Jesse RS is Denver-based indie rock band with folk and funk influences. The five piece band has a unique addictive sound with their direct hooks and energetic style which thrives in a live setting. Jesse RS combines the elements of storytelling songwriting, a tight-knit rhythm section and such auxiliary sounds as saxophone, clarinet, ukulele and Irish whistle to create a musical blend not entirely familiar to many listeners. Band members cite such musical influences as Led Zeppelin, The Temptations and Dave Matthews Band when shaping their individual tastes and sounds, yet as a whole, Jesse RS avoids mimicking these timeless groups.
To date, Jesse RS has amassed a noticeable list of accomplishments including the launch of three music videos: "Play," “Number” and “At My Feet.” All are currently streaming on both YouTube and Vevo. The band released their debut album, “Drinkers & Jokers,” in May 2014 and shortly thereafter completed their first national tour to promote the new release. The “Drinkers & Jokers 2014 Summer Tour” included thirteen cities in nine different states as well as a pair of performances overseas in England. This was followed up by several tours in 2015 ranging from Washington State to Georgia.
The single “Number” has been accepted by Crucial Music out of Los Angeles on a publishing deal to be included for future consideration in movies, television shows, video games and other mass media.
Jesse RS has been part of Denver's annual Underground Music Showcase for two years running as well as Denver's Higher Ground Music Festival in 2015. In addition to opening for such national acts as The Kin, Nick Thomas of the Spill Canvas and Birch Street, they have also been involved in various summer concert series' in North and South Carolina as direct support for the nationally touring Dave Matthews Tribute Band.