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, new, rock and pop/punk mixture, they have captured the attention of thousands of listeners along the entire East Coast and beyond. With the release of their highly anticipated self-titled album, the Philadelphia-based band has exceeded all expectations with their collection of hook-driven and inspiring songs. The band chose to collaborate and record with six-time Grammy winning producer Glenn Barratt of MorningStar Studios.
The Philadelphia based quintet began when keyboardist/vocalist, Mat Rivers, joined long-time friend and lead-singer Mike Monroe. The two singer/songwriters teamed up with guitarist, Doc, bassist, Kirby and drummer, Dan, to fill out their new sound, infused with energy and emotion. Their catchy hooks, passionate lyrics and energized performances have landed them a national tour and a number of sponsorships including: Coca-Cola, Sunoco, Cerwin-Vega, Motel 6 and others.
The band has shared the stage with many Grammy-winning and multi-platinum selling artists, opening for, Paramore, Fun., Incubus, Phoenix, Passion Pit, Angels & Airwaves, New Found Glory, twenty-one-pilots, Jennifer Paige, Airborne Toxic Event, Silversun Pickups, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Cake, Flogging Molly, AllStar Weekend, and many other well-known acts. They performed at the 2012 Radio 104.5 Winter Jam, opened the Radio 104.5 5th & 6th birthday shows in 2012 & 2013, and slotted an opening spot on the Philadelphia-leg of The Fearless Friends Tour.
RM continues to make waves in the Philadelphia region and beyond, receiving major radio support and air play from a number of Philadelphia area stations, including, Radio 104.5 WRFF, 93.3 WMMR and 93.7 WSTW. They've had multiple TV and film placements on the Versus Network, NASCAR Network, Fox Sports TV and Speed TV, MLB, NCAA, FSN, NFL Network and their single "Meteors" is featured in the 2011 NASCAR video game by Activision.
Their music is distributed worldwide and can be downloaded on their Facebook page - Facebook.com/RiversMonroe. For future shows, news and updates, follow RM on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and other online networking sites.