World famous Bryan Brothers band to play Viper Room in LA and Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on February 2, 2010 2:47 pm

They are two of the greatest tennis players of all time, the winningest doubles team of all time and two of the most talented athletes of all time: Bob and Mike Bryan.  Fresh off their Australian Open title, the duo will be trading their rackets for guitars when they blow the roof off the Viper Room tomorrow night on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.

The Viper Room, which was built by Johnny Depp and was unfortunately the spot where River Phoenix OD’d, has played host to some of the biggest names in music including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Counting Crows.  This should be no sweat because the Bryan Brothers are used to big crowds when they perform.  They have played a packed US Open stadium, every other big tennis venue there is and they have sat in on one of the tours with the Counting Crows. 

To keep this whole Counting Crows thing spinning, Adam Duritz was a bartender at the Viper Room back in the day and the Crows drummer Jim Bogios will be sitting in on both the show in LA as well as the show a few days later in San Francisco at Cafe Du Nord.  On vocals is David Baron, who is nothing short of monster – “Got Silk.”

The trio, along with their new drummer, are promoting their new CD entitled “Let It Rip,” which is a 5-song opus that is selling hugely on iTunes.  Their catchy ditty “Autograph” featuring Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic is especially a fun listen.  The title track “Let It Rip” is a hook-laden pop masterpiece.  “Spending My Days” is rife with subtle guitar work and virtuoso vocal work.  All the tunes on this thing are spectacular.

The Bryan Brothers were given rackets, guitars, keyboards and drums as tots.  Although the rackets have paid the bills, music is what keeps them sane while on their grueling 11-month yearly tennis tour.  And by virtue of the hundreds of concerts they have played and the ten’s of thousands of hours playing in hotel rooms, these guys rock. 

Biggest tip – get to the LA show early.  You are going to have the entire tennis industry in LA at that show plus every Hollywood agent, manager, actress and hanger on – trying to get a piece of this commercial contraption.