The Left Ready
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The Left Ready

Denver, Colorado, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Denver, Colorado, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Alternative


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"The Left Ready Comes Out Swinging"

"The Left Ready EP is a hard-hitting, five-track knockout punch. The rough and raw music style is reminiscent of classic rock bands with a modern edge. Think: A combination of the Black Keys and Fun, with rhythms and riffs that make you want to move. Murray’s vocals take this project over the top. These guys may be from a small town, but they are the next big thing!” - The Daily Interlake

"Working Man"

It’s obvious Murray thrives with an electric guitar in his hands. His stage presence draws in the audience as he loses himself in deep solos on top of a driving beat. - The Whitefish Pilot

"One Of Montana's Best"

Unadulterated rock and roll sung with passion by Mike of Montana's best. - Brew Michaels - 103.1 The River


Still working on that hot first release.



Comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist, Mike Murray, drummer/vocalist, Joel Metzler, and bass guitarist/vocalist, Chris Krager, The Left Ready is an American rock band. The three began playing, writing, and touring together as the Mike Murray Trio in mid 2013, and soon found a chemistry on stage and in the studio. Deciding that chemistry was worth more than the context of a singer/songwriter and a varying team of contract players, they decided to formalize and found The Left Ready in June 2014.

They immediately brought on LA-based producer, Andy Prickett (One Republic – Waking Up, 2009)and hit the studio, working on their self-titled, debut EP. The Left Ready – EP released August 22, 2014 in conjunction with their performance at The USA Pro Challenge, Stage 5 after-party in Woodland Park, CO. The name is derived from a fabled interview with boxing legend Jack Dempsey where, when asked how he became the heavyweight champion of the world, he replied: “Well, you’ve got to have the right ready, you’ve got to have the left ready, and you’ve got to be able to deliver them on a Tuesday night at 7:30pm.” The name aptly describes the band, both in the punchy tonality of their guitar and drums driven, riff-rock, and in their drive to succeed as a rock and roll band in this digital-age atmosphere of electro-beats and auto-tune.

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