|Biography: REBEL PRIDE
Southern Rock is still alive and well. You have witnessed the styles strong presence in the Grammy Awards, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in Country Music. In 2006, almost 40 years since Southern Rock s first hit the music scene, the style still produces new and rising acts from the South. Rebel Pride is one of those rising and hard working acts. Rebel Pride hails from the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Rebel Pride music is a melting pot of Southern flavors like Blues, Country, Classic Southern Rock, Latin, and Heavy Rock. The bands newest CD It Is What It Isblends all these styles and more to make for some real cooking songs that are heard World Wide.
With a well rounded history of playing Concerts, Clubs, Festivals, Disney World, Corporate Events and Parties, Daytona Bike Week, Hard Rock Casino and much more. Openers for Molly Hatchet, backing up Charlie Daniels, sharing the stage with many Country music greats the list goes on. Rebel Pride knows how to put on a crowd-pleasing show. The band rarely gets away from a stage without the audience screaming for an encore and they deliver every time. They offer a mixed bag of covers, an all-original 90 minute concert, or Country covers, all Southern Rock covers, Classic Rock covers, you name it. If it is Southern, theyre on it.
The Rebel Pride Band is:
Pat Buffo - Lead Vocals, Guitars, Percussion, Drums
Tom Spittle - Lead Guitars, Flute, Vocals
Brian Jeffries - Lead Guitars, Vocals
Dave Stevenson Bass
Francis SonnyHarlan Drums
All Quarternotes ? by
Michael Buffalo Smith
It Is What It Is
Every once in awhile, a band comes along that puts the rockback in Southern rock. Floridas Rebel Pride is one of those. From the very opening riffs of Stomp Your Footsto the closing refrain of Survive,Rebel Pride kicks ass and burns their image into your brain forever. Sounding a lot like the original Molly Hatchet, with a singer that is part Danny Joe Brown and part Phil McCormack, these guys are the real deal. Stomp Your Footsis so good, it was chosen as the lead off track on the upcoming Gritz compilation Home Grown and Hand-picked. Red hot, rocking, sonic bombast
Michael Buffalo Smith - Gritz Magazine (Mar 26, 2006)