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 @ Ortlieb's in Philadelphia, PA
We are very excited to make our debut at Ortlieb's to support the incredibly talented Porter & the Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes. They are on tour all the way from Texas!!! So come out and help us give them a warm Philly welcome, you'll be glad you did!
The Band of Rivals @ Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia, PA
we are very excited to return to one of our favorite Philly venues, more info coming soon.
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.