Formed in June 2008, the RIVAL SONS have embarked the LA music scene with a speedy yet calculated frenzy. This heavyweight quartet of rockers melded an eclectic array of American music to synthesize the lording posture of sound that is the RIVAL SONS: pure rock and roll.
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 52nd Street" bringing the "deep pocket" back to rock. And Drummer Michael Miley grounds and pounds deep grooves with flourishes of reckless abandon.
And besides their musicianship, songwriting definitely should be highlighted. 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”, or laying their soul on the table with “On My Way” and “Don't Give Them Your Soul.” Be on the lookout for their upcoming release, "Before the Fire."
This audacious bunch are 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.
Rival Sons is an American rock band from Long Beach, California. Formed in 2009 from the ashes of Scott Holiday’s previous band Black Summer Crush that featured vocalist Thomas Flowers (Oleander), Michael Miley, and Robin Everhart. Rival Sons was born when Jay Buchanan was persuaded to try playing rock'n'roll and re-record Before the Fire. The band currently features bassist Dave Beste after Robin Everhart left in August 2013. Signed to Earache Records the band released their newest album June 6 in Europe, 9th in UK, 10th in USA (2014).