The MISKIMON BROTHERS (pronounced Miss-Kim-In) hail from Dundalk, Maryland, USA.

Brothers Tim and Mark started writing songs as pre-teens. They formed their first band, BASEMENT FLOOR in the mid 1970’s. Over the next two decades they played thousands of live shows around the US East Coast. Eventually, they signed a few recording contracts during the 1980’s and 1990’s, both went bad due to publishing disputes.

It was at this time that Tim and Mark decided they should put together their own studio, so they could continue to write and record their music, with or without the support of a record label.

In 1991, after signing a second record deal they changed the band’s name to Empire. Another name change came in 2002 – Sons Of Riley.

Tim and Mark have released 4 self-produced albums over the past 20 years. “Basement Floor Greatest Hits”, “Driven By Rock” and “Leeches” under the name Empire, and one album titled “Sons Of Riley”. All 4 albums received substantial amounts of airplay and many great reviews in both the US and Europe.


During the COVID-19 lock-downs, Tim and Mark recorded and mixed over 50 songs. The first album, released on December 27, 2023, is a country flavored album titled, “SHENANDOAH SUNRISE”. The album is chock full of classic Country music, as well as some light rock and Americana. The first single from the album, “MY BABY’S AWAY” was released December 2023, and the accompanying music video on March 2,2024.