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Iron Bridge Band

Freehold Township, New Jersey, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Freehold Township, New Jersey, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Rock Classic Rock




"Against the Grain: Rock n' Roll Glory!"

Steeped in the tradition of the past and planted firmly in the present, they deliver believable music that stems from a time when rock was in its glory. Iron Bridge Band carries that glory into the present like very few others can - The Aquarian Weekly

"Against the Grain: For fans of Blackberry Smoke, Allman Brothers etc."

If you like the sound of Blackberry Smoke, The Sheepdogs, The Allman should definitely pay attention to "Against The Grain". Twelve original songs that all, without exception, can be called excellent. Fantastic vocals... songs based on beautiful melody and harmony vocals with the necessary space for fine work of various musicians, what more could you want?” - Roots Time

"Against the Grain: The Most Diverse, Beautiful Records I've Listened To.."

"Against the Grain": One of the most diverse but, at the same time, beautiful records that I've listened to this year. The bluesy, Southern influences along with the pure and Classic Rock sound makes this album a must have for every rock fan out there. A 9.0/10!” - Heavy Paradise

"Against the Grain: A Powerhouse Slab of Riff-Based Blues Rock"

A powerhouse slab of riff-based blues-rock with a southern rock influence. - Flying Shoes Music Blog

"Against the Grain: Feel Good, Addictive, Crank the Volume and Rock Out!"

This is feel good, addictive, crank the volume and rock out in your living room music! The quality of this album from beginning to end is absolutely first-rate. It warms me to know that this caliber of music is still being written, performed and enjoyed. - The Dedicated Rocker Society

"Against the Grain: Arena Rockers That Have Already Arrived!"

This bunch of Jersey rockers sound like they grew up eating 70s heartland arena rocker records for breakfast. You have to give them a lot of credit for sounding like arena rockers that have already arrived with this just being their second release and doing it on their own! An EDM antidote for fist pumping, hormone ravaged teens that don't mind getting baked in the sun as they get baked at the festival, these guys sound like the 70s never ended. Why shouldn't today's kids find out how much fun it all was? - Midwest Record

"Against the Grain: High Quality...Southern Influence and Excellent Musicians"

What we have here is a high-quality rock piece of work with a lot of southern influence, excellent musicians and very well-written tracks. If you like quality rock music, then this piece of work is a good choice for you! 9.0/10 - Be Rock Radio

"Against the Grain: Iron Bridge Band really strike gold!"

The Iron Bridge Band really strike gold with Against the Grain, a powerful, far-reaching, thought-provoking set of original tunes from a talented group that blur the lines between blues and rock. - Blues Bytes

"Against the Grain: Everything About This Band Is Outstanding!"

Everything about this album and band is outstanding and so very listenable, their songs are very well crafted and pertinent for today’s world - Peter Merrett, Station Manager PBS 106.7 Melbourne AU

"Against the Grain: Elements of Wishbone Ash & The Allman Brothers"

There is a refreshingly freewheeling open southern rocking seventies momentum throughout, which possesses enticing and endearing elements of the Wishbone Ash, The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Greatly endorsed! - Blues in the South (UK)

"Against The Grain: Stunning Artistic Evolution; Spiritually Nourishing!"

"Following their critically acclaimed debut Road Not Taken (2013), the band returns triumphantly with 12 original tracks showing stunning artistic evolution. The Iron Bridge Band is a talented, ambitious band of brothers and sisters whose reach matches their grasp in creating timeless music, and the listener is the lucky beneficiary. By turns rollicking, rambunctious, thoughtful and soothing, they provide a soundtrack for life and love. In these turbulent times, it is a rare and welcome, spiritually nourishing refuge on which to depend. - Dave Rubin (Journalist; Recipient of KBA Award; Guitar Player Magazine)

"Against the Grain: This is music that grabs you in many ways!"

To say that New Jersey is fertile ground in the cultivation of rock and roll is an understatement. Iron Bridge Band is making there own statement that the Garden State’s crop of great bands is nowhere near petering out…a loud and clear statement. They do New Jersey proud, they do rock and roll proud, they do music proud. This is music that grabs you in many ways, - Music Morsels

"Against the Grain: No Frills, Straight Up Rock n Roll!"

