The Revere @ The North Star Bar
Thursday March 17th, 2011/St. Patrick’s Day
The North Star Bar
The Revere is a power trio consisting of 22-year-old brothers Sean Kelly (guitar, vocals) and Pat Kelly (drums), and 21-year-old Michael Pearson on bass. The band proudly presents their debut album, “The Great City” – a concept album about loyalty, love, finding one’s self, and coming of age in a dream world somewhere between our reality and our wildest imagination.
The album was recorded in New York City and produced by Jason Spiewak (Chris Volz, Five.Bolt.Main, Pat McGee), Ryan Carter Newell (guitarist for Sister Hazel) and Rich Smalley. The album features Sean Kelly’s gritty vocals soaring on top of guitar-driven, up-tempo music.
Though a rock record at heart,“The Great City” offers a wide range of peaks and valleys. Lead single “The Old Man and The Inn” is a straight-ahead rocker; “The Rose” is an acoustic guitar strummer about a beautiful woman; “Rest” is a brooding ballad that ends with the haunting sounds of a child’s music box, and the title track and album closer, “The Great City,” is a raucous celebration of life, love, and loss.
Meeting up with the guys with my long time buddy Dorian, we had a chance to share some wings with the band and discuss their roots in music, relationships and concepts behind The Great City. The Revere was also cool enough to do a quick photo shoot outside of the venue.
The full story of The Great City is here.
Additional Photos are here.
Big thanks to Dorian Love and TSI contributor Andy Beam for all the lighting and photography assistance.