I know it is a risky thing to proclaim a “my new favorite” band, but in this case, trust me. JEFF the Brotherhood are two brothers from Nashville, who are helping to shake up the rock scene. Jake and Jamin Orrall are the sons of successful producer/singer/songwriter Robert Ellis Orrall and grew up surrounded by music. They founded JEFF the Brotherhood in 2001, while still in high school. They started several other bands and side projects, including Be Your Own Pet, which they left to play in JEFF the Brotherhood full-time. . Their first album released nationwide was 2009’s Heavy Days, followed by 2011’s We Are the Champions. JEFF the Brotherhood performed live instrumentation for Insane Clown Posse’s single for Third Man Records, “Leck mich im Arsch”, a rearrangement of a Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composition produced by Jack White.
Their music is described as containing elements of psychedelic rock, garage rock, punk and pop, and we chatted with Jamin before their show tonight joining The Kills on stage at The Masquerade.
What is the first gig you ever went to?
We went and saw the Rolling Stones when I was like 10 in Nashville. The Rolling Stones are really bad ass, so it made a pretty big impression on me.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed at?
We played in thus gutted house of friends of ours. It was like a giant fun house. There was like ten foot blow up aliens that we had in the front yard, and everyone was using them to crowd surf, it was awesome.
What is the best gig you have ever been to?
When I saw Levon Helm at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Gig you would most like to play?
Anywhere in Japan. I just think it would be so awesome. I love Japan.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
We would be opening up for Beyonce, Black Sabbath, and Devo. And we would be playing in Joshua Tree. That would be the most perfect show ever.
Catch JEFF the Brotherhood tonight with The Kills at The Masquerade