Based out of Topeka, KS, this start-up rock & roll trio delivers bombastic anthems
packed with positive vibes and a sound that mixes the best elements of vintage rock &
roll, punk and new wave, testifying to the belief that rock & roll can still change the
world, or at least your day. Their primary inﬂuences include The Who, Elvis Costello &
The Attractions, The Ramones, Buddy Holly, U2, and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street
This tightly-knit three-piece unit knows how to get the most out of their songs and their
sound. Chris’ guitar work is bright, crisp, and expansive, perfectly complimented by the
deep, sharp, and percussive bass playing of Josh Hartranft. The drum work of Renelle
Aytes is controlled and calculated, with an element of unhinged abandon. Dramatic
dynamics, two part-harmonies, and syncopated explosions of rock glory are the key
elements to the band’s sound, which is always used to tactfully serve the song at hand.
Chris’ writing is rooted in years of studious exploration of rock’n’roll’s greatest
craftsmen, and the band always has new reinterpretations of classic songs thrown into
their live shows (and even their upcoming releases). Produced by Johnny Kenepaske of
Dead Horse Sound Company, the full-length album “Chris Aytes & The Good Ambition
Just Wanna Rock’N’Roll” was released March 5th and has been getting radio support
across Topeka, Manhattan, and Kansas City, as well as from Sirius XM’s Little Steven’s
Underground Garage. August saw the release of their follow-up EP called "Rockin' & Rollin' with Chris Aytes & The Good Ambition!".
Having played shows with local and regional acts like Cowboy Indian Bear, The Dead
Girls, and Everyday/Everynight, as well as nationally touring acts such as The
Sidekicks, The Concrete Rivals, Reno Divorce, and classic rock legends Shooting Star,
Chris Aytes & The Good Ambition are preparing to load their bus, hit the road, and
convert listeners across the Midwest. [+]
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