Bearded Brothers BandAcoustic, Alternative, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Indie, Rock, Rockabilly, Rockin Blues, Southern Rock
First you've got the boys that started the band, Thomas G and Ryan Embry. Thomas, originally from New York, but Florida raised has a voice and a cadence that is as original as it is unforgettable. Very country when need be with the ability to rock at a moments notice. Versatility is an understatement. With fantastic original songs, Thomas' lyrics are both introspective and light hearted. Hard working son of a proud family who stand by him no matter what!
Ryan Embry comes from a family steeped in music. His father and uncle's being the forming members of the local legends Willey Fox, now known as The Embry Brothers, he was no stranger to live music as a child and young adult. This early exposure to the business proved most valuable when it came time to begin realizing his own talents and dreams. Ryan gained a background in heavy metal and rock and roll while playing bass for the band Look Right Penny, giving him a very well rounded edge! Ryan is as hilarious as he is harmonious, as many of the times you see the band start cracking up on the stage, it was something Ryan said!
Thomas and Ryan got together after meeting at a local bar and began doing duo work. They quickly began making a name for themselves as both musically well versed and equally entertaining. As fate would have it, life started opening doors, one after the other to lead to the creation of what is now The Bearded Brothers Band.
Next to join up was Billy Isner, making the group a trio for the first time. Billy's drumming was a perfect fit. Technically impressive, balanced with a pocket and groove that made you want to move, they were quite the nasty three- piece. That, however, is not the end of Billy's story. The dream burned on in their minds. They all had a similar mindset that they wanted to expand the band with lead players. Billy is not only an accomplished drummer, but an amazing guitarist as well.
Rob Cartwright came to The Bearded Brothers Band in nothing less than an act of fate. Playing a benefit at a favorite NPR Venue, Seaside Inn, Rob Cartwright was introduced for the first time to Thomas and Ryan. They asked him to sit in and jam, and it was magic. Never a more instant musical and interpersonal connection had occurred in his musical journey thus far. Fiddle player of 20+ yrs, singer, songwriter; Rob came to The Bearded Brothers after much anticipation. It took some time but he made the move. After playing with many local bands, and having many great experiences, he found his home. A Bearded Brother. According to him; "Everything I've done so far in music, from the symphony to being on the road in a country band, has been leading me up to this. We're taking this all the way, no matter what! ~Rob Cartwright
Rounding out this 5 man party problem is the newest Bearded Brother Ghaith Khder. His heavy metal background and seamless technique culminate into a drumming style perfect for the Beard! Affectionately referred to as sledgehammer beard, he has spent much time on the road in the metal circuit however, he is also well rounded in his playing with experience in many other genres. The perfect fit, at the perfect time to take the Bearded Brothers train as far as they can go.
PUT A BEARD ON IT!