Siphoning the spirits of rock, funk, R&B, jazz, and pop through a kaleidoscope of unpredictable and virtuosic improvisation, Boston-based seven-piece Ripe have won over legions of fans the old-fashioned way—by compelling crowds night after night to get up on their feet, dance, and bask in the inimitable and indefinable chemistry that has separated and singled out Ripe since day one.
Ripe consists of seven musical soulmates —Robbie Wulfsohn [vocals], Tory Geismar [guitar], Jon Becker [guitar], Sampson Hellerman [drums], Josh Shpak [trumpet], Calvin Barthel [trombone], and Nadav Shapira [bass]—who all met at Berklee College of Music in 2011.
Ripe brings the swagger of funk filtered through a Rock anthem, a musical journey that somehow gets as stuck in your head as your favorite Pop banger.
Since their time at Berklee, the band has won crowds over night after night, steadily releasing new music for their new concerts in each city to discover after the band has left for the next town. The result is more than 40 million streams across all platforms with seven million listeners which has earned them spots at some of the top festivals.