The Ries Brothers (pronounced ”Rees”) are a brother duo that writes and performs their original material influenced by their love of rock, blues, funk, and reggae, They recently completed their second tour opening for the legendary band CHICAGO. Their first 10 city tour with CHICAGO in the fall of 2014 included a performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The Ries Brothers have also opened for Daughtry, Los Lonely Boys, REO Speedwagon, Little River Band, Firefall, the Edgar Winter Band, The Family Stone, and Rick Derringer as well as touring with MIGGS. Older brother Charlie (19) handles the lead vocals while simultaneously playing the drums and keyboard bass. The duo’s full sound is a result of Charlie’s unique ability to do this. Kevin (16) plays guitar, provides background vocals and is the co-writer on many of their original songs. For the past five years they have played their original music and creative covers extensively throughout the Central Florida area as well as making appearances at the House of Blues & Viper Room in Los Angeles. In the summer of 2013, the boys were 2 of only 25 performers’ ages 14-21 selected from the state of Florida to participate in the exclusive Los Angeles Grammy Museum’s Music Revolution Project. In summer 2014 the boys were part of the Van’s Warped Tour at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Ries Brothers were recently named by The Tampa Bay Times as one of their favorite artists of 2014. Their first EP “Hearts Collide” was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Warren Huart. They are currently working on a full album of original music produced in Tampa, Florida by Don Miggs with an expected release in Summer 2015.