Jelly Bread

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Over a few short years of touring, Jelly Bread has risen from Reno/Lake Tahoe area favorites into a powerhouse quintet with a high-energy calling card that delivers a high-energy, chameleonic playlist all over the United States.  Jelly Bread’s distinct style is identified by a blend of desert twang meeting the urban tones of funk and rock. Exceptional songwriting and storytelling interlaced with four part harmonies, intricate “in-the-pocket” drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, tasty talkbox, “take-’em-to-church” organ come together into a sound that is downright appetizing.

Here, There & Everywhere, Jelly Bread’s upcoming album is due to be released this fall. The album was mixed by renowned engineer/producer Justin Phelps (Cake, Galactic, Fruition, The Mars Volta, The Neville Brothers, and Dead Kennedys among many others).  Jelly Bread has performed direct support for the likes of Robert Cray, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Moe, Rusted Root, JJ Grey, Dragon Smoke (members of Galactic), The Motet, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Pimps of Joytime, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Allen Stone Band, Orgone, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Carolyn Wonderland, and The California Honeydrops. The band has also appeared at premiere festivals including the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, High Sierra, Joshua Tree, Strawberry, and Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza.

Jelly Bread is Dave Berry – guitar/vocals, Cliff Porter – drums/vocals, Alvin Johnson – keys/vocals, and Ian Lindsay – bass/vocals

‘NO DRESS CODE’ –  Voted Best Album 2012: Reno News & Review – Best of Northern Nevada 2012 (Aug 09, 2012)
Tahoe’s Band of the Year 2012 – Lake Tahoe Action (Dec 6, 2012)

  Jelly Bread Live



“Jelly Bread mixes sultry R&B grooves with hard funk and swinging rock ’n’ roll, all the better to encourage concert goers to shake their tail feathers. The variety is enhanced by the band’s two lead vocalists — guitarist Dave Berry and drummer Cliff Porter — who can and do cover everything from soul freakouts to tender ballads”. –  The Bend Bulletin

“Jelly Bread is just as its name portends: music that hits the spot…when it hits, there is no hiding the contented smile”.  –  Jackson Hole News&Guide

“Deep-pocket drumming, wah-wah-laden guitar and syrupy organ are the bedrock for this condensed dance party.” – Missoula Independent

“Reno’s Jelly Bread slathers up the toast with heaping spoonfuls of sweet vintage Apollo funk and soul without being afraid to get their fingers good and sticky.” – The Sacramento Bee

“The band’s hefty combo of deep-groove funk and grizzled roots-rock is tailor made for an evening in the club spent dancing and swaying the night away.” – The Bend Bulletin

“The [new EP] material covers an all-encompassing depiction of Jelly Bread itself— featuring a rock song, a country track, some old soul and some funk.” – Reno News and Review

“[Lessons Learned] includes the head-nodding funk listeners have come to expect from Jelly Bread while highlighting some of the band’s more Americana influences.”  – Tahoe Daily Tribune

“Listening to these smoothly grooving tracks on the new EP and having had the chance to catch the band’s dance-inducing set, it’s clear that Jelly Bread is a band to follow.” – Moonshine Ink

“Jelly Bread is fresh and it doesn’t fit in a box.” – Tahoe Onstage


Management                                        Booking
Dan Carlstrom                                       Jake Lankheit
Southpaw Artist Management               Intrepid Artists