The Strange Boys photo by Scott Dudelson CC 30

Garage infused Rhythm and Blues Rock on “Be Brave” LP by the Strange Boys

With their hit song “Be Brave ” they bring you back to fifties Rhythm and Blues tracks in style of Bo Diddley‘s sound. The Strange Boys are also clearly influenced by garage rock bands. These songs are laid back and most of the time create a vibe that makes you forget the troubles in life.

Elements of Garage Rock, Punk, R&B and Country

In their online band bio you’ll read that The Strange Boys are composed of Ryan Sambol (guitar, lead vocals, harmonica), Philip Sambol (bass), Greg Enlow (guitar), Mike La Franchi (drums), Jenna E. Thornhill DeWitt (saxophone, backing vocals), and Tim Presley (backing vocals). Their music incorporates stylistic elements of garage rock, punk, R&B and country music.

EP Nothing The Strange Boys

In 2007 the band released their debut Nothing EP on Dusty Medical Records and in 2009 their first full-length album, and Girls Club via In the Red Records.“This Girl Taught Me a Dance” Is a happy grooving song and it seems like Bob Dylan joined the Strange Boys singing lyrics in this song,

“Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up”, Is built on a sixties mix of guitar in style of the Stooges and the Clash.



Tour alongside band like Deerhunter and Julian Casablancas

Since their start, The Strange Boys have toured alongside acts such as Darker My Love, Night Beats, Mika Miko, Fucked Up, Crystal Antlers, Chain and the Gang, Spoon, Deerhunter, and Julian Casablancas.

Photo By Scott Dudelson (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


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