Suggesting Rhythm is a 6-piece band out of Richmond, VA who recreates the music of The Grateful Dead with their own special charm and style. Founded in 2015, the group was the brain-child of drummer Jeff Rothman. With agreement from his ‘bass-playing-buddy’ Ed Bray, they sought out to find members to join this tribe. With a little Craigslist promoting the group came together and brought members David Oakley, Justin Beach, Adam Drudge and “our inspiration” and original keyboardist, Scott “Buzzy” Faulkner, who passed in early 2016. Without losing steam, the band kept on ’Truckin’ and with new member/keyboardist Steve Barnard, Suggesting Rhythm has continued to bring the music of the Grateful Dead to the RVA music scene.
It’s been said when these six members get together there is a sense of magic in the air. That’s the business we’re in...creating musical magic for all of you Dead Heads. Come see us in 2018!
DAVID OAKLEY - Lead Vocals/Guitar
ADAM DRUDGE - Lead Guitar
ED BRAY - Bass/Vocals
STEVE BARNARD - Keys/Vocals
JEFF ROTHMAN - Drums/Vocals
JUSTIN BEACH - Drums