RaLeaf, based out of Philadlephia, PA, was born in a garage in Westfield, NJ when high school friends Mike Marks and Mark Boyd started playing together in the Boyd Family’s loft in 2004. In high school, the two of them spent hours playing guitars and singing, honing their skills and tightening their partnership.
In college, Mike met bassist Jake Irwin who's innate understanding of harmony fill out the band’s rich sound. Rounding out the foursome is the hard-hitting Mark Anderson who eats drums for breakfast to start his day. Mark fortuitously met his future band mates at a bar one night in New Jersey, and the rest is history. Together, they draw on a number of influences, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to The Beatles to Sublime and 311 to Led Zeppelin.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, 311, Incubus, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin