Rival Sons is a band hailing from Long Beach and formed in 2009. The band typically writes and performs songs in the hard rock or blues rock genres of music. Many fans note that when it comes to live tours and performances, Rival Sons seems to do so extensively and often. The self-release of the band's first album helped propel it into the rock spotlight and garner a record deal.
A Chance Meeting
The lead singer for Rival Sons was already working as a solo recording artist prior to the band's formation. Backing vocalist Scott Holiday had also been active in a few bands already as well. Although Holiday was searching online at the time trying to find a singer, the meeting of all four of the original band members was a thing of happenstance thanks to a benefit concert. Despite this being the first rock group with whom Jay Buchanan had performed, Rival Sons' self-released debut was met with praise and caught the eye of a record company. Shortly after signing a deal, the band worked on and released its famous Pressure & Time album. The group went on a string of major tours after that and has been recording ever since.
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Who are the members of Rival Sons?
Rival Sons has four permanent members as part of its lineup and usually takes a fifth musician on tour. Jay Buchanan plays the rhythm guitar and does the lead vocals for the band. Scott Holiday also plays guitar and provides backing vocals to most songs. Mike Miley is on the drums, and Dave Beste replaced former bassist Robin Everhart in 2013. If you're going to see this band on the tour circuit, chances are special musician Todd Ögren will also be on stage. Todd takes care of keyboards, percussion and backing vocals at many concerts.
What is a Rival Sons setlist like?
Rival Sons has released one extended play and six full-length albums so far. You may hear songs from many of these albums as part of a live setlist at one of the band's concerts. Rival Sons released Before the Fire in 2009 as a self-release. The band's first album under a label, Pressure & Time, came out in 2011 and is one of the group's best-known works to date. Singles like "Soul," "All Over the Road" and "Pressure & Time" are just a few of the songs you might hear live from this album. Other albums you might hear at a Rival Sons concert include Head Down, Great Western Valkyrie, Hollow Bones and Feral Roots.
Is Rival Sons touring now?
Yes, Rival Sons is currently enjoying a set of tour dates throughout North America, including locations in Canada and the US. New Orleans, Houston, Norfolk, Va., Baltimore and Montreal are just a few of the locations set to host Rival Sons concerts.
Does Rival Sons perform with similar bands?
Rival Sons occasionally acts as part of a lineup to other bands in the genre. Notably, the group appears in concert with Stone Temple Pilots several times.
Has Rival Sons won any awards?
Great Western Valkyrie was nominated for an award in the Album of the Year category.Back to Top