Growing up the youngest of five siblings in a very musical family Ryan Bria loved singing as long as he could remember. After learning rudimentary bass from his musician father (Jerry Bria), Ryan began stumbling through Beatles songs with his brother Jerome “Drew” Bria, and truly began to hone in on his musical proclivities. Shortly after, he joined his brother blues band as the bass player, and forged relationships with most of the musicians he plays with today. Songwriting quickly became a routine for Ryan, who commonly used stream of consciousness type writing to pour his emotions onto a page. Meanwhile, his brother’s addictive personality surfaced, and for years he struggles with an addiction to narcotics. In November of 2012 Jerome “Drew” Bria passed away from an overdose of prescription pain killers. Being both his best friend and one of the most inspiring musicians he’s ever known, Ryan began performing solo and with a band as Brother Jerome. Ryan’s writing continued to devolop and evolve and he quickly realized that he best expressed himself through Reggae Rock and Ska music. Inspired by artists from Bob Marley, Sublime, Dispatch, to Streetlight Manifesto, Ryan concocted his own style of Reggae and Ska music. Driven by energy drenched music and powerful lyrics, Brother Jerome is like chicken soup for the seasoned soul.