Orlando, FL | Genre: Reggae
About The Strongbacks
The Strongbacks are a reggae band hailing from sunny Orlando, FL. The truly authentic reggae group consists of Ralph Rodriguez (vocals & keys), RJ Rohrer (lead guitar & backup vocals), Nash Wolfgramm (drums), & Brenden Houlihan (bass). Friends Ralph and RJ met in a sandwich shop. As their love for playing acoustic jams and listening to modern reggae spawned a love for digging deeper into roots reggae. After many fun living room sessions with fellow musicians and close musical family they searched the Craigslist boneyard of musicians looking for the right guys. Lightning struck twice in the form of Nash and Brenden. With the help of close friends and family along the way The Strongbacks found themselves on the road to writing positive engaging roots inspired reggae.
The band credits their passion and influences to Island Music, Jamaican Roots Reggae, Rocksteady, Caliroots, and modern reggae, along with some of their own personal individual tastes. The band sees reggae as the movement that brought peace, love and unity to places where there was constant struggle, pain, and indifference. They feel that if they refocus the efforts of the industry to drive their message of reggae into the hearts of more listeners, they can really make an impact on opening the minds of more and more people…leaving everyone feeling irie with a true sense of enlightenment and love for one another.
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