A Sweet Singin' and Tasty Riffin' Band from Los Angeles. Imagine 4 young Country and Blues Musicians set out to put on a incredible show every night, and keep all ages and types of people having a blast the whole time. Ry and the Band have been on the road, in the studio, and working non-stop since the first show in 2007. Focused on great songs and groovin' vintage sounds, band is a mix of modern day songs and grooves with exquisite guitar and vocal styles from the 50's and 60's. Ry Can Rock with his Band or create an Intimate Acoustic experience. Either way it's a great show.
Guitarist/Singer - Ryan Bradley from Hawaii
Bassist - Justin Valdivia from San Diego
Drummer - Mario Montes from Venus
Guitarist - Tyler Stipe from Michigan
Ry Founded Honolulu's best know Rockabilly Band "Suspicious Minds." In 2006 he moved to Los Angeles and soon joined Rock and Roll Temptress "Devil Doll" as her touring guitar player. On the road, Ry hit it off with Bassist Justin Valdivia and soon called upon drummer Mario Montes whom he'd met while working with a Jazz Big Band in Costa Mesa Ca. The three started performing Ry's Original songs and soon found themselves in the Studio cutting 12 fun and infectious songs. In September 2009 Ry released his Debut full length album "Don't You Know It's True." Currently writing and recording with music industry elites in Nashville Tennessee, Ry's buzz is getting louder and louder, he's making a huge splash in the west coast and the rest of the US.
Don't You Know It's True - Full Length Album- Available on iTunes.com, CDbaby.com, Amazon, And at any Ry Bradley performance
Last Night: Ryan Bradley Affair
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We took two seats at the bar just as the group was starting. Called the Ryan Bradley Affair, the tri...We took two seats at the bar just as the group was starting. Called the Ryan Bradley Affair, the trio soundchecked with a really cool rhythm & blues song and I hoped it was one of those "let's warm up with a song that sounds nothing like the rest of our set." Luckily, it wasn't.
My first thought, and one that continued to race through my Pabst Blue Ribbon -soaked mind, was how these three guys were playing real rockabilly, not that "tattooed/leopard print/tough guy/we used to be punks" shit, but real rockabilly, the kind that emerges when you blend R&B, honky tonk and rock 'n' roll.
The group didn't rely on the standard E to G chord progression or sing a bunch of corny songs about Cadillacs. The bassist moved his fingers across his fretboard in a tasty way while the drummer held down that boom-chicka-boom without overpowering the tunes. This smooth rythm section allowed Bradley to get nice on the six string. Unlike all these Cramps wannabees (and don't write any comments about the Cramps -- I love 'em but I despise all the terrible bands who ape them), Bradley didn't play over the bass the entire time. Instead, he played like the greats -- Scotty Moore, Carl Perkins -- who peppered licks when the songs called for a lil' guitar action.
What did we learn on the show tonight, Craig? The Ryan Bradley Affair is good. They don't wear costumes, they don't have anything to do with modern rockabilly and they can actually play.
Schwindy's indie music spotlight:
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My introduction to Ryan Bradley Affair came at the West Coast Rockabilly Showdown finals at the OC F...My introduction to Ryan Bradley Affair came at the West Coast Rockabilly Showdown finals at the OC Fairgrounds. The band includes an upright bass and has some rockabilly influences, but to call this a rockabilly band is not quite accurate. The first true rockabilly song on the album isn't until the fourth track "Gotta Make Up My Mind." It is more a rock and roll band that incorporates some other influences into its sound.
Don't You Know It's True (2009) kicks off with the swinging "I Don't Want To Be Evil," which includes some horns that give the song a hot-jazz feel. If you were to see the band perform this one live, this would get all the guys with pompadours and rolled-up jeans to the dance floor to twirl all the ladies in polka-dot dresses.
There is a lot in "Payback," including the vocals, that reminds me of Lyle Lovett. This has the same smooth swinging sound that Lovett has made a career of. This is definitely another one to get the cats and kittens on the dance floor.
When you get into the world of rockabilly and country, it's not uncommon to come across songs about guns. This band has songs titled "Get Your Gun" and "Pistol Packing" as well as "Murder Ballad #1." I don't want to give the idea that Ryan Bradley is some kind of gun nut. For the most part, these are songs about guys who are misguided in their use of guns. "Get Your Gun" is about a fake tough guy who feels like a gun shows the world just how tough he is. "Pistol Packing" is about a sensitive type who gets picked on one too many times and decides he's going to carry a gun to set thing straight (in his mind).
The album closes with my two favorite tracks. "Take it out on Me" is a song about the narrator making his girl mad so she will take it out on him in the bedroom. Before the last verse, the narrator gives us an example of some of the funny (OK, so they're funny to guys) things he says to his girl to get her angry. That song is followed by "Coahuila." In this song, Bradley croons about going to Mexico to forget about the girl that broke his heart. This song reminds me a little bit of Miguel Garcia and the Vaquetones.
If you want some good old rock and roll (with a tip of the cap to various areas of Americana), this is definitely an album to add to your collection.
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