Brother Jerome is a powerhouse Reggae outfit from Northern New Jersey that infuses Soul, Rock and Latin influences with a socially conscious intention to bring people together through healing and mindful music. The group was formed by Singer-Songwriter Ryan Bria (Guitar/ Vocals) who’s passion for Reggae music led him to writing some of his most powerful and engaging music. In early years the group toured nationally as far west as New Orleans, and began codifying their sound and live performances. After releasing their debut album “Progress” in 2018 which was praised as “antidote for a bad mood” and “a beacon for societal change” by AXS and having singles debuted by Rootfire and Top Shelf Reggae, the group spent the next year refining their sound through extensive touring in the northeast supporting titans of Reggae such as Sublime with Rome, Steel Pulse, Ziggy Marley, SOJA, Morgan Heritage and many more. All the while the group continued to evolve, recruiting New Jersey/New York Reggae Veterans Ramsey Norman on Drums/Vocals and Steve Capecci on Bass (who’s credits include artists such as Larry MacDonald, Pilfers,Full Watts Band and Kiwi).
The combined chemistry amongst the current lineup illuminates their live performances and new material which are overflowing with striking musical prowess. Most recently, while putting together their second full length album, Brother Jerome was awarded the “Best Emerging Artist Award” at the 2019 Richmond International Film and Music Festival strengthening the stellar momentum the band has already established. The group continues to inspire audiences up and down the east coast with their powerful lyrics and energizing live performances.