Formed in 2015, The Great Enough did the usual grind, playing live shows and sweating it out in rehearsals to refine the bombastic gut punch sound that one radio personality dubbed "Soulternative."
In 2017, the song "Can You Relate?" went viral on Spotify, netting over a million streams. That led to radio appearances and bigger shows, which culminated in a sold-out headline at the legendary Underground Arts venue in Philadelphia.
2018 saw the band opening stadiums and arenas, including two iHeartMedia festivals. Their tour schedule has landed them on stage with Imagine Dragons, Judah & the Lion, Mike Shinoda, Fuel, Eve 6, Sister Hazel, AJR, Sir Sly, Missio, Fastball, Cracker.
The new album BORN hit the Internet on July 6 and the band played to an energetic capacity crowd at an album release to celebrate before getting back down to the business of making music. Fall dates will be announced shortly.
(center) Bright Kelly: Lead Vocals, Guitar
(left) Brian DiBiagio: Lead Guitar, Vocals
(right) John Hoff: Drums, Percussion
Producer: Luke Tozour (Jamie Cullum, Mika, Katy Perry)
Engineers: Luke Tozour, Mike Bardzik
Recorded at The People's Music Studio, Los Angeles, California and Noisy Little Critter, Downingtown, PA.
"If Counting Crows were fronted by a grittier, bluesier Adam Lambert, they'd sound like The Great Enough. Bright Kelly has the best set of male vocals in the City of Philadelphia."
-Jammin Jessie, Radio 104.5, iHeartRadio
"Love their music. Take a listen and enjoy."
- Jo Mercer, Y102FM, Reading, PA
"The steady building track [Can You Relate?] builds to a climactic chorus, and shows how the power of music connects people. The ringing refrain [...] is a reminder that there is nothing more audacious or more rock and roll than hope."
"A lush, almost anthemic alt-rock track."
-The Hook Journal
"The City of Brotherly Love has once again delivered us sweet, gentle aural care in the form of [their] soul-drenched new single."
-Ouch! That Hertz
"Get ready for a throwdown..."
-The Millennial Noise
Recent News: This year, The Great Enough shared stages with Imagine Dragons, Judah & the Lion, AJR, Sir Sly, Mike Shinoda, Missio, Cracker, Glorious Sons, The Wrecks, Dreamers, Fuel, Eve 6, Sister Hazel, Fastball, Long Beach Dub All Stars, and more - and with upcoming dates including some more household names, 2018 is proving to be even bigger than Bright, Brian and John could have hoped.
Every indie band claims to be the greatest thing you’ve never heard. The Great Enough doesn’t do that. Instead, this impassioned band from Philadelphia prefers to focus on what they are:
A complicated poet with generations of soul in his blood.
A happy-go-lucky rocker with a tame tornado in his fingers.
A United States Air Force war veteran with a kick-drum heart.
Their particular brand of vital, intense rock and roll has drawn comparisons to artists as varied as Foo Fighters, Muse, Kings Of Leon, and The Killers. Draw your own conclusions. The Great Enough is not interested in self-labeling. They want you to decide, for yourself, what they mean to you.
If we are to let the music speak for itself, it will tell you that these guys work hard and care deeply. That they are exploring the human experience in as honest a way as they are able. That they want to laugh with us, and rage with us; they want to feel our loneliness and our exultation; that they want to roar. Everything else is up to you.
New album BORN released July 7. The album features a guest appearance by Chuck Treece of Bad Brains, and was preceded by "Inexplicable." Radio 104.5 and WXPN premiered the song, and it remains in rotation on those and other FM and university stations, as well as internet and satellite radio.