Developed in 2010 by SF Bay Area natives, brothers Max and Joe Ramey, The Ironsides originated as a studio project dedicated to the revival of 60’s and 70’s soul music, with emphasis on a vivid cinematic, soundtrack vibe. Since the recording of their first 45 record released by the acclaimed Colemine Records, The Ironsides have moved into Soul with a capital “S” harkening back to the golden days of Stax and Motown. Now accompanied by diamond-in-the-rough, front man, and lady killer, Gene Washington brings to The Ironsides the tenacity of his vocal talent with a raw, authentic, and soulful sound. Gene Washington & The Ironsides have shared the stage with artists such as Lee Fields & The Expressions, Orgone, Monophonics, and Clairey Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes. Gene Washington & The Ironsides are currently in the trenches of the studio, hoping to release their first album in 2014, but in the meantime can be seen in the Bay Area performing rare and obscure soul music.