Rebel Soul Revival navigates through classic southern rock waters, picking up elements of funk and jam rock along the way. Matt Keen (guitar,vocals) had been developing the idea of a pure rock and roll group based on the music he loves for some time. The name he discovered early but it took years before his vision was realized. Founded in the summer of 2014 when Matt Keen met the incredibly talented Andrew Vogt and Max Popp, Rebel Soul Revival began working in and around Chicago.
Songs off the bands freshman EP 'REBEL' like 'The Night' tell tales of ancient Norse mythology and are indicative of the more ethereal side of the band. Keen is a rocker at heart and has always gotten straight to the point with his scorching vocals and killer guitar licks. On songs like 'Left In Contention' and 'Help Me Baby' which are reminiscent of early Doors and Zeppelin, Keen bends his guitar strings and his vocals as he screeches out his truths about the world he sees.
The current lineup consists of Bay St. Louis, MO native Steven Andrew Doepke (guitar, vocals) A devoted student of the blues and soul music scene Doepke elicits an unrivaled passion illustrated in his playing and performance. His addition to the effort has made all the difference.
(Drummer) Aaron Martinez joined the band in the Summer of 2015 and has been helping drive the group ever since. He brings an energy to the band that Keen had been searching for and is one of the most exciting live drummers to watch play.
(Bassist) Kevin McMahon joined in the Winter of 2016 and brought a level of professionalism and perfection the band was in need of. He and Keen had also been friends and started in their first band over ten years ago.
The music is getting more complex and progressive as they continue to push the limits of each genre they pursue. The essence of true rock and roll is alive and well in this band.