Sweet Ray Laurel is an all original rock band from Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky. SRL is an adventurous band with surprises around every corner and live shows that will unite any crowd of any background. We excel in a unique mix of post punk, reggae, and psychedelic rock. Our goals are to continually move forward with our music and stand out from the average rock band.
“Sweet Ray Laurel, an epic Indie blend from Cincinnati, Ohio." … "SRL is hard for me to label, which is usually the sign of a really unique sound. I really love this band and a couple of their tracks are now on Signal 9”
-Signal 9 Radio
“I’m a recent Sweet Ray Laurel convert. Their swirling mix of post-punk, reggae, and psychedelic music feels vaguely gypsy-mystic to me. I love that it’s a not-too-comfortable fit. The tunes are a constant lesson in discovery as I revel in yet another layer or sound or lyric I missed the last go-round.”
-Hal Newman - Big Medicine
Check out our Upcoming Shows section for our show and touring schedule! To receive email reminders of shows, sign up for our mailing list on the Contact Us page.
For free SRL music downloads, click here!
SRL played at Bradfest 2012, in Minnesota, with Cracker and Sick of Sarah! View new pics from the show on our Photos page!
Sweet Ray Laurel added to the Chubbstock 2012 Lineup! Check out details of this three day outdoor music fest here!
SRL takes first place at the Philadelphia round of In The Groove battle of the bands!
Metromix profiles Sweet Ray Laurel! Click here to read!
-Digital downloads now available! Go to our music page to find links to CD Baby, Amazon, and ITunes!
-Sweet Ray Laurel's CD is in the jukebox at Crazy Fox, Newport, Kentucky! Listen to SRL the right way, while enjoying the absinthe Crazy Fox is known for (also the drink that inspires many SRL songs!)