When Them Vibes co-founders, singer Larry “Brother Love” Florman and guitarist Alex Haddad first moved from New York City – where they were fellow, non-writing members of a country-rock band – to East Nashville almost a decade ago, the two didn’t really know what to expect.
“The city is a musical tapestry,” says Haddad. “There is so much going on besides country. Music Row might be the main economic force, but there are also punk, metal, rock ‘n’ roll and soul bands here. It’s as diverse a scene as Haight-Ashbury in the ‘60s or New York’s East Village in the ‘70s.”
Ten years later, Them Vibes are a central part of Music City’s thriving rock scene. Them Vibes’ 2013 debut album, Shine On, represented their love of bluesy bands like the Rolling Stones and the Faces, but their latest represents a distinct left-hand stylistic turn. Them Vibes’ touring band includes Kyle Lewis on guitar, Sarah Tomek on drums, Judd Fuller on Bass, and Kaitlyn Conner on Keys.
“The music we play is meant to be experienced in person,” says Haddad. “We come alive when we’re on stage. We take the songs to places we never thought was possible.”
“We just know who we are,” says Brother Love, explaining the band’s continued growth. “It’s been a very spiritual journey. We’re not chasing the next trend. We’re doing what we want our way…which makes the music real. It’s authentic.”
Them Vibes… No longer Nashville’s best-kept secret.