Rio and The Ramblers is a rock band with blues influence from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. Rio and The Ramblers have a unique sound that blends standard blues and soul with contemporary rock and roll. Rambling together since December 2012, they have placed as finalists in The Madison Theater Band Challenge, competed in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN and are currently writing their first EP due to be released this Fall.
Many of The Ramblers found each other through the Cincinnati Blues Society. Ryan Snyder (Lead Guitarist/Vocals) and Rio Van Risseghem (Lead Vocalist) met while playing in Cincinnati Blues Society’s Blues In The Schools Band. Wanting to break into the Cincinnati Blues scene as adult musicians, Ryan Snyder recruited high school friend Eric Torres (Bass/Vocals), who eventually brought Ben Maile (drums) into the mix.
Rio and The Ramblers has accomplished a great deal since their first rehearsal in December 2012. They have performed in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, placed second in the 2013 Madison Theater Band Challenge out of 96 bands, and placed first in the Cincinnati’s Next Big Band challenge. Two of their original singles, “Speed” and “Goodnight Cincy” have been broadcast through internet radio to international audiences, and these songs can now be purchased through iTunes, Spotify and more!