"Against The Grain" would not be out of place if it was played right along with Blackberry Smoke, The Cadillac Three, or A Thousand Horses, but it is definitely classic rock inspired. If you're in the mood for a no frills, straight up rock n' roll record you won't go wrong. - Hard Rock Nights

"Against the Grain: Superb! American Rock from Bad Company to Bob Seger"

Iron Bridge Band's "Against the Grain" - " lovers will be spoiled by this album - for those who appreciate American rock from Bad Company to Bob Seger, this album is for you"! - 2RocksKroniks

"Against the Grain: Highly Recommended!"

Iron Bridge Band sound better than ever" - HIGHLY Recommended! - ODayRoxx Blog Spot

"Against the Grain: Extremely Brilliant Work"

“The twelve original songs sound so timeless....extremely brilliant work and clever melodies flow right into the crunchy guitar riffs. The Southern rock vibes give the songs that extra touch....4.5/5.0!” - Keys and Chords Magazine

"Against the Grain: "Stonking" Good!!"

I love everything about this band. "Against the Grain" is "stonking" good!! - Tony Corner, DJ Rock Radio UK

"Against the Grain: Spread the Word!"

Iron Bridge Band returns in top form with a dozen original pieces destined to be a landmark in their album both varied and balanced as American music lovers are sure to appreciate its true value. Spread the word - ZicaZic Music Blog

"Iron Bridge Band"

The Iron Bridge Band is an amalgam of classic rock n’ roll, fused with roots-rock and hints of southern soul.  With thoughtfully crafted songs, four-part vocal harmonies and reflective lyrics, the music is an up-beat ensemble of edgy melodic guitar riffs, laden with fist pumping sing-along hooks. - Relix Magazine - June 2015

"Iron Bridge Band: "Road Not Taken""

"The group offers us a tasty album with some energetic pieces. One can feel influences from Bad Company, Eagles, excellent album... with very good musicians where all compositions are terms of melodies, music lovers will be spoiled by this album which is a real success for US rock and ballads. A superb debut!" - HisoZic

"Iron Bridge Band - Road Not Taken Review"

"Rocking vibe full of catchy songs and great performances…music harks back to the glorious American sound of the 70' but without sounding dated…definite early Eagles feel…Southern edge….Chandler Mogel has turned in his best vocal performance I have heard so far…an album I will returning to many times in the future" - Ant Heeks, Fireworks Magazine - Fireworks Magazine

"Iron Bridge Band - Road Not Taken Review"

"Brilliant...experienced musicians with a knack for songwriting and rich production. The East Coast foursome play rock music at such a high level" - RockTimes - Germany

"Local Band Vying for Grammy Nod"

A band that includes members from Freehold and Colts Neck has a chance to join the music elite as their latest album is up for a possible Grammy Award nomination.

The band, known as Iron Bridge released their debut album “Road Not Taken” last month and recently found out they are on the entry ballot for the “Best Rock Album” category. Their single “All Our Yesterdays” has made it onto the American Music Association’s charts for Adult Album Alternative and has been played not only on stations around the country but in Europe as well.

Members of the band include Freehold resident Steve Walsh on guitar and Colts Neck resident Scott Suky on drums. The duo have been friends since high school and college and reconnected after 25 years apart through Facebook. Since then they have added not only fellow Colts Neck resident Chandler Mogel as a singer and songwriter but also Scott’s wife Lanie on bass. Keeping their Monmouth County roots the group recorded the album at the Shorefire Recording Studios in Long Branch.

A press release describes the concept for the album as “the traditional rock album, utilizing vintage writing and recording processes and equipment in order to capture that 70’s rock feel.” The band plans to promote their efforts with a show on November 8 at The Saint in Asbury Park. Tickets are on sale on The Saint’s website and the album is currently available on iTunes, Amazon and on CD on the band’s website. You can also learn more about the band by checking out their Facebook page. - Freehold Patch

"Iron Bridge Band - Road Not Taken Review"

When l first pressed play on this cd l thought l was listening to a Texas based Country/Rock/Blues outfit, that was until l read that they are a New Jersey based outfit. Group leader, songwriter and amazing guitarist Stephen Walsh with Chandler Mogel's vocals. Sets us on a journey of tough tight loud Country/Rock/Blues as seen through his eyes.A wonderful well crafted album of standout Country/Rock/Blues - Peter Merrett; PBS 106.7 Melbourne, Australia

