PAUL REVELLI

PAUL REVELLI, drums

Born in the sixties, native San Franciscan Paul Revelli has been playing drums for most of his life. Diverse skills, a passion for playing and listening to all genres of music, and his intuition as the consumate sideman are at the heart of this drummer's beat. As a member of the eighties rock group Red 7, Revelli recorded two albums with the band, both on MCA. The first, Red 7, was produced by Mike Rutherford of Genesis and Mike and the Mechanics fame. A second album entitled When The Sun Goes Down was released, followed by extensive worldwide touring before the group disbanded in 1987. In 1989, Revelli joined Joe Louis Walker and the Boss Talkers, recording four albums with them: Live at Slim's, Vols. 1 and 2 (Hightone), Blues Survivor (Verve) and J.L.W (also on Verve). Additionally, he recorded a track on B.B. King's Blues Summit album (MCA) for Joe Louis Walker's duet with the blues legend.

During his five years with the Boss Talkers, Revelli toured the United States, Canada, Europe and Scandinavia several times over. Along the way, he has shared festival stages with some of the greatest names in Blues and R & B, an incredible journey to say the least. From there, Revelli worked with roots rock artist Chuck Prophet and can be heard on three of Prophet's releases: Feast of Hearts (China), Homemade Blood (Cooking Vinyl) and The Hurting Business (Hightone). Formerly of the band Green on Red, Prophet's reputation in Europe found Revelli once again playing some of the great festivals and venues there as a result. Now as a freelance musician, Revelli maintains a healthy schedule working in the studios on album dates and playing live with a list of artists that has included Angela Strehli, Lou Ann Barton, Tracy Nelson, Marcia Ball, Bonnie Hayes, The Court and Spark, Howard Tate, Charlie Musselwhite, Tom Heyman, Maria Muldaur, Annie Sampson, Linda Tillery, Elvin Bishop, Bo Diddley, John Vanderslice, Roy Gaines, Rusty Zinn, Los Mocosos, Pinetop Perkins, Phil Guy, John Nemeth, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Mighty Mike Schermer, The Pinder Brothers, Earl Thomas and Mark Hummel.

 

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