Reddan Brothers Band

Reddan Brothers Band

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High energy, Dynamic, Soulful Music, played by musicians that can shred.

Biography

Born in Warwick, NY the Reddan Brothers grew up backing legends of rock and blues. After years of global touring, in 2008 the brothers have formed a strong group of their own. They have been seen on high-profile gigs such as: Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble and the Blues on the Bridge festival. In 2009 their CD "Skeleton Key Sessions" was released independently, containing 11 original songs. Airplay for their song "Fast World" is already international. Watch out for the the Reddan Brothers, they are moving fast!

JOHN REDDAN-GUITAR/VOCALS

Born in the Rolling Hills of Warwick, New York, John Reddan was highly influenced by the blues and classic rock music throughout his upbringing as a child. John started playing the guitar at the age of nine, consistently trying to hone his skills. Over the years, he has had many great opportunities to work and play with some of the best musicians that music has to offer. His first guitar teacher early on was Guitarist, Jim Kunkel, one of music’s true hidden treasures. A transition later came after meeting Ronnie Earl after a show. Earl encouraged John to study with Chris Vitarello, one of blues finest guitar players. As a young blossoming musician, the records of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s influenced John, having heard just about every classic song there was growing up, including bands such as The Allman Brothers, B.B. King, and Jimi Hendrix. His parents would fill the house with this influential music regularly. John later studied music in high school. The school offered no guitar in band, so John took up playing drums and percussion. This was a skill at the time that he would underrate, finding out years later how much it would help his scene of time and rhythm. During this period, John would spend his summers studying guitar at the National Guitar Workshop in New Milford, Connecticut. When he finally reached college, John went on to study with Jazz pianist, Chris Parker. He thought he might be interested in moving to New Orleans, hoping to study music at The University of New Orleans. John took his first trek across America on a greyhound bus to possibly study with Jazz pianist, Ellis Marsalis. Marsalis is considered one of the premier pianists in modern jazz and a stellar music teacher. Upon coming back to New York he walked into a bar and met international blues musician, Bill Perry, who had passed by his way many times before. Perry encouraged John to come on stage and play. After playing together one time, Perry asked John if he would be interested in taking a trip to the Midwest and play rhythm guitar with the Bill Perry Band. After that first trip, Perry offered John the gig fulltime. Soon after John had become a mainstay having played with Perry for five years. They would travel as far as New Mexico to Poland, bringing Bill Perry’s high-energy psychedelic blues to the people. John has become a truly gifted talent playing guitar, mandolin, lap steel and singing. John also writes his own arrey of music. After Bill Perry’s passing in late 2007 John has been busy working on stretching his skills as a musician and person. John teamed up with his drummer brother Chris forming the Reddan Brothers Band in the winter of 2008.

CHRIS REDDAN-DRUMS

Born October 29, 1985, and raised in Warwick, NY, Christopher Reddan was born into a family where music was always prevalent. Reddan’s earliest musical influences were listening to his dads’ records of Jimi Hendrix and Cream. He later started playing drums at the age of nine, and by the age of 10 he received his first drum set. Over the next few years, Reddan took many drum lessons and practiced up to eight hours a day. Childhood friend Chris Barretto introduced him to his father, legendary percussionist Ray Barretto at a young age. Reddan recalls going with Ray to attend a show with fellow congero Poncho Sanchez at the Blue Note NYC. "The fire and passion in those guys' playing was so unbelievable I couldn't even comprehend it...at that time I had no idea that league of playing was possible." This time period also saw him attending Drummer's Collective Drum School and The National Guitar Workshop Summer Program. Some of his teachers have included: Papa John Mole, Tom Venable, Frank Katz and Adam Nussbaum. Around the age of 13, Reddan started playing professional gigs with local musicians. His family enriched him by taking him to see live jazz and blues in the NYC area, including Popa Chubby, who would later open the door for Reddan’s musical career. By the age of 14, he was introduced to future friend and mentor, the late blues master, Bill Perry. When Chris was in high school, his main focus was performing a lot of gigs and juggling school. He met blues rocker, Popa Chubby, at a high school music program, and they became instant friends. In 2004, Chubby visited the Corner Stage Music Club to see Reddan play. Shortly after, Reddan started filling in for legendary studio drummer, Steve Holley, on Popa Chubby’s gigs. Befor

Discography

Skeleton Key Sessions 2009

Fast World & Off The Top being featured on radio stations in France and Australia.

Set List

Set lists depend on the gig. Rock, Blues, Funk....etc.

Mostly Originals, but could lean heavier on covers if desired by promoter.