Top Hat Black cranks out bluesy roots rock that blends subtle grooves and soulful vocals in a manner reminiscent of such artists as the Alabama Shakes, Amy Winehouse, and The Black Crowes. Hailing from from the birthplace of rock n roll Cleveland, Ohio the band has played Northeast Ohios top venues and stages, and garnered rave reviews of their throwback sound.
THB formed in 2013 when founding members Jessica Shetler and Jesse Hernandez set out to collaborate on a new project catering to their musical interests. Jessicas lyrics and Jesses compositions proved to compliment each other well, and it wasnt long before the two had built a full set of roots and blues rock songs that were turning heads.
The band released its self-titled debut EP in August of 2014, which has been well-received locally and nationally. Songs from the EP can be heard on such traditional and online radio stations as 91.3 WYSO Dayton, 88.7 WJCU, 98.3 WVLP Valparaiso, 91.1 WRUW, 87.7 Cleveland Sound, and Radio Flote.