ABOUT THE BAND
“Hailing from Gloucester, MA , OTB is all about bringing you the best in “FEEL GOOD MUSIC” with a bit of Rock N Roll, Hip Hop and Reggae. Working hard and playing even harder these boys are sure to leave you with that Feel Good Vibe.”
– Minglewood Tavern Gloucester, MA
Over The Bridge is a Reggae-Rock infused good time jam band with strong hip-hop influences. Raised by that dirty water on the North Shore of Massachusetts, the boys of OTB officially came together as a band in December of 2014 but have been making music individually for over a decade. The band’s infectious high energy performances and down to earth attitude make every town they’re in feel like home.
Each member brings their own unique style to the table that when combined is refreshingly original. Their first 4 track demo was released in May of 2015 and was recorded in a single live session at Life In Color Headquarters with Nate Shaw.
Over The Bridge has already began to make major waves in the local music scene on the North Shore splashing into the city of Boston where they’ve shared stages with the likes of Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at The Middle East on 4/20 thanks to the many votes submitted by OTB’s loyal fan base. The group scored their first headlining spot at that same venue on 8/6 hosted by WEMF Radio and then were asked to return this time opening for Passafire w/ The Elovators (formerly The Cornerstone) on 10/16/16 . OTB added a few more milestones in 2016 getting a few festivals under their belt at Summer Breeze Reggae Fest in Plymouth, MA and The 2016 New Hampshire Hempfest and Freedom Rally with Zack Deputy, Twiddle, Spiritual Rez and the rest of the power packed NH Hempfest line up. Their debut EP “Something in The Water” hit the scene on 7/16/16 and found airtime on Evolvement Radio, WEMF/WAAF, and had an exclusive release of the single “Wash” with Boston socialite blog Know Your Scene. You can find the album available for streaming on Spotify, Itunes, Iheart Radio, and for purchase anywhere music is sold.
The final testaments to their dedication and hard work in 2016 came when the boys were asked to join The Way of Life Tour, hosted by The Hangover Pub alongside The Voice’s Sammy James, and the legend Opie Ortiz (renowned Sublime tattoo artist and vocalist for the world famous Long Beach Dub Allstars), and comedian Paul Virzi traveling to Portland, ME and Salem, MA filming their pilot for reality television shot and directed by Johnny Hickey (Oxymorons, Habit) and Keith Shaffer of Moodswing Moving Pictures. Over The Bridge was then asked to be a part of OTAV’s “Cultivate Compassion” event supporting MMJ with Roots of Creation.
2017 was a year of change and growth for OTB, who hit the road and traveled to shows across 7 different states up and down the East Coast. Early in the year snagging spots to open for Ballyhoo!, Katastro, Soul Rebel Project, Pacific Dub, Higher Education, The Elovators and many more East Coast Reggae household names when they came to town. The group kicked off their summer with a 2 full sets at the 2017 Jersey Shore Music Festival and ended it with their first ever East Coast run named The “Will Play For Food” Tour – that took them on a 13 day adventure down to Jacksonville, FL and back capping it off at The Middle East with Joe Sambo & The Quins, and Supernothing.
9/16/17 The boys took the stage for the first time at the 2017 Boston Freedom Rally (Hempfest) and were received by record breaking numbers of attendees who were all part of the festivities. With the addition of drum/percussionist Jared Mccarthy, and a new project on the way, 2018 looks promising for the fellas from Over The Bridge.
Follow them on your favorite social media pages to stay in tune with upcoming shows to see for yourself why Over The Bridge is one of the hottest rising bands out of Massachusetts and they’re only just getting started.