From their humble beginnings playing 4-hour cover sets, Old Souls Revival has grown into a solid heartland rock band with subtle nods to roots, Americana, and blues influences. Frontman and songwriter Neil C. Luke spews poetic ramblings in an unexpected juxtaposition to the harmonized guitar riffs of Josiah Joyce and Matt Maher, the tight rhythms of bassist Dan Ficocelli, Alexandra Sinclair on the keys and singing and drummer Jeremy Reidy.
Old Souls Revival released their first album Common Ground in 2013, followed by I Will Let You In in 2016. Their third self-titled album (2018) showcases the band’s growth in both style and cohesiveness. Songs by both Joyce and Ficocelli make an appearance, blending together their various stylistic influences of Dawes, Tom Petty, 2000s indie and 90s prog rock. With two new releases in 2020 Singles "Kiss" and "Hospital" Old Souls Revival has made a name for themselves in St. Louis and is fast on their way to spreading beyond this Midwest music town. Old Souls sure knows how to throw a party and you won’t want to miss it.
"About four years ago, Neil C. Luke, frontman of local group Old Souls Revival, came across Pete Somerville during an open mic night at the Stagger Inn in Edwardsville, IL....... In 2013, the band recorded their first album, “Common Ground,” out of Bird Cloud Recording in Edwardsville, IL (run by a former member of So Many Dynamos, Ryan Wasoba). Reidy describes their early sound as “a more chill country sound with inspirations from the Wood Brothers.” It wasn’t until after the release of “Common Ground” that the group began feeding on the electric energy from their live performance and morphing their acoustic undertones into a louder rock ‘n’ roll feel. Having played a generous amount of live shows in the two years leading up to their most recent record, “I Will Let You In,” the Old Souls found themselves inspired by this newfound style while recording out of Sawhorse Studios in Dutchtown, St. Louis—which Luke describes as “one of the best studios in St. Louis.” “I would’ve never guessed that that’s what we went for,” says Luke about the new album, “We made a hard rock record, and I don’t really like hard rock, like I hate it.”" - Cara Wegener
"Old Souls Revival Invites You to Party with Sophomore LP I Will Let You In" "Old Souls Revival is throwing a party, and you're invited. The rock quartet's sophomore LP, I Will Let You In, is even crafted in the image of an invitation to a kid's birthday celebration — all primary colors, bubble lettering, and Lisa Frank-style imagery. The album's winsome exterior belies some of the heaviness, both in performance and lyrics, which attends many of these songs. It's not a concept album, exactly, but singer, guitarist and lyricist Neil C. Luke spends much of the record examining relationships — with ex-lovers, with bandmates and with the music scene at large — and alternating between the scrappy outsider and the cautious introvert. " - Christian Schaeffer
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