Posted on 25 January 2013 by Korey Wilson
One of the hardest working bands out there, Digital Summer is our featured artist of the week. I recently had the chance to catch up with one of their guitarists- Jon Stephenson. Picking his brain via phone, I found out not only was he a huge fan of Creed and a very talented guitarist, but he could also do your taxes in a pinch.
Posted on 22 January 2013 by Melissa
I can remember the day about 3 years ago when a follow request popped up on my phone from @Digital_Kyle. At that time twitter was still fairly young and my account had tweaked some analytics formula and I was getting follow requests from every Tom, Dick, and Harry band that was tweeting. It took me about 2 weeks before I first checked out his account and I found him brutally honest and so, refreshingly entertaining. It didn’t take long before I checked out his band, Digital Summer, and was pleasantly surprised.
Posted on 27 April 2012 by Korey Wilson
Fresh off the 2012 Cavo “Thick As Thieves Tour,” Réaul is no stranger to touring, the band has traveled throughout the U.S. playing over 340 shows on a variety of different tours in the last 4 years, sharing the stage with Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, Blink 182, My Chemical Romance, Cavo, Janus, and The Veer Union to name a few. Their latest album, titled “Casino Heart” (Released May 24th, 2011) has received rave reviews in numerous magazines and seen considerable amount of radio airplay.
Réaul began with lead vocalist / songwriter Rick Connell and bassist Michael Neeley in late 2006. “Rick and I had played in other bands growing up, but when we got together we knew there was something incredibly special about the music we were creating…the songs were hits,” said Michael. The rest of the band filled in quickly when Réaul brought on-board Nate Metzler (Drums) and Dave Kriebel (Lead Guitar). Their first release, a self-titled 3 song EP, came out December 5th, 2007. The band followed up with “Take Me Away,” a single release to iTunes and Amazon in October 2009. Their most recent release, “Casino Heart,” hit shelves May 24th, 2011.¹
I first crossed paths with Reaul during the Cavo tour earlier this spring. The honest lyrics, raw vocals, and infectious music instantly had my attention. Add in the fact that they are genuinely nice people, and you have the makings of an “artist you should know”. I could talk for an hour about how great these guys are, but why read when you could be listening? For all things Reaul, check out the links below.
¹Source: Reaul Press Kit