5565 N. Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN, 46220
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Hyryder is the premier Grateful Dead Tribute band in the Midwest- and beyond. The band was formed in Indianapolis in the summer of 2008 and currently consists of Charlie Morgan (lead guitar and vocals), Terry Sharp (bass and vocals), Eric Thompson (rhythm guitar and vocals), Nick Neureiter (drums and vocals) and Scott Jackson (Keyboard world and vocals). Their dynamic interpretation of "jam" rock is turning out fans wherever they play due to their unique acoustic/electric sounds, high intensity jam's, and detailed attention to vocal harmony. Hyryder is widely known as one of the best Grateful Dead/Phish tribute bands in the Mid-West, although fans know and share and even deeper respect with the band through their creative original music. As one of Indianapolis' best up and coming bands, Hyryder has amassed a dedicated fan base who pack venues throughout Indianapolis and travel throughout the Mid-West to catch one of the band's high energy performances.
Hyryder strives musically to create an authentic Grateful Dead/Phish experience, paying close attention to detail. The band routinely plays "monster" 3 set performances, effortlessly weaving in and out from one song to the next. While paying tribute to the original compositions, Hyryder craft's their own unique take on the music, focusing on extended improvisational jamming. The band prides itself on its ever changing progressive jams and set lists that are unique to each particular show. Hyryder performs multiple night runs without ever repeating any material giving fans an intimately different experience each time they take the stage.
Hyryder boasts top honors at The Mousetrap, Indianpolis' best jam band venue and regionally one of the hottest spots on the jam circuit, playing more than 12 gigs a year to a full house. Outside of local and regional gigs, the band is no stranger to the summer music festival scene, boasting nearly 40 festival sets in the last three years alone. Hyryder has been a mainstay at the Head Jamz Music Festival outside of Nashville, TN as well as the John Hartford Bluegrass Festival at the world famous Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom. The band has had the honor of opening up for national acts such as Emmitt-Nershi Band featuring Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident) and Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) as well as sharing bills with an All-Star lineup of artists including Keller Williams, Dumpstaphunk (feat. Ivan Neville), Larry Keel, The New Mastersounds, Cornmeal, Papadosio, Future Rock and Donna the Buffalo.
In February 2012 Hyryder was recognized as one of the musical highlights in Indianapolis during Superbowl weekend playing gigs in and around the Superbowl Village. 2012 was an incredible year highlighted by a multitude of shows played to a packed house featuring a standing room only 2-night run at The Slippery Noodle, a legendary Naptown blues bar, and culminating with a an epic home town New Years run.
2013 is underway and finds the band currently gearing up for a spring run through the Mid-West as well as working in the studio to record their first EP. Hyryder was deeply honored to have been a part of the 2013 Dead Covers Project, presented by Dead.Net, the Grateful Dead's online presence. Throughout the month of February artists/bands from around the world submitted YouTube videos of themselves performing Grateful Dead "covers". Hyryder moved up the leader board quick and finished strong coming in 3rd overall and with the most YouTube "likes" of any band in the competition.