Lewis Centero, OH
The Iry is the immensely talented four-piece hailing from Columbus, Ohio who have been friends and even family far longer than bandmates. Cousins Stefan Schwartz (lead vocals, keyboard) and Jordan Lothes (percussion), along with childhood friends Greg Hewes (guitars) and Chris Williams (bass, backing vocals), create a unique sound based on eloquent lyrics, complex piano leads, intricate rock guitar and pop melodies. Drawing direct comparisons to such bands as Coldplay, Muse and the Cold War Kids, The Iry are impatiently waiting to exceed all expectations.
As The Iry prepare to graduate from their respective universities they are transitioning from underground college favorites to chart topping artists. And by secluding themselves for two months in North Carolina with Jeff Juliano (Dave Matthews Band, O.A.R) and Ted Comerford (Zox, Army of Me, Red Wanting Blue) The Iry have laid the foundation for what is expected to be a groundbreaking album
According to Jordan Loewen (Fresh Air radio, UK), "I have never encountered a band so young, so talented and so intelligent. The Iry are simply breaking every stereotype associated with talented musicians. In regards to the future success of The Iry, it is not a question of if, but rather a question of when."