Waylaid, Green Knuckle Material, Brother Jerome
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
Watch & Listen
“Every single second is a blessing if you count them all,” sings frontman Matthew Roads. You can hear the sincerity in his voice; the joie de vivre that oozes from everything Tropidelic does is apparent. When they take a stage, their synergy flows member to member—horns blow, knees kicked high and grins are passed from one man to the next. Almost immediately, it spreads to the crowd, lifting hands in the air as their feet begin to move. The pulse collectively becomes that of one.
The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands, but that doesn’t stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip-hop and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. Each of these genres lends something to their collective sound. “We pride ourselves in being original in our musicality and personality as a band,” says Roads, “but also in not taking ourselves so seriously that it ruins the fun.”
4-piece, original reggae rock and hip hop group, from New Jersey. We like to party.
Green Knuckle Material
In the year 4000 George Kilroy Marten, the universe's last hope, faced off against his arch enemy The Huntress, Master of Dark Folk witchery who sought to devour the cosmos. During their battle she sent him back in time, splitting his essence into 5 separate entities and thrusting them to the year 2016. Those 5 entities went on to become GKM
When you can hear the breeze blowing through the leaves and feel the sunshine warming your soul, that is one of the many feelings Brother Jerome embodies. Founded by singer-songwriter Ryan Bria, Brother Jerome was created as homage to his late brother Jerome “Drew” Bria, a peace loving man who stood for righteousness and love. These characteristics are but a foundation of what the band has grown to be. After being a side-man for a litany of local acts, Ryan was set on creating a project of his own, one that would cultivate positivity and unity amongst a divided world. He then linked up with long time friend and multi-instrumentalist Dan Chetnik (Saxophone and Vocals), alongside Bassist Stephan Lemos. Lastly, Andy Davis (Drums) joined the group, bringing with him the back-beat that’s at the heart of Brother Jerome’s sound. The group then hit the studio to record their debut self-titled demo “Brother Jerome,” all the while writing and perfecting a mélange of additional songs and sounds that are sure to make dance. Most recently the group hit the studio to record their full-length album "Progress," all the while supporting numerous national acts such as Michael Franti and Spearhead, Dark Star Orchestra, Mike Love, Passafire, and Ballyhoo.