"Iron Bridge Band - Road Not Taken Review"

The debut release, 'Road Not Taken' by Iron Bridge Band is pure melodic rock gold! The key element to the success of Iron Bridge Band is creating a modern rock sounding opus while pushing the genre into the future, with powerhouse rhythms and top notch production making it a classic and contemporary release.
Every song has that vintage classic rock vibe, and every aspect from the songwriting to the musicianship to the vocals to the production is absolutely top notch. Iron Bridge Band is Chandler Mogel on vocals, Steve Walsh on guitars, Lanie Suky on bass and Scott Suky on drums. 'Road Not Taken' is a record that should be getting heavy rotation on American FM rock radio stations. In my opinion, it's
as good if not better than just about anything on the Billboard Top 100 Rock Albums right now. Vocalist Chandler Mogel does a simply flawless job of delivering everything a rock record needs: power, melody, and soaring energy. Whether it is the outstanding rhythm section on amazing songs like "Thunder In A Sacred Place", "Best Wine" , "Petticoat Road" or the heartfelt "Wildflower" to the rocking "Smokin' Gun". One thing is for sure, listening to this album will be a memorable one. The production is incredibly clear, it's obvious that the band put their hearts and souls into every song.
With 'Road Not Taken', the Iron Bridge Band has made it perfectly
clear , they are here to stay for the long run. If you like melodic rock you NEED this album in your collection. There have been some really good melodic rock releases so far this year but with 'Road Not Taken', Iron Bridge Band makes a strong case for being on the
top of the "Best of 2013" list. This is a must-have melodic rock album any way you look at it. If you like melodic rock - old, new, European, American, whatever, you owe to yourself to check out 'Road Not Taken' by Iron Bridge Band. - Highly Recommended
Tony aka The Atomic Chaser @The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine
- All Access Magazine/Dedicated Rocker Society

"Iron Bridge Band - Road Not Taken Review"

"Something really incredible and creative to offer….delivers fast and edgy moves, piling onto what’s already an impressive sound….brings the listener back to a time where rock music was still heavily influenced by the blues…Iron Bridge Band gave a piece of themselves to creating it.” Joe Cirilo, Aquarian Weekly - The Aquarian Weekly

"Iron Bridge Band - Road Not Taken Review"

RON BRIDGE BAND/Road Not Taken: Following their debut EP with a full lengther, this crew delivers classic 70s AOR/arena rock complete with crunchy guitars, high energy and all the vibe from working class Jersey you can handle. Borrowing rocking moves from everyone from the Allmans to Bad Company, IBB is a fast ball down the middle for kids that are more into letting loose than being witness to spectacle. Hard hitting stuff from a bunch that keep it real by loving what they do. Well done. - Midwest Record

"Iron Bridge Band - Road Not Taken Review"

