By The Rivers Debut Album is to be released Spring 2013! Keep posted at http://www.facebook.com/bytherivers.
By The Rivers, a 6 Piece Original New Age Reggae band, formed in the Spring of 2010 by Leicester friends since birth, Nile Barrow and Jordan Birtles. It was with a passion for the sound, culture and style of the music that they began to write songs with social comment, positive messages, as well as love songs and all things that affect the youth of today. They write and record all the songs and arrangements themselves.
The line up sees Nile on Lead Vocals/Guitar, Jordan on Drums/Vocals, Will Todd on Saxophone, Leo May on Trumpet, Matt Willars on Bass and Sam Read on Keyboard/Guitar/Backing Vocals. Nile and Jordan also perform as a duo with two Vocals, an Acoustic Guitar and a Melodica! Stripped down to the songs core!
May 2010 saw their first full band gig in Leicester and the response was amazing! They played and sounded like they’d been playing for years – not like the 5 rehearsals they’d actually had! Word spread around Leicester like a bush fire. This band was hot. 7 gigs in they had supported DAWN KINNARD, NEVILLE STAPLES, TOPLOADER and FUN LOVIN CRIMINALS (on 2 of their September 2010 tour dates at Norwich UEA and Cambridge The Junction) to more accolades and positive feedback. CDR copies of their 5 track EP sold-out at each gig and now every promoter in town wants them on their bill!