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Alpha Rev

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Seven-piece Texan group Alpha Rev meld classical instrumentation with rock. They were formed in 2005 by singer-songwriter Casey McPherson after the break-up of his previous band Endochine. The band also comprises Derek Dunivan (guitar), Tommy Roalson (drums), Dave Wiley (cello), Alex Dunlap (bass), Brian Lewis Batch (violin) and Derek Morris (keyboards)

Frontman Casey McPherson’s gripping, emotional songwriting dares others to search out hope in the bleakest of circumstances and the unique instrumentation pays homage to the classical music that gave him his love for the art. While McPherson’s songwriting and rock-inspired vocals form the core of Alpha Rev’s music, he is supported by a unique cast of musicians that fill Alpha Rev’s songs with as much classical beauty as American rock. In addition to the typical guitar, keyboard, bass, and drums, Alpha Rev boasts a violin and cello that add brilliantly to the band’s sound. Together, Alpha Rev offers up layered, orchestral, melody-driven masterpieces able to turn strangers to super fans in a single listen.

Home schooled in small town Texas, frontman Casey McPherson studied classical piano for 12 years and learned to play guitar left handed after figuring out it only worked when he played it upside down.

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  • ChairmanBlao

    Not usually my type of thing but damn, I can't stop listening to Bloom,

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
  • quicksand80

    beautiful

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • comastar

    FINALLY! Bloom is here. couldn't be happier with the result

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • kluk_jako_buk

    decent band... they sound a little bit too much like Coldplay at times, but being unknown makes them cool... :D

    9 Dec 2011 Reply
  • amylaurenalb

    i never realised how much I like these guys until I synced all my iTunes history to Last Fm. There my number one currently. some truly beautiful songs.

    19 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Shade32

    Just got the album yesterday, and I just want to say that more new music needs to be like this.

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
  • vein666

    wow, New Morning is Mike Portnoy's favourite album of 2010!

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Panda_Claws

    Awesome band <3

    13 Dec 2010 Reply
  • NYgr8

    I agree with everyone else...New Morning such a great song!! Has anyone heard about the VH1 Best Cruise Ever that Alpha Rev is performing on? Its in April of 2011 with a bunch of other artists playing on the cruise too. Anyone planning on going?? Check out the website vh1bestcruiseever.com

    1 Nov 2010 Reply
  • The-Youngblood

    "New Morning" is just the song that brightens my day everyday.

    28 Aug 2010 Reply
  • mushopea

    Get Out is the best song ever.

    28 Aug 2010 Reply
  • primusroad

    I Love New Morning, that's all.

    23 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Joshmcbong

    new morning is a masterpiece best album i heard for a long time

    9 Aug 2010 Reply
  • BenjiMozart

    awesome!

    5 Aug 2010 Reply
  • comastar

    Can't we try and get a picture of the actual band on front rather than album artwork? [4] i dont get it anyway how this pic can have so many thumbs up

    26 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Empty_Skies

    Can't we try and get a picture of the actual band on front rather than album artwork? [3] I just voted in an attempt to make this a reality, lol. These guys are actually amazing. It's hard to believe that they haven't taken off yet. They're measurably better than most of the artists who've already gotten huge.

    18 Jul 2010 Reply
  • End3rliN

    i accidentaly saw them on Greek and now think they're f*ckin awesome

    21 Jun 2010 Reply
  • beaugoss123

    best artists ever !!!

    13 Jun 2010 Reply
  • RooseyJ

    Can't we try and get a picture of the actual band on front rather than album artwork?

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • KissTheMoment

    Win an Alpha Rev CD/DVD! See them at Brooklyn Bowl this Wednesday. http://www.starbeatmusic.net/2010/06/contest-win-alpha-rev-cddvd.html

    1 Jun 2010 Reply
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