Bond & Bentley began in 2005 in Baltimore, Maryland as a vehicle for the acoustic songs of lead singer Ray Wroten. Over the years B&B has created songs that dip into not only traditional rock avenues but have a home in blues, hip-hop, reggae, jam band, and funk circles. The band has released several albums since it’s conception and tours relentlessly.
B&B has released 3 full length albums, a live album, and most recently a 6 song EP showcasing the group’s blues/funk/jam style. On this newest effort the band has reinvented their writing style into more of a team effort. The album is a departure from older material and a step in a new direction for the band.
This outfit has the ability to transcend many genres as they spin the listener through different feels and flows in a journey sure to make each song a portrait of self observance and earnest personal reverence. The rhythm guitar mixed with full belted soulful harmonized vocals, jazz percussion, funky low end, and jammy leads guide the audience through ebbs and flows of stirring breathy ballads, all out rock and roll body shakers, and blues/funk/jam experiences.
The boys have tirelessly performed over 200 shows a year since 2009 in a nationwide effort to unite fans from Florida to Canada, Maryland to California, even reaching as far at The U.S. Virgin Islands . The group has also had the pleasure of playing alongside popular national acts such as: Citizen Cope, G. Love, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Dropkick Murphy’s, Cake, Jimmies Chicken Shack, Fitz and the Tantrums, Matt & Kim, Wax, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Moe, Kellar Williams, Tea Leaf Green, Ballyhoo, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Pasadena, Bumpin Uglies,and Rachel Platten. Bond & Bentley is poised to break even further onto the national music scene with their inexhaustible work ethic, soul stirring melodies and unforgettable live performances!
Bond & Bentley is:
Ray Wroten – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Alex Watts – Drums, Vocals
Shaun Riley – Bass Guitar, Vocals
Ben Kolakowski – Lead Guitar, Keys
Special Guest Musicians :
Ian Macfie – Keys, Vocals
Kevin Cooper – Slide Guitar, Vocals