It's been a wild ride lately! The Rev played a show with Americana songsters The Wild Feathers, then followed that up by opening for the one and only Social Distortion. It doesn't stop there. They performed an acoustic opening set for Aussie pop artist Dean Lewis and then kicked off a show for none other than the Eli Young Band as part of their US tour and next they played a show with Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers.
Song Alert: The Rev's song, HAUNTED (Revved up Mix) was recently featured in the Warner Bros TV show, Gotham Knights (episode 7)!
The Rev has been described as what would happen if country and southern rock hitched a ride to the west coast and went surfing. Yeah, we'll take that.
It's a new era and The Rev are bringing with it a sound that has evolved along with several new videos. Their much anticipated video for GIRL LIKE THAT combines reality with your very own dream world. The Rev came out swinging into 2022 with two new singles—the gritty southern rock tune, HIRED GUN, and a folk inspired protest lament to America with EDGE OF AMERICA
Prior to the onset of Covid, The Rev released HAUNTED, one of their most anticipated singles. A smokey, swampy tune about love lost and obsession. This follows the release of the critically lauded song, GIVING UP THE GHOST. The band then released their heartfelt, down-home song, WINGS, HALOS & HEARTS. Steel guitar, fiddle, and a country rock lead electric guitar carry the listener as broken hearts are mended one chorus at a time.
The band's video for their song, WHISKEY REBELLION, has become their most well known and serves as the The Rev's de facto anthem.
Based in Scottsdale, AZ, The Rev is an ensemble of seasoned musicians with a sound all their own. Though rooted in country, the songwriting comprises elements of outlaw swamp stomp, Brian Wilson inspired harmonies, Brit pop structures, and southern rock guitar stylings, all within an indie vibe.
It took a series of not-so-happy accidents to get here. Founding member and singer/songwriter, Eric Meyers, nearly died before he wrote a single note. An avid surfer and waterman, one of his favorite hobbies is the art of freediving (no scuba tanks, just a big breath hold). Meyers went diving for lobsters off of San Diego late one night in October of 2017 and almost didn't return. He was swept into an undersea cave and barely made it out before he blacked out and drowned. That night changed everything. Meyers turned his focus to songwriting and by the time the new year came around, he had written the first four in what would become a long roster of songs.
The name The Rev really says it all….it's short for "The Revival". Anyone who listens to The Rev will immediately hear a certain kind of songwriting and playing being brought back to life in a new context. The result is a sound that could have only happened through the confluence of the right songs played by the right musicians at just the right time.
Believe in The Rev!