Beau Bailey, age 22, Hometown: Monroe, LA (lead vocals/rhythm guitar)
Logan Maggio, age 22, Hometown: New Roads, LA (lead guitar/vocals)
Jack Gonsoulin, age 23, Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA (bass guitar)
John Lewis, age 24, Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA (drums/percussion/vocals)
Rev·el·ry (n)- revelry; lively and noisy festivities
True to the definition of the word, ‘The Revelries’ bring full-sounding, guitar-driven rock straight to the Pop- Rock, Alt- Rock scene. The group has an original sound influenced by artists such as U2, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Kings of Leon, and John Mayer.
The band began late one night in the Fall of 2016, when lead singer, Beau Bailey, and drummer, John Lewis, decided to get together to jam in a Louisiana State University dorm room. The two wasted no time getting things moving and rapidly infiltrated the local Baton Rouge music scene. Playing their version of high-energy, U.K. style Pop-Rock, it wasn’t long until they sought the assistance of manager, Jefferson Manning, who helped formalize a team around them. They quickly went from playing small, local Baton Rouge dives to bars, private events, and venues all across the Southeast.
The band released their first two singles, “Blonde Hair. Blue Eyes” and “Abbot Kinney,” in 2018. The singles landed them on countless Spotify-curated playlists, launching them into the scene.
That same year, the two met guitarist, Logan Maggio, and added him into the mix. Maggio’s musical background and guitar tone brought a whole different dynamic to the band’s sound and took it to the next level.
Following the release of their first two singles, the band went back into the studio in Nashville, TN, to record their debut EP with Grammy-nominated producer, John Rausch. In April of 2019, the group released their first EP, After 7. The name After 7 pays tribute to the police-enforced curfew while practicing back in the days when the band all lived together in Baton Rouge. “Our neighbors loved us… so much so that they called the cops on us almost every other week. Luckily, we were able to work out a deal with the police that allowed us to practice until 7pm. After 7 is when all the acoustic writing and demoing would happen,” John Lewis says. The EP allowed the band to gain traction in streaming, brought name recognition in new markets, and created a buzz throughout the music industry.
That summer the band made a trek out to Los Angeles to play a showcase for team members at Edgeout Records, UMG, and UMe. The showcase set the mark and left an impression that validated the fact that The Revelries have an addictive sound.
The Fall of 2019, brought over 25 shows across the Southeast for the band. Most notably, the band opened for Moon Taxi in Oxford, MS, played to over 7k people at Jam for Cam in Athens, GA, and had a sold out show in Nashville, TN, at The End. In addition to milestone shows, the band came across their new bass player, Jack Gonsoulin. Gounsoulin, also a LSU grad, with a seasoned musical background from previous bands, brought in yet another dynamic to the band. The last piece The Revelries were looking for fell into their lap.
The Revelries recently signed a development deal with Edgeout UMG and will be going into the studio this Spring to record their next project. “We are a band from Louisiana that plays a style of music you wouldn’t expect. Our goal is to create an atmosphere so contagious that everyone wants to be a part of it,” says Bailey.
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