JEFF The Brotherhood
Robert Ellis Orrall was hardly a household name. But he was a noted County songwriter and producer, but a marginal solo performer. However, making a living in the business meant his sons Jake and Jamin were surrounded by music while growing up. That obviously made an impression.
The brothers began recording in '01 (their debut "I Like You" landed in '02 while they were still in high school) and they had side projects that included the Punk quartet, Be Your Own Pet. Jake and Jamin relocated to Chicago to pursue JEFF The Brotherhood full-time only to return to Nashville when Jamin dropped out of Columbia College Chicago.
Despite regular indie album releases and extensive touring, it wasn't until '09's "Heavy Days," their fifth album, that JEFF The Brotherhood garnered any significant attention.
Next, they recorded a live album that was issued on Jack White's (White Stripes/Raconteurs) Third Man imprint. But in '11, JEFF The Brotherhood and their family label, Infinity Cat Recordings, signed a distribution deal with Warner Music Group.
Their seventh studio effort, "Hypnotic Nights," dropped the following year. Thanks in a large part their major label connection, the album scored a review in Rolling Stone magazine. "Hypnotic Nights" got 3 1/2 stars (out of 4).
2002 I Like You
2005 The Byzantine Empire
2006 Castle Storm
2008 The Boys R Back In Town
2009 Heavy Days
2011 We Are The Champions
2012 Hypnotic Nights
2011 Live At Third Man