Rhythm X Revival is an energetic new Australian rockin' country blues band formed by John-Luke Shelley and Johnny Tesoriero. The two musicians have collaborated and each written songs for their soon to be released debut album which they have just recorded at The Teskey Brothers' studio (engineered by Sam Teskey). Featuring John-Luke as the lead singer and on lead and rhythm guitar, Chris Win on bass, Jeremy Neumann on the keyboard and Johnny Tesoriero on drums, Rhythm X Revival has a unique and melodic musical style that incorporates the vocal harmonies of Johnny, Chris and Jeremy. The band was runner-up at the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society’s Blues Performer of the Year in 2016 as JLS & Co (now renamed Rhythm X Revival); runner up in 2013 as The 3 Tones, in 2012 as High Speed Steel, and John-Luke was runner up as a singer and acoustic / electric guitarist.
Hailing from Geelong, John-Luke Shelley began playing guitar at the age of 16. JL takes great pride in performing not only his own original material and cover songs. John-Luke has supported Chris Wilson, James Reyne, Geoff Achison, Daryl Braithwaite, Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows, Screaming Jets, John Paul Young, Mike Brady, The Masters Apprentices. John-Luke and Johnny have teamed up to play in a few bands - JLS & Co, High Speed Steel and The Three Tones. They have played regularly around Victoria and in festivals around Australia including the Broadbeach Blues Festival, the Queenscliff Music Festival and Guitars across the Bay.
Johnny Tesoriero has been signed to Albert Productions, EMI and independent record labels as a professional drummer and has played in live original and cover bands since the age of 15. His career highlights include TV appearances on Vizard, Rove, Channel V, MTV and The Basement; supporting Oasis, Foo Fighters and The Killers; performing with the former lead singer of The Easybeats, Stevie Wright and appearing in his book, ‘Hard Road’. Johnny joined John-Luke to play with High Speed Steel in 2012 and he has also played in the rhythm section of The 3 Tones. Johnny has played in different music genres including blues, rockabilly, rock, jazz and heavy metal.
Working in top 40 cover bands and also original bands in and around Melbourne since the age of 16, Chris has had the opportunity to support main acts including the Badloves and Chocolate Starfish in the early 90's. Chris’ love for playing the bass guitar started at 12 years of age, when he was part of a church choir group. Chris was brought up listening to country artists such as Jim Reeves and Pat Boon.
Jeremy Neumann has been playing the keys since the age of eight. Growing up, he was exposed to artists such as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, BB King and Buddy Guy. Jeremy has toured with Natty Wailer (Bob Marley and the Wailers) and has appeared at numerous festivals around Australia with various artists including Stevie Paige at the Broadbeach Blues Festival. Jeremy also professionally plays blues harmonica.
"So Darn Mean"
"While We're Still Young"
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