The Band of Rivals first united during a production of “Twelfth Night” at Eastern University. Dubbed “The Band of Rivals” by the play’s director, Sean Cox, Abbey Mertz and Alex-Michael Alleva decided to combine their talent, and were later joined by Greg Ondo and Doug Keller. The band’s genre is often described as folk, but every member of the band contributes their unique influences like jazz and rock. Lyrically, their music draws influence from Biblical and Greek Mythology as well as the work of Thoreau, Steinbeck, Huxley and H.P Lovecraft.More
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The Band of Rivals @ Building Character in Lancaster, PA
We are very excited to return to Building Character as their music friday artist for July. Come out and listen to some outdoor tunes and make sure to check out the shop while your there. This event is FREE!!!
The Band of Rivals @ Bourbon and Branch in Philadelphia, PA
The Band of Rivals @ Speckled Hen in Strasburg, PA
We are very excited to be the artist for Speckled Hen's Music Friday series on Friday August 12th. This will be a very low key performance with Sean and Abbey performing stripped down versions of our repertoire. Come out and enjoy a relaxing night of music. Admission is FREE!!