If you know Trev McKendry of Metal Nation Radio, then you know that the bearded / guru knows a thing or two about what’s good and what’s shit in music. So, when we heard that he was managing a band, our ears immediately perked up… and we weren’t disappointed with the bassy, blues-based rockin’ outcome — A Rebel Few.
More specifically, we’re talking about the band’s self-titled track, “A Rebel Few,” from their upcoming album, As the Crow Flies. And we couldn’t be more pleased to be offering the exclusive premiere of the bar-bustin’, chicken-fence bruiser.
Stay tuned for pre-order info.
Hailing from Cambridge, Ontario, A Rebel Few follow a simple motto, and that motto comes from a band philosophy that as individuals, we’ve all dealt with the feelings of not belonging or fitting into the status quo.
“They’re not “making waves in the scene” … They’re not “from the ashes”… They’re not “creating a sound for the generation”…They’re a straight ahead no nonsense Rock ‘n’ Roll band! If you dig music that you can be a part of… and a live show that isn’t four guys staring at their shoes, then they are a band for you!! What lives in them, lives in you… together WE are all A REBEL FEW!”
Vocalist Chris Raposo commented on the band:
We’ve always been seen as the black sheep and proud of it because we never liked the notion of simply conforming to what society has had us believe to be ‘normal.’ A Rebel Few is badge for all those who feel abandoned by society’s ‘standards and are looking for refuge. A place where they belong and find strength in like minded souls.
A heavy hitter of Southern rock with an injection of groove, A Rebel Few is comprised of ex-West Memphis Suicide members Chris Raposo (vocals-guitar), Barry Martin (guitar), Chris Spiers (drums) along with Adam Shortreed (bass). Playing music to fill the void not only for themselves, but for those who connect with their sound, the band has already shared the stage with Steel Panther, Jackyl, Skid Row, Killer Dwarfs, Anvil, Kill Devil Hill, Texas Hippie Coalition, My Darkest Days, The Headstones, and Danko Jones all before their debut album As the Crow Flies is set for release on April 22, 2016.
The debut is produced by Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Damageplan, Hellyeah, Texas Hippie Coalition) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Rush, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Beastie Boys, ) to impact your speakers with its heavy guitars, huge rhythm section, and a gravel-blasted soulful voice for straight-up, in-your-face rock ‘n’ roll to add to their lyrical themes of empowerment and overcoming the worst in life as they see it.
Raposo, the main lyric writer says:
My lyrics mostly stem from a childhood of being shunned for not adhering to what everyone saw as normal and being persecuted for simply being who I was. The music has always been my therapist.
As led by example with the group’s single “Rebel Few,” a song about unity and belonging. Overall the album has a message of “Don’t let anything or anyone tell you [you] can’t achieve what you want to, be who you are despite what others think you should be and don’t change who you are just to appease the masses.”
For more info, please visit www.arebelfew.com
Rock Hard \m/