When I look at a band’s name I often think that the odder they are the better. When I found JEFF The Brotherhood, I knew something would be unique about these guys, and I was correct. I was not only blown away by their songs, but also by their stripped down aesthetic and the plethora of influences you can hear throughout their music.
The duo consists of brothers Jake and Jamin Orral, and call Nashville, Tennessee home. Their father is also a musician who has writtin songs for artists such as Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, and Lindsay Lohan. But this duo is far from those acts, and sound like a mix of classic rock, punk, grunge, and contemporary indie music. The band has released eight albums including one live record. Most recently the duo put out their seventh studio album, Hypnotic Nights, which was released in July.
One of the coolest things about JEFF the Brotherhood is that they’ve been touring the country for ten years, playing many diverse venues, ranging in size, but through it all they keep a positive attitude and a great DIY ethos. In the last two years alone the band has played over 400 shows, which averages out to about one show every other day. The duo act as if they’re ordinary dudes, and have a stripped down aesthetic, Jake even plays a guitar that is stripped down, and only has three strings.
If you want to listen to a band that just wants to enjoy life, JEFF the Brotherhood is the cure. They will blow away any pre-conceived notion of who you thought they were, and show you who they really are.
Check Out The Music Video For “Sixpack” Below: