Jesse RS is a Denver-based indie rock band with folk and funk influences. The four-piece band has a unique addictive sound with their direct hooks and energetic style which thrives in a live setting. Jesse RS combines the elements of storytelling songwriting, a tight-knit rhythm section and such auxiliary sounds as saxophone, clarinet, ukulele and Irish whistle to create a musical blend to appeal to a variety of musical tastes. Band members cite such musical influences as Led Zeppelin, The Temptations and Dave Matthews Band when shaping their individual tastes and sounds, yet as a whole, Jesse RS avoids mimicking these timeless groups.
To date, Jesse RS has amassed a noticeable list of accomplishments. Even before all of the pieces were in place, the band’s premiere music video, a post-apocalyptic zombie themed setting, for the single “Play” was launched and has since received over 10,000 views. This was followed up with the launch of two more music videos: “Number” and “At My Feet.” Both are currently streaming on both YouTube and Vevo. The band released their debut album, “Drinkers & Jokers,” in May 2014 and shortly thereafter completed their first national tour to promote the new release. Notable tour stops since the band hit road have included the Backwoods Music Festival in Oklahoma, several shows in Chicago including the Logan Square Beer Festival, several outdoor summer concert series’ in North & South Carolina and Illinois, local Denver festivals including the Underground Music Showcase and Higher Ground Music Festival and support roles for such national acts as The Kin, Nick Thomas of the Spill Canvas, Birch Street, Little Green Cars and the Dave Matthews Tribute Band. The single “Number” has been accepted by Crucial Music out of Los Angeles on a publishing deal to be included for future consideration in movies, television shows, video games and other mass media. Currently, the band is working on their next full-length album due out in the spring of 2017. This follow-up to their debut album is sure to emphasize their musical and instrumental diversity.
The members of Jesse RS came together from across the country. From Pennsylvania to Colorado, it requires a myriad of styles, influences, sounds and experiences to create the sound of Jesse RS.