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