Loud, fast and profane do not necessarily equal intensity and profundity. Instead, it is created by broad artistic vision, technical excellence and a burning passion to bare uninhibited emotions. The Iron Bridge Band from New Jersey has it all and a raucous sense of abandon. Led by extraordinary guitarist and songwriter Stephen Walsh, exceptionally soulful lead singer and songwriter Chandler Mogel and the husband and wife grooving rhythm section of drummer Scott Suky and bassist Lanie Suky, they have forged a spectacular follow up to their debut EP.
The original 12-song set blasts off with the heart pounding "Thunder in a Sacred Place." Mogel rocks the hypnotically poetic chorus "I could see the lightning, I could see your face, no wonder I heard thunder in a sacred place," with "sacred place" conjuring multiple images both "sacred" and "profane" Walsh pushes hard with his clanging rhythm guitar and a flaming solo, while backup singer Jessie Wagner could give Merrie Clayton a run for her money. "Best Wine" chugs suggestively with barely restrained lust, Mogel waxing poetic about the woman of his desires before rising to the occasion in the anthem-like chorus "On the line between good and bad, she's like the best wine I ever had" and Walsh accompanying with sensuous tone in complete "harmony" with the lyric content. The enticingly smooth, jazzy pop of "Wildflower" has Mogel wisely advising "So dive into your soul and tell yourself that the day is mine" as the antidote for escaping the dark, while painting a dream picture of serenity with lush, evocative country metaphors. Continuing the album theme, the rocking "Petticoat Road" tells of wrong choices in life and the determination to persevere with a defiant "Still I'm standing tall in the rain" as Walsh weaves gorgeous, melancholy melodies reminiscent of Duane and Dickey.
The piercing ballad "All Our Yesterdays" digs deeper into the ache of regret and the promise of "Here and now, our second chance is waiting It's not too late to think about tomorrow following "Don't know when, we took that road not taken" as the band supports with uncommon empathy. The dynamic folk rocking "Bittersweet" plumbs depths of despair about an ill-conceived romance with Mogel confessing "I didn't wanna go down that road, but I followed her lead, like the light at the end of the tunnel and I thought, Well that was then, this is now, and I can feel me come alive again intensified by a soaring guitar solo of tear-stained, "bittersweet" notes. With spiritual overtones on "Smokin' Gun", Mogel declares "Take my blues, gonna have some fun, gotta kick that throttle cause what's done is done. On my knees for my only son, I'm a lose that bottle and the smoking' gun" on a rousing, "fist in the air" Southern rocker kicked forward relentlessly by the rock steady Sukys. The ready for prime time "Once Beautiful (Love Like Rain)" keeps the blood pumping in a hopeful plea to a lover with "Once we were beautiful, our eyes could see. Now we're lost inside a memory. So we love like rain to get back where we used to be", Walsh adding wordless encouragement with beautifully sculpted licks.
The gorgeous solo acoustic guitar instrumental "Miles to Go" provides a brief musical sanctuary in which to meditate on the title and its relationship to the other tracks. The acoustic-powered "The Most Benevolent Wind" uses the literate spiritual metaphor of a "benevolent" and a "malevolent" wind to address true love and true answers in an exceptionally moving take that could be likened to the Shakespeare quote, "The fault is not in our stars, but in ourselves" Walsh contributes the solace of another instrumental exploration with "Before I Sleep" his acoustic guitar overlaid with golden celestial electric lines. The album closes intimately with just the guitarist and the lead singer revisiting "All Our yesterdays" in an "unplugged" format that serves to heighten the emotional "head slap" of the lyrics.
The Iron Bridge Band spans and connects generations and genres with the healing, celebratory qualities of the greatest rock music. Their ability to combine the sum total of their life experiences in the creation of a lasting musical statement is a profound accomplishment.
Dave Rubin, KBA recipient in Journalism - Dave Rubin, Music Journalist


EP: Unbroken; Released 11/26/11

LP: Road Not Taken; Released 9/27/13

LP: Against The Grain; 07/01/16

Various FM airplay throughout the U.S. and Europe in markets that promote rock; roots rock and classic rock.

All tracks are available for streaming on Spotify; Soundcloud etc.

EP/LP for sale on iTunes and Amazon. CDs available from band's website at



Uniquely distinctive and instantly recognizable, Iron Bridge Band has a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Influenced by vinyl and cassette-era rock, they bring together classic rock n’ roll, fused with roots-rock and hints of southern soul by way of thoughtfully crafted songs, four-part vocal harmonies and reflective lyrics. The music is an up-beat collaboration of edgy melodic guitar riffs, laden with fist pumping, sing-along hooks. 

Iron Bridge Band is a true band in every sense and their music is a collaboration of authentic musicians who feel, groove and vibe. They bring intimacy and that intangible musical connection you can’t quantify with just pure musicianship alone. Their music has depth, realism, tells a story and is felt before it is heard. The band has been writing, recording and performing together since 2010 and has opened for national touring acts such as The Outlaws, Blackhawk and John Eddie.  

IBB's follow-up album "Against the Grain" was released on July 1st to critical acclaim from national music blogs, magazines and independent radio.  The album is being supported with a national tour that began in Summer/Fall 2016.

IBB's LP "Road Not Taken" was released on September 27 2013 and voted the Top 100 Roots Rock albums of 2014 (Roots Music Report) and their song "All Our Yesterdays" finished in the Top 20 pop songs for 2014 RMR. 

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