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"Rock Reinvented"

Rock Reinvented
Local Band Explains Their Rock Philosophy
Broadside Photo Editor Grace Kendall

Stokley Rose is in the business of kick ass rock–it even says so on its business cards. The Maryland-based band consists of four members: Matthew Bauer on guitar, Nathan DeBord on bass, Jon Roberson on vocals and Rajan ‘Rage’ Patel on drums. A self-described “high-energy original rock band,” Stokley Rose has worked hard to develop its sound in the year that it has been together.

“We keep our fans guessing with an array of riff-driven power, mixed with a funky and melodic feel,” the band said. It is a very accurate description of their sound, blending a power-funk mix in original songs such as “Long Gone” and “Stolen.”

Roberson’s vocals have a country twang to them that lends the band its character, as Roberson pushes through lyrics like, “Squeeze me through fingers and / Drink me like a wine / Ever so graceful / Like every other time.”

When the vocals are paired with the powerful guitar riffs and thrumming bass lines of Bauer and DeBord respectively, the sound starts to really become something unique.

“The guitar and bass riffs we use are either written on the spot or dredged up from years ago when it was just Nathan and Matt jamming. The lyrics pretty much flow out of Jon once the band gets the riff moving nicely, and he's not really sure what they mean until after they've left his lips,” Rajan said. “A little strange, we grant you, but that just seems to work.”

Throw in Patel’s complimentary drumming to help drive the beat home and you’ve got Stokley Rose in full force. They played at T.T. Reynold’s on March 27 and felt good about how the show went.

“The overall feeling from staff and fans alike was that out of the four bands there last night, we sounded the best,” said DeBord, with the kind of confidence you would expect from a much older band. Their fans eat it up and they did their part to show their love for the band on Tuesday.

“At T.T. Reynold’s, we had about 25 people there for us compared to the 50 brought by another band. You wouldn't be able to tell that based on noise. They chanted our name and grooved to the tunes,” said DeBord.

To the members of Stokley Rose, that is what being in a rock band is all about. They are playing music, getting their name out and enjoying every minute of it. The band admits, “we're kind of looking forward to the journey as much as the destination.” It’s not a bad outlook for Stokley Rose, who will be bringing their power-funk sound back to the area on Friday, April 13 for part two of the Emergenza Music Festival at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA - they played at part one of the festival in January.


Check out their music online at www.stokleyrose.com. - The Broadside, George Mason University


"Rock Reinvented"

Rock Reinvented
Local Band Explains Their Rock Philosophy
Broadside Photo Editor Grace Kendall

Stokley Rose is in the business of kick ass rock–it even says so on its business cards. The Maryland-based band consists of four members: Matthew Bauer on guitar, Nathan DeBord on bass, Jon Roberson on vocals and Rajan ‘Rage’ Patel on drums. A self-described “high-energy original rock band,” Stokley Rose has worked hard to develop its sound in the year that it has been together.

“We keep our fans guessing with an array of riff-driven power, mixed with a funky and melodic feel,” the band said. It is a very accurate description of their sound, blending a power-funk mix in original songs such as “Long Gone” and “Stolen.”

Roberson’s vocals have a country twang to them that lends the band its character, as Roberson pushes through lyrics like, “Squeeze me through fingers and / Drink me like a wine / Ever so graceful / Like every other time.”

When the vocals are paired with the powerful guitar riffs and thrumming bass lines of Bauer and DeBord respectively, the sound starts to really become something unique.

“The guitar and bass riffs we use are either written on the spot or dredged up from years ago when it was just Nathan and Matt jamming. The lyrics pretty much flow out of Jon once the band gets the riff moving nicely, and he's not really sure what they mean until after they've left his lips,” Rajan said. “A little strange, we grant you, but that just seems to work.”

Throw in Patel’s complimentary drumming to help drive the beat home and you’ve got Stokley Rose in full force. They played at T.T. Reynold’s on March 27 and felt good about how the show went.

“The overall feeling from staff and fans alike was that out of the four bands there last night, we sounded the best,” said DeBord, with the kind of confidence you would expect from a much older band. Their fans eat it up and they did their part to show their love for the band on Tuesday.

“At T.T. Reynold’s, we had about 25 people there for us compared to the 50 brought by another band. You wouldn't be able to tell that based on noise. They chanted our name and grooved to the tunes,” said DeBord.

To the members of Stokley Rose, that is what being in a rock band is all about. They are playing music, getting their name out and enjoying every minute of it. The band admits, “we're kind of looking forward to the journey as much as the destination.” It’s not a bad outlook for Stokley Rose, who will be bringing their power-funk sound back to the area on Friday, April 13 for part two of the Emergenza Music Festival at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA - they played at part one of the festival in January.


Check out their music online at www.stokleyrose.com. - The Broadside, George Mason University


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We're All Liars (Demo)

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Our influences range from Metallica and Alice in Chains to Dave Matthew's Band and Black Crowes. The guitar is riff driven and the bass lines are unique and melodic. The drums have a funky feel with rock roots and the vocals reflect the influences of Elton John and Peter Gabriel. We pride ourselves on our high-energy live show and the spirit of our strong and growing fanbase. Anything can happen at a Stokley Rose show...