About

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Adrian Labra

guitar / vocals

Adrian is the eldest brother in the Labra family. He carries a distinctly clean, bluesy voice, and has crafted a personalized style of lead guitar by drawing influences from his favorite blues and latin rock guitarists. Adrian is the tallest member of the band.

 

Fun fact: Adrian has a degree in accounting from Youngstown State University, and enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his wife, Kelly, and daughter, Loisa.

Cristian Labra

bass / vocals

His funky-fresh bass lines have remained a staple within the Labra Brothers’ sound from the beginning. After a few initial years of playing guitar, Cristian picked up the bass, and joined Adrian playing acoustic shows. Together they ignited the idea that is the Labra Brothers today. Cristian projects sheer emotion with his soulful, bluesy voice.

 

Fun fact: Cristian has a degree in marketing from Kent State University, and has an adorable cat at home, named Frida.

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David Labra

guitar / sax / vocals

David was first initiated into the group when his older brothers persuaded (coerced) him to take up saxophone as a second instrument. His brothers appreciate that he contributes the high harmonies, as well. At 5’11”, David is the shortest member of the band.

 

Fun fact: David is a former state champion greco-roman wrestler. Also, it's pronounced “DUH-VEED” (not “DAY-VID”). Mispronounce at your own peril. 

Antonio Labra

percussion / vocals

As the youngest brother in the Labra family, Antonio brings down the average age of the group by quite a bit. Don’t let his age fool you - his chops on the congas are an electrifying add to the band dynamic. He gets his fair share of harassment from his older brothers, but at the end of the day, he deserves it. 

 

Fun fact: Antonio has his hands in a few of his own business ventures, and aspires to be the world’s next Elon Musk. 

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Matt Hayes

drums

Matt has been with the Brothers since their early days as a band. Having studied at the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University, Matt brings a proficiency on the drum kit that drives every groove you’ll hear on a Labra Brothers original. 

 

Fun fact: Matt is the proud father of three miniature dogs and one hedgehog, and is a high school percussion director. 

Danny Svenson

keys

In addition to his know-how behind the mixing dials, Danny also brings unique character and bold stage presence to every live show. His creative input is critical to the band’s writing process. You’ll likely hear a few of his smooth keys solos at any given TLB show. 

 

Fun fact: Danny is a founding member of the band, Spirit of the Bear, and freelances as a keyboardist in several other musical projects. He also owns an endless supply of synthesizers. 

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