The DREADNOUGHT BRIGADE's music calls upon DeRose's (S/SW) love for rootsy blue-eyed soul and classic rock of the late 60s and 70s. The band brings high-energy performances of DeRose's upbeat, feel good music to stages across the tri-state region.
The core of the band is held down by DeRose on guitars and keys, Kyle Hancock on electric, Chris Jakubowicz on bass and Jake Ritchey on drums. A rich layer of melodic goodness is then added by the DREADNOUGHT BRIGADE's two man horn section of Ryan Shenk on tenor and soprano sax, and Blake Hillard on Trumpet. Additionally, DeRose loves the opportunity to take advantage of his bandmate's ability to sing harmony vocals, frequently adding the use of 3 and 4 part harmonies to their songs.
The main goal when this band steps on stage is simple, spread a little joy through music! For fans of Van Morrison, Dave Matthews, The Doobies, The Allman Brothers and The Band.
“One of our favorites for the year! Professional and flexible to work with, truly a pleasure. ” - Strasburg PA Summer Concert Series