Revelry Soul Announces Debut EP Bad Sign, Recorded in Muscle Shoals, Release Show at Historic Sylvia Theater

Rock Hill, SC (August 28, 2018) – Revelry Soul, a 4-piece Soul Rock, Alternative, Blues band announces the digital release of their debut EP Bad Sign, September 7, 2018. The band is celebrating the release with a ticketed show at the historic Sylvia Theater in York, SC on September 29, 2018.

Three years in the making, Bad Sign features seven original songs written by band members Gary Baker Jr.(drums), Josh Hamilton (vocals), Mitch Kelley (guitar) and Ben Smyth (bass). The band members all grew up in the Charlotte area and attended York Technical College in Rock Hill, SC. All sharing a deep love of music they began playing live cover music and writing originals during practices. In 2017, they had a major break in opening for headliner Michael Tracy, where they filmed three of their first original songs.

“This was a major break for us,” says band leader Baker Jr. “We were able to produce the original songs from those shows and really grab people’s attention.” According to Baker, audiences have grown ever since.

The band chose to record at East Avalon Recorders in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, an area known for many famous acts such as Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones. Industry veterans, Charles Hollonman (engineer, producer, mixer), Don Srygley (mastered) and Mark Narmore (accompany keys) all contributed to the production of the EP.  

“We chose to go to a place we knew would produce the sound we were looking for in our first works,” says lead vocalist Hamilton. “We are extremely happy with this debut EP.”

The band is performing an EP release show at the iconic Sylvia Theater in York, SC. The show will be Saturday, September 29 with doors opening at 9 PM. Tickets are available on the band’s Facebook page as well as the Sylvia Theater web site.

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Revelry Soul signs with 768

Revelry Soul, with a Soul Rock, Alternative, Blues sound from Rock Hill, SC, has signed a management agreement with 768 Productions.

“We are ready to go to the next level,” says band leader Gary Baker, Jr. “With our expected debut of our EP in 2018 and our desire to tour more, we are looking to grow as a band and as serious musicians.”

With Baker Jr. on drums, the band grabs attention with Josh Hamilton’s gritty classic-rock voice. Mitch Kelly matches talent with Hamilton’s vocals on lead guitar. Ben Smyth fills out the bands sound on base and newest member, Mathew Harnage, provides keys and back up guitar.

The band is approaching three years together and currently working on a 6 song EP slated to release in Summer 2018.

“We have such a strong fanbase in Rock Hill,” says Baker Jr. “We appreciate our fans so much and look forward to growing that throughout the SC and NC markets.”

The band recently opened for Michael Tracy at the Underground in Charlotte, where they filmed three of their original songs: “Working Man,” “Collide,” and “Gypsy Soul.”

More on Revelry Soul can be found on their web site; Facebook; and Instagram

Review: Evening Muse hosts Sean Rowe: Leaving something behind

Sean Rowe is to music what an anti-superhero would be. Supernatural powers of a baritone voice that pulls from the foundations of the universe and the curse of fighting against the trappings of the music business that have left him worn, unwilling to give in and resolute ‘to the road less traveled,’ as he explains in his FaceBook bio.

To experience his live show is something like being attracted to a circus freak show act: does his voice really sound like that?

Yes. Yes it does and it’s much more than entertainment in the payoff. If Rowe doesn’t move you and I mean move you emotionally, then you aren’t really present in the moment, as his act demands.

Pouring himself into each song; telling a story accompanied by his second superpower, unexpected melodies from his guitar; he revels in simple, honest life. And this is Sean’s fight or burden. You ask yourself why isn’t this guy selling out arenas with his voice and music? And the more you are drawn in, the more you understand that he truly doesn’t desire crowds. He wants you, one-on-one. He wants his music to find you exactly where you are. And his curse is that his sentiment and honesty are lost on the greater music landscape.

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Equally matched to his superhero voice is his diverse guitar abilities, providing a show that evolves with each song. You are left wondering what’s next?

Rowe has just released his fourth album ‘New Lore’ and is traveling relentlessly to fulfill his mission to connect with small audiences. A review of his next two months has him moving through the Southeast into Northeast where for several weeks he jumps the pond and plays on a torrent through Europe. Then returns to the Mid-west to the Southwest without any deceleration of pace.

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Rowe told the nearly full-house at Evening Muse a story about his friend, who was the inspiration for his anchor song on New Lore: ‘To Leave Something Behind.’ This same song has brushed stardom being featured in Ben Affleck’s movie the Accountant.

If Rowe doesn’t move you and I mean move you emotionally, then you aren’t really present in the moment, as his act demands.

To Leave Something Behind is also the core of Rowe’s mission on tour and perhaps in life. Clearly, the importance of what he does for himself isn’t focused on going Platinum. And he is desperate and driven to leave something behind that is personal, genuine and pulls the deep of the universe just a little closer for those he sings to.

Check out acts coming to the Evening Muse http://www.eveningmuse.com/

Upcoming shows at Evening Muse: http://www.eveningmuse.com/calendar/