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Suede Brothers

Perry, Ohio, United States | INDIE

Perry, Ohio, United States | INDIE
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"Introducing The Suede Brothers"

Their strengths are obvious and immediate. They've got skill, loads and loads and loads of skill. Guitarist Dylan Francis along with bassist Kevin Naughton and drummer Mick Varga lay down one thick, heavy, vintage groove after another, taking you back to a time when Camaros were king, jeans were tight, and Rock 'N' Roll ruled the radio. They're relentless. The guitar barrage begins with track one, "Shotgun Philly" and doesn't end until the last note of track ten, "Lay it Down." The sound and the production on their self titled album is top notch. "Jolly Rodger" utilizes the lost art of audio dynamics, where the loud parts are loud, the soft parts are soft, and when the guitars roar back to life, the shift in volume accentuates their fury.

Are The Suede Brothers just like Zeppelin? No, there's only one Zeppelin, and there will never be a next Zeppelin, and more than that, it's a question that should never be asked. Now, if you ask me if The Suede Brothers rock, I'll answer "Absolutely. They rock f'n hard."
- I Rock Cleveland – Bill Lippold

"Suede Brothers"

Suede Brothers
Suede Brothers (Bad Breaker)

Published: December 19, 2007

Suede Brothers CD-release party. Friday, December 21, at the Beachland Tavern.
Subject(s): Black Diamonds, classic rock, Suede Brothers
When teen rockers the Black Diamonds dropped their singer earlier this year and became a power trio, the future looked a little dim. Good news: The ex-Diamonds are brighter than ever as the Suede Brothers. Their phenomenal debut is pure spirit-of-'76 classic rock, produced by vet Paul Hamann (who helped the James Gang polish their chops). The album has plenty of authentic Zeppelin-Gang moments. Mostly, however, it has songs, and the songs have moments. Guitarist Dylan Francis sings like he plays, his vocals echoing the slashing, screaming riffs — which span southern-rawk acrobatics to cocksure Beantown shuffles. Whatever Francis is feeling, it's right.

- Scene Magazine - DX Ferris

"Local CD Spotlight: Suede Brothers"

Local CD Spotlight: Suede Brothers
07, 2007
Suede Brothers
"Suede Brothers"
(Bad Breaker Records)
Formed out of the ashes of the Cleveland act the Black Diamonds, Suede Brothers -- Mick Varga (drums), Kevin Naughton (bass) and Dylan Francis (guitar/vocals) -- have released their self-titled debut, which is filled with unadulterated guitar fury and style. The act is built around the modern bluesy approach of the White Stripes ("Fireplace Fire") coupled with the old school, funky power trio aesthetic of the James Gang ("Tired"). Influences (largely Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath) are proudly worn on the trio's sleeves, but larceny isn't a problem. You could nitpick that some of the tracks run together, but there's a fire that burns throughout the 10-track "Suede Brothers" that is undeniably appealing. Perhaps they're rawhide now, but anticipation runs high to see what these Brothers of Suede become. Grade: B+

- Plain Dealer - John Benson


Suede Brothers - Suede Brothers 2007



I think I know a thing or two about loud, noisy, kick ass rock-n-roll, and these kids have swiped the best elements from all that rotten '70's rock, personalized it and made it their own! What the hell is better than that?

Jeff Magnum - Bass Player “The Dead Boys”

In Cleveland we have a form of music that we affectionately called Rust-Belt Rock and Roll. It's less of a genre and more of an attitude. It's rock and roll music that's low on fashion and filler and big on volume. We live in a region that is gritty, hard-working, and honest. In Cleveland there's a level of pride in being down, but not out and fighting with every last breathe to succeed. Here in Cleveland, we also have this band that perfectly embodies the sentiments of Rust-Belt Rock, The Suede Brothers. Originally a duo that blasted blues based jams out of a barn in Perry, Ohio, The Suede Brothers, now a trio, released their full length debut in 2007. Listening to The Suede Brothers, you'll hear elements of old time blues music as well as large riffs and bombastic drums that date back to the hard charging Seventies. Though their influences reach back to a bygone era, they're not throwbacks to better days. The fire and the passion of their Rust Belt Rock and Roll takes their sound right into modern times.

The Suede Brothers 2007 album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Suma Studios by Paul Hamann (Grand Funk Railroad, Pere Ubu, Firehose, James Gang and The Black Keys). The Suede Brothers were nominated for “Best Hard Rock Band” and Guitarist Dylan Francis was nominated “Best Guitarist” in Cleveland Free Times 2008 Music Awards.