6 Juin 1983
A soulful, funky pop band built on loose, upbeat grooves and an eclectic range of influences, New Orleans seven-piece The Revivalists have marked themselves as Southern rock favourites with a reputation as a swaggering live band.
Formed in 2007 when frontman David Shaw was cycling home and discovered guitarist Zack Freiberg sitting on his front porch singing original song 'Purple Heart', the pair quickly became friends and weeks later were playing their first shows in small, sweaty clubs. Though not natives of Louisiana, each member gravitated there for university, work and music and the city's unique, easy-going spirit became intrinsic to the band's sound and they took their name as a nod to the way the area was recovering after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina at the time. They released their debut album 'Vital Signs' in 2010 and built their reputation as a good-time jam band, touring with Rebirth Brass Band before follow-up 'City of Sound' which was influenced by the Allman Brothers, The Beatles and Stevie Wonder.
An appearance on David Simon's HBO TV series 'Treme' further boosted their popularity, and they came to national attention in 2015 with third album 'Men Amongst Mountains', singles 'Keep Going' and 'Wish I Knew' and festival slots at Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits.
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