About Ray Hendricks Revival
The funky, danceable sounds of Ray Hendricks' Revival, from Athol, MA, may be the most exhilirating sensation to hit the Northeast since Nickelodeon started showing re-runs of Welcome Back Kotter. Opulently gifted singer/songwriter/guitarist Hendricks is joined by bassist Chris O'Brien, electric guitarist Pat Patterson, and drummer Dan Thompson, all of whom are in their early twenties. The raw energy and soulful vibe embedded in the band's sound is highly contagious, completely addictive, and incomparable. Critics and fans alike struggle to create a modern comparison. Any number of bands may come to mind briefly, but the Revival has an energy that whispers influences from the Jackson 5 and Ray Charles to Stocknolm Syndrome and T-Rex. However, calling them anything other than an honest, hardworking rock band would be misleading. The band formed in Athol in late 2005, after Hendricks returned to the area from Boston, where he spent most of the early 2000's proving himself to be one of the most promising young artists in the New England scene. In less than one year, with absolutely no support from the corporate music industry, the band has catapulted, from packing small and medium-sized clubs to capturing a rabid, growing legion of several thousand fans. Now they're causing significant parking and traffic problems at large, outdoor concert venues, and forcing multiple per-day spins on commercial FM radio stations. Their debut CD 'Lost in the Year' had practically sold out all copies of its first pressing before it was even released in September. And they're just getting started!