Jammin on Main Community Picnic
September 16, 2017 –
The Jeff Richey Experience (JRE) is Berea’s all-original jazz-rock band, performing and recording its own material in a Steely Dan-meets-Big Star mode since 2013. Saxophone, guitar, bass, drums, and two-part vocal harmony blend at the intersection where power pop meets hard bop. The JRE’s five album releases may be found online at Amazon.com, CD Baby, and iTunes. Band members: M. Berheide – drums / Z. Irvin – sax / J. Richey – vox, bass, keys / R. Rorrer – guitar, vox.
“When his bandmates suggested they call themselves ‘The Jeff Richey Experience,’ frontman Jeff Richey thought they were messing with him. But the name is meant to be tongue-in-cheek… ‘with a sort of laughing-at-yourself element that I can appreciate.’ There’s certainly temptation to take himself too seriously… since nearly two-thirds of their songs are Richey originals. However, snickering at their own band name takes them back to the group’s first rule: to have fun.” – Richmond Register
More info: https://www.reverbnation.com/TheJRE