New York-based brother band AJR is generating significant buzz with their unique blend of barbershop harmonies, dubstep beats, and internet-savvy lyrical references. The trio’s success with debut single “I’m Ready” has inevitably drawn comparisons to fellow brother outfit Hanson, but AJR’s eclectic sound and DIY approach put them in a category all their own. From bright handclaps and playful samples to energetic ukulele and guitar strumming, AJR have crafted an endlessly creative sound that always leaves fans wanting more on their unforgettable tours.
AJR is comprised of brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met. The native New Yorkers got their start as street performers, playing covers of songs by the Beach Boys and Vampire Weekend in parks around Manhattan. The brothers released their debut single “I’m Ready” in 2013, tweeting it out to a number of celebrities in the hopes of getting discovered. The tactic worked — the song caught the eye of SIA, who helped AJR secure a management deal. As the group’s reputation continued to grow, they made their first TV appearances with performances on Good Day New York and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz show. In late 2013 AJR released the I’m Ready EP, a solid debut that earned them opening slots on tour with big-name acts like Demi Lovato and the Wanted. A rising young act with talent to the gills, AJR have ticket buyers eagerly awaiting their upcoming tour dates.
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