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Columbus, OH natives Will Hoag & Ryan Ulibarri make up the indie alt-rock band Cousin Simple.

Friends since 1st grade, front man Will Hoag and guitarist Ryan Ulibarri have been inseparable ever since. Starting as friends with a mutual interest in music, they spent many early mornings and late evenings rehearsing in their parents’ garage. After being validated by their friends and family that the songs their 13-year-old selves were writing were “actually good”, the duo partnered with some musician friends & entered their first Battle of the Bands in Columbus, also their first ever public performance, and won.

Since then, Cousin Simple has brought their infectious spirit and high energy to every performance, playing sold out shows across the the US in Columbus, Chicago, NYC, DC, Boston and more. Drawing influence from bands like Cage the Elephant, Arctic Monkeys and GROUPLOVE; Cousin Simple has curated their own sound that has resonated with listeners across the world and has landed them playlists slots across multiple DSPs.

Whether you encounter Cousin Simple live or over the waves of the internet, you’re sure to leave energized and ready to dance.

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