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First, you hear a melody that instantly touches you deep inside. It makes you squeal with joy, lose yourself in thought or fills you with energy. The next moment, you find yourself singing along to it or humming it to yourself unconsciously while walking down the street.
The band behind the melody is Dark Ride Brothers with their refreshingly different sound – the band that stands for rousing fireworks of rock/pop music equipped with an extra load of country, and one that takes their audiences on adventurous road trips every time the Dark Ride Brothers show begins. Their music creates a sense of togetherness that cannot be put into words, which is why their fans perceive themselves as part of a big Dark Ride Family. An ever-growing number of music enthusiasts are discovering the crazy guys from the North and their barnstorming songs.
The Dark Ride Brothers are a Finnish-German band founded in 2014 by Sven Langbein and Vesa Winberg. Their common journey started with two acoustic guitars, and it has been full steam ahead ever since. By now, the band has played numerous gigs on a broad variety of stages in Finland and abroad, from tiny bars to major events and festivals. With every concert, the Dark Ride Family grows bigger, and on social media the band is constantly engaging with their fan base and entertaining thousands of Dark Riders around the globe with their updates every day.
The Dark Ride Brothers have been garnering hundreds of thousands of plays on streaming services such as Spotify. In April 2019, their eagerly anticipated debut album “Join The Ride” was released, and two songs from the album directly found their way into the program of nationwide radio YLE Radio Suomi.
In summer of 2019 the band played 13 concerts on a two-week tour through Germany and visited Italy for a festival gig at Lake Garda.
Join The Ride and Rock The Country!
Vesa Winberg (vocals, acoustic guitar)
Sven Langbein (vocals, acoustic guitar)
Niko Kudjoi (lead guitar)
Sami Parkkinen (violin)
Jari Hulkkonen (bass)
Joni Takalo (drums)