The Revival is a rock an roll band made up of some very talented musicians each with differing tastes and playing styles but unified in one goal....To bring you some down home, kick ass, emotional and exciting rock, southern rock, country and blues that will surely make you have an awesome time. From the southern rock styles of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackberry Smoke and The Allman Brothers, to the outlaw country styles of Waylon, Willie, Cash, and Hank, to the rock and roll styles of The Eagles, CCR, The Band and ZZ Top, to the well written original music by The Revival themselves, there is surely something for everyone at every performance. Now, take a minute and meet The Revival...
Mike has been playing the drums for over 30 years and has played in bands for most of that time. He originally cut his teeth playing in hard rock and metal bands in the late 80's and early 90's. He played with the very talented band Sonic Bloom at this time and you can hear some of their original music on youtube under" joe peets and sonic bloom". From there he expanded his musical abilities playing psychadelic and jam band music throughout the 90's with several bands including the band Smoke'n, an Alexandria based jam and rhythm and blues band where he played many venues up and down the east coast honing his craft. Then he decided to move to the southwest, Phoenix to be specific, where he played with several different bands of varying styles and musical genres. All of these different musical experiences have made Mike a very versatile, solid, and tasteful drummer with groove and feel.
Not much is known about this creature. It likes to dwell in basements, venturing into daylight only when it's need for sustenance outweighs the primordial call for prolific riffage. It arrived on this planet many years ago from parts unknown. We speculate either a planet in an unmapped star system or perhaps even an alternate dimension. Please do not get too close or try to feed it.
The Burlington VT born Owen Byrne began his musical career at a young age playing piano, he began playing in bands in 1988 when he moved to Virginia. He plays several instruments including keyboards and bass. He has played in several nova area hard rock/metal bands including Chatterbox. Border Patrol, Brygger, and Whiskey Tango. He was influenced by the classic rock greats such as Zeppelin, The Doors, Sabbath and Floyd. Although somewhat new to The Revival's genre of music, he is a perfect fit with driving, powerful yet melodic bass lines and awesome piano and keys.
The Revival is set to launch it's incendiary sound at a venue near you in August of 2015, please feel free to browse this site, check out our youtube links "The Revival Manassas" and facebook page, and sign up to our mailing list so we can keep you posted of our upcoming news and events
Thank You and Enjoy!!