*Recent album, "Reign of the West" LP nationally charted in the US at #4 Relix Magazine, #25 CMJ and #238 AMA*
“The Wild West of Rock”
The Grave Jinglers are a rock band based in the Long Island / New York City area. Their music is rooted in rock but colored by many other styles including western, americana and blues. Skope magazine says, "there's no doubt – this is a very well-rounded out band that definitely contains a wealth of talent succeeding in any sound or style they seem to want to take on.” Their songs are full of characters, images, stories, philosophies, and heartbreak and are packed with as much drama and excitement as an old western film with themes that are relevant to the times and echo the sincerity of the original blues singers.
Their first release was in April of 2013, a four song EP entitled “Midnight Sun”. Not having the right pieces in place at the time, the band's founder, Doc Reinhart, a medical doctor and meticulous writer completed the EP almost entirely on his own. Soon after, Charlie Rauh came in from Nashville and was the first person to sign on to the group. The drum chair was filled with the addition of Joe Rende, a local Long Island suspect, in August 2013. The search for a much needed, solid bass player came to a close early the following year with the addition of Martin Doykin from Queens via Bulgaria.
In a short time, the band has already had a song placed on The Disney Channel's “Make Your Mark” series, packed the house at the Vibe Lounge in Rockville Centre with Nashville's Karla Davis (a finalist in the second season of The Voice), appeared on WBAI 99.5 out of New York City, played the Huntington Fall Festival and is planning to tour the east coast with an eye towards Europe. “Midnight Sun” was aired on over 50 radio stations and received steady airplay in several European countries. Their latest release is an 11 song album entitled “Reign of the West” (February 2015). Again, tackling a wide range of emotion, the album has been described by Skope Magazine as, "An extremely rewarding choice; this blend of Rock/Americana works really, really well right from the opening track 'When I Shut The Door' as The Grave Jinglers demonstrate tight songs, skillful playing and perfect production on this album instantly.”
The Grave Jinglers plan on continuing to deliver their fresh form of untamed music and living up to their title as “The Wild West of Rock.” They look forward to sharing a night with you so bring your cowboy hats, whiskey, and dancing boots.