Formed in June 2008, the RIVAL SONS embarked on the Los Angeles music scene in a speedy and addictive frenzy. This heavyweight quartet of rockers melds an eclectic array of American music to synthesize into their own style of rock n roll, which comes across powerfully in their live show.
Vocalist Jay Buchanan packs a mean punch of the blues, gospel, and soul. Guitarist Scott Holiday saws off memorable, toothy riffs, plays a saucy slide, and isn't afraid to spray psychedelic aerials of tenor. Bassist Robin Everhart is Motown meets jazz mecca 52nd Street bringing the deep pocket back to rock. And drummer Michael Miley grounds and pounds deep grooves with flourishes of reckless abandon.
Even beyond their musicianship, the RIVAL SONS are remarkable songwriters. Inspired by some of the greatest music spanning a century of genre and sound, RIVAL SONS get their point across in an economical and efficient way. They leave you wanting to rev up your '69 GTO with tunes like "Tell Me Something" and "Get What's Comin'" or the catchy burners "Lucky Girl" and "I Want More;" they also lay their soul on the table with "On My Way" and "The Man Who Wasn't There." Go check out their debut release, BEFORE THE FIRE, available on iTunes, Rhapsody, and Amazon now.
This audacious bunch is proving that they are ready to bring it back home--back to rock and roll, that is. Stand back, get ready and step aside for the swagger that is the RIVAL SONS.