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 @ Rockwood Music Hall in New York, NY
We are very excited to return to Rockwood in December. Come hang out with us, more info coming soon.
The Band of Rivals @ Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, PA
We are so excited for this triple bill. We will be playing at one of our favorite philly spots with two incredibly talented songwriters. Ben O'Neill and Matt Wheeler have both made some waves in the area over the past few years and we are pumped to collaborate with both of them. Don't miss this show!!!!
The Band of Rivals @ Gold Sounds Bar in Brooklyn, NY
We are so excited to start off 2017 playing in Brooklyn for the first time. Come hang with us and the super talented Mild Things!!!