THE REVS 78666
Meet The Members
is originally from San Antonio TX. Born into a highly musical family well known in the Mariachi and Conjunto genres, John began his rock drumming career when he received his first set of drums at the age of 15. He quickly learned and began playing in many SA rock bands. In 1985, he won the "Best Band of the Year" award from 99.5 KISS, a famous SA radio station dedicated to rock music. During the late 1980s, he attended Texas State Universality and earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music. He started teaching music at Texas State in 1993. Still a university professor, John is active playing drums in several bands. Most recently, he has dedicated his talents to The Revs serving as their drummer and musical director.
"I love the vibe of this band'. "We all get along great and love entertaining audiences with our music".
Having lived on each coast and with roots in the Midwest, Jill brings to The Revs a truly diverse set of musical influences. Before she started singing, her creative outlet was in the visual arts painting the life experiences of others on canvas. One night at a Blue October house concert, people heard her singing along and she obviously impressed the right person. She was soon given an opportunity to join a local Blue's band as a back up singer. She quickly began singing back up and lead vocals with some of the best bands in the Central Texas area including David Ybarra's L.A. Blues Band, Michael Rodriguez of Wyzer, Pepper's Blues, Rabb Rodriguez y los Killa' Hogs, and Benjamin Lin's Jam at Treff's Tavern. As her experience grew signing with such talented musicians, Jill and her fellow back up singers were soon wondering if they could create their own project and as Jill put it, "paint on a different type of canvas". This culminated in the creation of The Revs as it exists today.
"I look at every song selection and styling from the perspective of a seasoned live music veteran. What gets the audience dancing and creating synergy is a gift we get from them."
Was born at a very early age. He was very small at the time. As the years passed he grew and aged until only recently reaching his current age and height. Ace was born on a small planet in another galaxy, the son of loving parents. As his home planet was being destroyed his parents sent him to Earth to fight for truth, justice, and the American way. Unfortunately he became a musician instead.
Ace has been playing guitar for over 30 years, in hundreds of bands you’ve never heard of. Ace speaks fluent rock, blues, and country, and conversational jazz. He is also a studio engineer, live sound tech, plays guitar, bass, drums, and keys. He also designs websites, builds custom guitar amplifiers, and cooks a mean scrambled egg.
Turn ons: cars, dogs, long walks on the beach, Gibson Les Pauls and Mexican food
Turn offs: politics, religion, mean people, bad cheeseburgers and childproof packaging
Perfect Date: April 29th. It's not too hot, not too cool, and you only need a light jacket.