Marin County natives and lifelong musical comrades, drummer, Ryan Moran “aka RyMo” of Billboard’s chart-topping reggae-rock, funk band, Slightly Stoopid, and IrieFuse members, along with other bandmates announce their new side-project, ‘SMALL BATCH BAND,’ along with their debut EP release of ‘HISTORY REPEATS,’ on September 29, 2020. The band melds traditional rock and roll, with a bluesy-funk, on their six-track EP.
The four-piece band is a collective vision consisting of soul-centric lead vocalist and lyricist, Joe Endoso of IrieFuse, alongside the high-spirited rock and blues inspired multi-instrumentalist, Shawn Brown; a former member of IrieFuse, who performs on guitar, keys and synthesizer, as well as backup vocals, in conjunction with funk and groove-influenced bassist and backup vocalist, Jordan Korach. Each member rocks on rhythm through the bands fourth and final member, which they refer to as the bands’ heartbeat, with their hard-hitting drummer, RyMo of Slightly Stoopid; a Marin County native and longtime transplant of San Diego.
RyMo shares, “We have wanted to re-connect and perform together for decades now; paying homage to the Bay Area’s iconic rock scene. Yet, our lives, schedules and other logistics made it a bit difficult. We are fortunate to hold such a strong friendship between us and with this project being at the forefront of our minds for so long, we only hope that this EP, ‘HISTORY REPEATS’ brings more music with positivity and light into the world.”
HISTORY REPEATS, is a bridge between the bands enduring long-term friendship and the iconic Bay Area’s rock music scene. The EP embodies early 90’s rock and roll, layered with groovy blues and soulful funk, being compared to a Stone Temple Pilots meets blues artist Jared James Nichols.
SMALL BATCH BAND members are a four-man group of respected touring musicians, who have collectively performed with and/or opened for a variety of legendary artists, such as the Dave Matthews Band, Snoop Dogg, Stephen and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Del The Funky Homosapien, Cypress Hill, Bob Weir and many more.
Their debut EP was produced by all band members, with the production and engineering by world renowned Stick musician and GRAMMY© performer and producer/engineer, Mr. Tom Griesgraber of ThosSound’s Studio in Encinitas, California.
Their music is distributed globally by Zojak World Wide.