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On the breakout single “Legendary,” lead singer and guitarist Sam Getz belts, “Cuz we’re gonna be legends, gonna get their attention.” Breathing life into those words, this anthem captured the globe’s “attention” in 2017. Initially igniting Germany after its independent release, the song quietly spread like wildfire across countless influential Spotify playlists, cracking 15 million streams and 600K Shazam’s in under six months. Earning their first watershed moment, “Legendary” resulted from years of tireless work by the six-piece—Getz, Brett Lindemann [keyboard, vocals], Jimmy Weaver [bass, vocals], Mikey Gould [drums], Bri Bryant [vocals], and Jon Bryant [vocals].

“It’s about how there’s a payoff to all of that effort,” admits Getz. “In the beginning, it was inspired by Lebron James. He’s from the Cleveland area, and he ended up on our team. He always goes hard. That idea extends to music. The six of us leave everything on the court. We ignore the doubters, naysayers, and obstacles and just keep fighting.”

That fighting spirit came to life at a Sunday barbecue back in 2013. The frontman had taken a break from the road and invited his future bandmates over for some beers and burgers. Sooner rather than later, they found themselves jamming in the basement. A regular Sunday jam morphed into a band whose sound blends Soul, Blues, Rock, and Gospel. They recorded the Welcome EP in 2013 followed by the Covers EP a year later and 2015’s full-lengthWelshly Arms. Their music would soundtrack commercials and trailers for Miller Lite, Indian Motorcycles, The Hateful Eight, and NETFLIX’s Sense8 in addition to a campaign for some other hometown heroes: the Cleveland Indians.

Along the way, they scorched stages at SXSW, Austin City Limits, Laurel Live, Red Rocks, and Summerfest and toured with the likes of NEEDTOBREATHE. Simultaneously, Welshly Arms honed a signature style by writing and producing every note themselves in their hometown HQ.

“We always try to keep a gritty soul edge with everything we do,” adds Getz. “The vocals stick out, and the music is deep and raw. We take pride in producing all of the recordings ourselves. It’s important to the sound.”

Now, that sound comes to life on their Legendary EP [Republic Records]. A mosaic of influences, it translates Welshly Arms on stage energy into a collection of rousing, raucous, and real rock anthems.

“I hope people notice what we put into this,” Getz leaves off. “With every gig, we want to put on a show and have fun with the audience. On the records, I hope you can hear our enjoyment in making music. I want everybody to share that when they hear it.”

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 Chicago: Tickets are on sale now at www.welshlyarms.com. Wed October 4th we'll be at @bottomlounge, presented by our friends @101wkqx. #queuedup  Rockwood! Thanks for partying with us tonight. Hope you all had as much fun as we did!  NYC: Looking forward to seeing you TOMORROW at Rockwood Music Hall! Grab tickets now through the link in our bio. All six of us love NYC for different reasons. Reason #9: Bri's favorite thing about New York - "I love having sleepless nights in the city. You can never run out of places to grab a drink and engage in great conversation with perfect strangers."  NYC: Only 7 days until we get to see you again at Rockwood Music Hall on Tuesday August 15! Grab tickets through the link in our bio. All six of us love NYC for different reasons. Reason #5: Mikey's favorite New York experience - "I've long wanted to pay my respects to the victims of 9/11, so I will never forget seeing Freedom Tower and walking around Ground Zero. That experience was incredibly moving and a reminder of the countless brave individuals who lost their lives that tragic day."  ST. LOUIS: Who's coming to hang out with us on Thursday, August 17th at Old Rock House? Grab tickets at www.welshlyarms.com. Can't wait to see you all there!
 Kansas City...get your butts down here! Akkilles just killed it and @westsideroyal are about to rock. We hit at 9:45!  Had a blast at @billboard Live! Head over to their Facebook page to check out the video!  NYC: Only 4 days until we get to see you again at Rockwood Music Hall on Tuesday August 15! Grab tickets now through the link in our bio. All six of us love NYC for different reasons. Reason #8: Mikey's favorite New York memory - "I'm a huge fan of stand up comedy. When we were on tour with Needtobreathe, a friend of mine took me to the Comedy Cellar. Although it was closed, it was amazing just to see it, knowing that countless legends have walked in and out of those doors."  KANSAS CITY: Come hang out with us on Friday August 18 at Record Bar. Grab your tickets at www.welshlyarms.com. Can't wait to see you all soon!  NYC: Only 11 days until we get to hang with you again at Rockwood Music Hall on Tuesday August 15th! Grab your tickets now through the link in our bio. All six of us love NYC for different reasons. Reason #3: Sam's favorite spot in New York - "I love visiting Rockefeller Center. It has such a rich history...and it's pretty cool that SNL is filmed there."
 One week from today...8/25/17 Legendary EP  We'll be live streaming some acoustic songs today at 12:30pm ET at @billboard. Catch the livestream on their Facebook page.  NYC: Only 5 days until we get to see you again at Rockwood Music Hall on Tuesday August 15th! Grab tickets now through the link in our bio. All six of us love NYC for different reasons. Reason #7: Brett's top 3 spots in New York - "Lincoln Center, The Met, and New York Bagels. No trip to The City is complete without visiting these iconic places."  NYC: Only 8 days until we get to see you again at Rockwood Music Hall on Tuesday August 15th! Grab tickets through the link in our bio. All six of us love NYC for different reasons. Reason #4: Brett's favorite New York memory - "Waking up alive with my wallet after accidentally falling asleep in Central Park and missing the tour bus. I woke up at sunrise and went to Lindy's cafe for a grand breakfast."  Today starts four days of rehearsals...know what that means?! Learning new tunes! Be sure to get out and see us soon to hear them!
 We are live now on @965thebuzz with @Jeriney in Kansas City! http://www.965thebuzz.com/  Friday August 25th we are releasing a four song EP featuring three brand new songs, along with "Legendary." We can't wait to share this new music with you. We'll be playing all the new songs this week in NYC, St Louis and Kansas City.  NYC: Only 6 days until we get to see you again at Rockwood Music Hall on Tuesday August 15! Grab tickets through the link in our bio. All six of us love NYC for different reasons. Reason #6: Jon's favorite thing about New York - "I love the rush I get when my feet touch the pavement upon arrival. New York just gives off a unique energy unlike any other place I've ever been before! Like Alicia Keys sings in "Empire State of Mind," NY is a 'concrete jungle where dreams are made of. There's nothing you can't do.'"  Amazing...over a million views in 6 weeks.
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Welshly Arms LP
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Covers EP
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Management: Mark Chipello | Position Music
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Booking: CAA
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Matthew Morgan – matthew.morgan@caa.com

Press Contact: Republic Records
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Licensing: Mark Chipello | Position Music
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LABEL: Position Music/Universal Music Group: Republic Records and Vertigo/Capitol