The Rhythm Syndicate

The Rhythm Syndicate

 Cleveland, Ohio, USA
BandR&BAdult Contemporary

Northeast Ohio’s Swinging-est R&B band! Mixing Soul, Blues, R&B, Funk, Motown and originals in one sizzling show. Crowd-pleasing and Entertaining.


In 1997, a love of the blues brought guitarists Pat Sandy and Angelo Ciu together during one of the many jam sessions held at the legendary Cleveland blues club The Savannah. While both loved the blues, they also dug soul/r&b, swing, jazz, classic rock, and all points in between. Finding liked-minded hepcats at the Savannah to form a band wasn't difficult. Working with everyone's influences is how the soulful and bluesy, fingerpoppin, swing-a-rama sound of the The Rhythm Syndicate was born.

Together, The Rhythm Syndicate can light up a club in ferocious fashion, and suddenly take it down to a whisper without breaking a sweat. They'll throw in the occasional rock classic, and after satisfying that itch, head right back to soul/R&B, jazz and swing.

With 2 cd releases under their belt, "The Rhythm Syndicate" (2006), and their live flip, "On The Case And In Your Face" (2008), they continue to play regularly in the NE Ohio area and beyond. Their debut cd, a radio-friendly blend of blues, jump blues and classic rock influenced R&B, garnered favorable reviews locally (The Plain Dealer, Scene, CoolCleveland, FreeTimes) as well as nationally (Blues Revue Magazine), and they continue to gain new fans everywhere they play.

With regular stops at Old 97 Cafe, Bullfrog's, The Quarry, Akron's Lock 4, House Of Swing and elsewhere, The Rhythm Syndicate has become a fixture on the NE Ohio music scene.


The Rhythm Syndicate (2006) Debut CD

On The Case And In Your Face (2008) Live cd recorded at The Savannah, Westlake, Ohio

Set List

Mixture of Swing, Jump, R&B, Soul, Funk, Rock covers, and Original Material.

Too Late Brother Lately
I Got a Woman Georgia Freeway Song
Think Papa's Got a Brand New Bag You'll Never Know
Tryin' To Make a Livin' I Feel Good Take Your Time
Marrianne Sex Machine Sunny Day
You Don't Love Me Some Kind of Wonderful Tip Top
You've Got To Love Her w/a Feeling Shout Too Much Information
Cut You Loose Ain't No Sunshine Funkomatic
Shame, Shame, Shame Use Me Barfly Blues
Personal Manager What's Going On Crawdaddy Walk
Glamour Girl I Thank You Savannah Strut
You Belong To Me I'm a Man Soul Steppin'
Have You Ever Loved a Woman Superstition Summertime
I Can't Stop It Midnight Hour
Coldshot Ain't Too Proud To Beg Instrumentals:
Everyday (I have the blues) I'm Losing You All blues
Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom Cool Jerk Cissy Strut
I'm Ready Spooky Little Wing
Spider & the Fly Harlem Shuffle Chitlins Co