The Freeway Revival: The Freeway Revival is a band that was forged on the road. A very extensive schedule of touring has built a band that has developed an archive of original material as well as a strong chemistry and stage presence.These long hours of travel and the shows that lay in between built a hard working band and a brother hood among its members . A passion developed for making and performing creative original music which has led to the desire of constant improvement and the spread of the band's name and reputation.
At the first listen to The Freeway Revival's classic rock, blues,country, and jazz blend, the ears are reminded of a time when music was about things that people could understand and relate to as well as enjoy. In a since, the music from a generation ago is reborn and performed with the same passion and feeling that left such a definite mark on the hearts and souls of the past. Weather it is a live performance or a recording, The Freeway Revival is sure to bring not only a consistent high quality of music but a high quality of entertainment. Once you hear the beautiful guitar harmonies, subtle vocal harmonies, accompanied with an assortment of beautiful piano and organ melodies,the spell is cast and the listener is pulled into a barrage of classic sounding, everyday living music.
The band has had an extensive history of development. Previous names and members have come and gone but the band always seems to find new ways to develop and improve. Many opportunities such as opening up for bands like Kansas and Story of the Year, and other local bands like Ashleigh Chevalier and Kevin Mac, have also come and have all given The Freeway Revival the experience of learning and playing music, as well as the experience at performing on the stage.
All three original members were raised in Culpeper, Virginia. The band was formed out of high school friends who shared a passion for learning and making music. Two of the members, who are also twin brothers, started their performance career as musicians who played at church. All have learned to share the same love for music.
In the last year, the band has taken steps to achieve success. In early June, 2011, The Freeway Revival(formerly Same Ol Sound) moved to Asheville, North Carolina and has since been building a new band and a new following. Since this move the band has performed many live shows and has started on their first record. New members have also been added as the sound and proficiency of the band continues to develop further . Through the growing pains of learning and developing and touring, these now four brothers of soul have made their way onto playing everything from small acoustic coffeehouses to main stages.
For The Freeway Revival, it is all about the music, setting the bar high, and getting out there and making it happen. Lead Vocalist Adam Clayton says "Our lives shows portray what we are, we want to be the best we can be." Even as they share in the new successes they are still grounded as a hard working band with an intense desire to improve and become a top attracting and touring act.
A hard hitting 5 piece rock band. WINCHESTER REBELS were formed in August of 2009 in the small beach town of Santa Barbara, California. Singer, Nick Hunt and Bassist, John Livergood, had the idea of assembling a group whose sound would echo some of the great hard rock bands from the ‘90s, while encompassing an original yet modern sound all their own. While working at a local motorcycle shop, Hunt and Livergood came across local rider and guitarist, Nick Fitzgerald, who was also looking to expand his musical horizons. A phone call by Fitzgerald to Santa Ynez Valley childhood friend James Longoria (Guitarist) and Barry Carter (Drums) completed this new and exciting ensemble. The name Winchester Rebels came to be from a similarly-named canyon road in Goleta called Winchester Canyon that would serve as the divide between the beach community of Santa Barbara where Hunt and Livergood live and the mountains and country of the Santa Ynez Valley where Fitzgerald, Longoria, and Carter resided. We are “Rebels” because we don’t let people tell us what we “should” be playing or wearing or acting. Maybe we are ahead of the rock movement or behind, but who’s to say. We play what we like and feel and that’s why we are Winchester Rebels.
FAST-FORWARD 3 years into the project, WR has played some great shows in Los Angeles at The Roxy, The Viper Room, in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel and one epic outing for The Red Bull Grand Prix on Catalina Island. On their debut album “Three Sheets To The Wind,” Winchester Rebel’s sound has been favorably compared with influential ‘90’s-era bands Alice In Chains, Danzig, Stone Temple Pilots and others. The guitars are heavy and the drums are hard-hitting, the vocals on WR tunes such as “Private Angel,” “Down,” “Loaded Gun” and “Flying” inspire and carry the melodic sound of a band that demands to be heard. Winchester Rebels are a band on the rise whose time to shine is rapidly approaching. Nominated for Rock Album of the year for 2012 by The Los Angeles Music Awards as well as Male Vocalist of the year for lead Singer Nick Hunt, It’s not a matter of if for these guys – but when.