February of 2009 became a musical turning point for Julius Pittman. After enduring years of musical frustration, Julius aka ‘Ray’ was presented with the opportunity to form a band dedicated to revitalizing ‘Old School’ Rock & Soul sounds of the Memphis Stax Volt era. The formation of the core talent led to the release of their 2010 CD release “Bucket List”.
The ‘Revival’ features some of the most talented musicians in Virginia combined with the unique vocals of keyboardist/leader Julius Pittman which brings to the audience, sounds and dynamics reminiscent of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Buddy Miles, Jack Mack & The HeartAttack and Tower of Power.
The music the ‘Revival’ presents is a trip back to the days when musicians truely played their instruments without any limits.
What makes this band unique is the fact that each musician is given the freedom to ‘spread their wings’ and express their individual musical personality.
The ‘Revival’ features founder/keyboardist/vocalist Julius Pittman, guitarists Randy Moss and Velpo Robertson, bassist Audie Stanley, drummer Chris McIntyre, tenor sax player John Stanley, tenor/baritone sax player Howard Smith and trumpeter/flugelhorn Dave Triplett.