The Band Will Hit the Road for One of the Largest and Most Reputable Music Conferences in the Mid-Atlantic
Following a New Year that saw the band inject as much energy and ferocity into their latest live shows that they have into their most recent release “Stomach Coil”, the Chris Ruben Band are getting ready for more. What’s being called “A package wrapped up in originality and virtuoso-level musicianship” and “an authentic slab of vibrant physicality for a generation desperate to be moved by their music.” – CRB will perform a live showcase at the Grotto Pub (104 Market Street, Enola, Pennsylvania 17025) for the Millennium Music Conference on Friday, February 22nd at 11:30 PM! And for fans that can’t make it out to PA, the band will play Pianos in downtown NYC on Friday, March 15th.
The Chris Ruben Band is a funk/rock band from Long Island, New York. The group features five members; Chris Ruben (Vocals, Guitar), Brendan Allan (Bass), Russ Benjamin (Drums), Eugene Iovine(Keyboards, Synths), & Frank Iovine (Synths, Organs). Influenced by classic acts including The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, and Nirvana, together their sound is a blend of modern funk and indie-rock reminiscent of Jamiroquai and Mac DeMarco. The band has become a staple in the Long Island music scene, frequenting venues including Portside Bar & Grill, 89 North, The Velvet Lounge, and BrickHouse Brewery. In addition, they have had the pleasure of performing at SXSW, Froggy Daze 7 & 8, The Space at Westbury,The Bitter End, Alive After Five, and The Jones Beach Bandshell.
“Ever since I can remember I have been surrounded by music. My father repairs woodwind and brass instruments, so since I was little, top-notch musicians have been coming in and out of my home. But music always spoke to me.” says singer/songwriter Chris Ruben. Ruben began as a drummer, and first started gigging with bands at the age of thirteen. By the time he was sixteen, he made the switch to guitar and started writing songs of his own. In late 2014, the first version of The Chris Ruben Band was formed. Over time, Chris added and replaced players until the perfect lineup was created. “We are more than a band, we are family.”
In a recent review from Mobangeles, the band is called “tasty good” with a sound described as “pure grit” for “any fans wanting to pad their musical library with raw and multi-layered musical arrangements”, along with Razorfish saying their “musical talents carry the day here and will be what keeps us coming back for more”.
As they continue into 2019 with further recording projects and plenty more live shows in the works, they’re excited to rock their showcase at the Grotto Pub in Enola, PA for the Millennium Music Conference on Friday, February 22nd followed by Pianos in NYC on Friday, March 15th!
Purchase Latest Single “Stomach Coil” via iTunes HERE:https://apple.co/2L0L1Db
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