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The band has it's original song, "Carry You" in the new hit film, "The Other Woman". Restless Blues is more than a band, it's family - four people doing what they love, loving what they do, living in the truth of the music. Great rhythm section lead by co-founder, Denise Fraser who's been playing with Aynee for over twenty years. Strong and emotive lead guitar that intertwines with the vocals and melodies. And then there’s Aynee O. Restless Blue’s lead singer has a terrific voice in the style of Bonnie Raitt or k.d. lang, but with more rock'n’roll sex appeal.
Even if you don't live and breathe the 'blues', this is music that will move you. Make you feel good. And that’s the goal – feeling good. It's pretty simple.
The band plays a diverse range of cool Texas blues to hard driving, crowd-pleasing tunes from the likes of Muddy Waters, Aretha Franklin, Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi to great originals from the pen of lead singer Aynee Osborn.
Dynamic vocals, interesting arrangements and stellar musicianship - it all adds up to a band that will have audiences coming back for more. The Restless Blues Band brings together seasoned musicians with a big love for the blues.
Take West Coast cool, mix in deep roots, rock star musicianship and contagious grooves, and you get the Restless Blues Band. Their unique urban sound blends jazz, country and soul influences into a big, bluesy ball of energy and power. Live shows feature a range of hooky originals to hard-driving, crowd-pleasing tunes that are both heart moving and great fun.
Lead singer Aynee Osborn and drummer Denise Fraser founded the band and have been collaborating for 20 years - and their chemistry, artistry and connection shine.
Aynee Osborn’s richly textured vocals are akin to Bonnie Raitt and a dash of kd lang –with gutsy depth that is uniquely her own. She launched her career in Parisian cabarets, and still evokes that up-close enchantment today. Aynee’s recording experience was highlighted by many years of working with close friend and producer, Paul Rothchild (Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt and The Doors). Aynee also was championed by The Eagles’ Glenn Frey to sing in his jazz club in Aspen, Co. She’s come close to the ‘big dream’ coming true but chose to stay true to her music rather than do what the ‘business’ wanted her to do.
Denise Fraser aka "The Foot" is a drumming prodigy whose experience ranges from Broadway to the bayou. Praised for keen intuition and peerless improvisation, she’s a spectacle of musicianship to behold.
East Coast native and lead guitarist Drew DeAscentis cut his teeth playing the Blues. A Berklee Music College grad and acclaimed film and TV sessions’ player, he radiates joy and inspired genius on stage.
Matt Wilczynski, the Founder and Director of HRA Studios and Foundation, has spent his entire life focusing on music and its many rewards. Growing up in Worcester, MA, he avoided trouble by teaching himself every instrument and diving into the magic and mystery of songwriting. In 2001, he moved to Los Angeles and joined numerous successful bands, later becoming a Music Supervisor for New Line Cinema and MTV.
The next step was to teach others not only how to play, but how to use music as a tool for coping with life’s many hurdles through an immersive and innovative yet supportive group dynamic. Matt’s method has produced countless success stories for ten years now.
Together, the Restless Blues Band’s love for the music and mutual respect are infectious. Their powerful, big energy sound moves audiences’ hearts and bodies.
Even if you’re new to the Blues, this band will get to you. As singer Osborn recently emphasized with her magnetic smile, “That is the goal, feeling good, it’s pretty simple.”