Rivers Monroe has emerged as one of Philadelphia's most popular new bands and is supported by an increasingly fervent local and national fan-base, known as the RM aRMy!
Defined by their energetic, driving, mainstream brand of music, flavored with a fresh rock and pop/punk mixture, they have captured the attention of thousands of listeners along the East Coast and beyond.
With the release of their highly anticipated self-titled album, produced by six-time Grammy-winning producer Glenn Barratt of MorningStar Studios, the band has raised the bar with their collection of hook-driven and inspiring songs. Anchored by the infectious vocal-driven singles "Moments," "Meteors," and "Emily (Every Second)," which echo the best of Maroon 5, The Maine, Mayday Parade and OneRepublic, Rivers Monroe is stacked from beginning to end with anthems for airplay.
The Philly-based quintet began in 2008 when keyboardist/vocalist Mat Rivers, joined long-time friend and lead-singer Mike Monroe. The two singer/songwriters teamed up with bassist Kirby San, drummer Kevin Sitaras and guitarist Matt "Doc" Varga to fill out their infectious wall of sound.
Armed with catchy hooks, passionate lyrics and energized performances, the band toured the U.S. last summer with MTV buzzband The Nearly Deads and has shared the stage with many Grammy-winning and multi-platinum selling artists, opening for Paramore, All Time Low, Fun., Incubus, Phoenix, The Wonder Years, Passion Pit, New Found Glory, twenty | one | pilots, Jennifer Paige, Silversun Pickups and AllStar Weekend. In turn, these high-profile slots led to prime performance slots at NASCAR and NHRA events and brand alliances with Coca-Cola, Sunoco, Cerwin-Vega, and Motel 6.
Rivers Monroe continues to make waves at home and beyond, receiving major radio support and airplay from a number of area stations, including Radio 104.5 WRFF, 93.3 WMMR and 93.7 WSTW. They've had numerous film & TV placements on NBC Sports Network, NASCAR Network, FOX Sports, Speed TV, MLB, NCAA, FSN, NFL Network and their music is featured in the official video games for NASCAR 2011 and 2014 and the official NFL DVD for Super Bowl XLVIII.