What would it sound like if you blended the familiarity of rock with the sophistication of classical violin? Listen to REILLY to find out. This Philly-band's signature "Violin-Rock" is a welcomed breath of fresh air in today's musical landscape.
Johnny Stone (Program Director for NYC's Star 99.1 HD Radio/WAWZ) says, "REILLY has one of the most unique and innovative sounds today. Totally original. This is a band that is going somewhere!"
REILLY has been selected to perform at notable festivals, including; Creation, AtlantaFest, Cornerstone, Revelation Generation, Alive, Ichthus, Lifest, Unity Fest, Autumn Blaze, Purple Door, and Big Ticket. REILLY has played with national artists Switchfoot, Josh Kelley, Jars of Clay, Newsboys, Toby Mac, NEEDTOBREATHE, Leeland, and more. REILLY performs 120 shows a year to thousands of people. They are a team of hard working D.I.Y. entrepreneurs, independently recording two full-length albums and regularly touring the U.S.
John Reilly - Lead Vocal and Rhythm Guitar
Noele Parris Huie - Violin, Keys and Vocal
Dan Huie - Lead Guitar and Violin
Matthew Bomberger - Bass and Vocal
Jordan Lenhoff - Drums
Let June Decide (LP) - 2007
While I was on Earth (LP) - 2005
+ 2009 "Best Music Video" award at San Diego Film Festival for "Sunlight"
+ 2009 International Songwriters Competition (ISC) Nominated for "Beautiful You"
+ Won "Battle of the Band" competitions for Creation Festival, Autumn Blaze, Beta Hi-Fi Music Festival, and Revelation Generation
+ Played ARENA shows at Wachovia Spectrum (Philadelphia, PA) and Continental Airlines Arena (Meadowlands, NJ)
+ WXPN 88.5 Featured Artist
+ "Sunlight" placed Top 40 on WJTL 90.3 FM for 13 weeks straight reaching #6
+ "Cry for You" placed Top 40 on WJTL 90.3 FM for 12 weeks straight reaching #10
+ "Redeemed" placed Top 40 on WJTL 90.3 FM for 8 weeks straight reaching #20
+ "Limited Time" featured on Way-FM on over 140 stations in 12 states
+ "Beautiful You" featured on WXPN 88.5 FM
+ "This Side of Your Life" featured on WXPN 88.5 FM
+ "Dying for Life" featured on WXPN 88.5 FM
+ "Limited Time" featured on Star 99.1 HD Radio/WAWZ NYC
+ "Limited Time" featured live on the NBC 10! Show
"My New Favorite Live Band...”
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“If REILLY's hearts, lyrics and music are not enough, the dueling violins will blow you out of your ...“If REILLY's hearts, lyrics and music are not enough, the dueling violins will blow you out of your seat. This band is my new favorite live band!”
Producer of Purple Door Festival
"Original, Fresh and Lively..."
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"I was introduced to the band REILLY at the Big Ticket Festival in 2008. Their original, fresh and l..."I was introduced to the band REILLY at the Big Ticket Festival in 2008. Their original, fresh and lively sound immediately drew me like a magnet! REILLY brings a stylistic smorgasbord to the table with thought provoking lyrics that provide a perfect amalgamation! I'm truly excited about where God is taking this band! It's only one way and that's UP! Mind you, I'll be right there jamming, celebrating them along the way!!"
~ Ayiesha Woods, Gotee Recording Artist
"Big, Expansive Sound..."
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"WJTL is currently playing an independent rock 'n' roll band from Philadelphia called Reilly. They p..."WJTL is currently playing an independent rock 'n' roll band from Philadelphia called Reilly. They produce a big, expansive sound replete with 2 violins! I highly recommend spending some time with their latest record, "Let June Decide." Listen and let the music
penetrate your soul."
~ Phil Smith,
Music Director for 90.3 WJTL PA
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“REILLY has one of the most unique and innovative sounds today. Totally original. This is a band tha...“REILLY has one of the most unique and innovative sounds today. Totally original. This is a band that is going somewhere!"
Program Director/Morning Show Host
Star 99.1 HD Radio/WAWZ
"Beautiful Combination of Acoustic and Symphonic Rock..."
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I am a music fanatic. I am not a music fanatic in that I listen primarily to bands which, were I to ...I am a music fanatic. I am not a music fanatic in that I listen primarily to bands which, were I to name them, you would really never be able to find out whether or not they exist due to their obscurity and therefore you would have to take my word for their amazing talent. I am not a music fanatic in that I listen to only the most talented and advanced musicians who might very well be the best in the world at playing their instrument. I am, however, a music fanatic in that I spend the greater portion of my waking and sleeping moments listening to music of some sort. And I am a music fanatic in that I know, soon after first listening, when I find an album that will forever hold a part of me. Let June Decide, the sophomoric project of the band Reilly (their first album was under the band’s former name, The John Reilly Band), is one of those albums. I could have written this post after my first listen when I received the CD from a friend last week, but after a week of constant listening I have decided that I am very nearly obligated to write something. Such is the impact of a composition such as this. Under no record label, Reilly has independently released the CD, but the sound quality is superb and the production is on par with the best of them. What strikes me as unique about Let June Decide is that it was the lyrics I noticed first in almost every song, and it was not until subsequent listens that I really began to appreciate the way the beautiful combination of acoustic and symphonic rock perfectly compliments each song. The husband/wife team of violinists in the band create a recurring theme that ripples throughout the album, in some songs a gentle undertone, in others a declarative solo riff. John’s voice is unquestionably solid, with a range that allows for a wide variation in moods between songs. His voice is the power behind the driven and energetic “Limited Time,” the raw honesty of “Beautiful You,” and the prayerful serenity of “Run,” and he adapts seamlessly into each. But I digress from my original point – the lyrics! I’m a sucker for good lyrics, and John Reilly has written some of the best I have heard in a long time. I find it difficult to suffice a description of words with words far less beautiful, so I know of no better way to drive home this point than to share some: From “Beautiful You:” There’s a different plan for me / Something better that I cannot see / It can only be beautiful wherever You are / It’s a wonderful world I see when You’re in my eyes, in my eyes / I always lose sight of me when You’re in my eyes / I never wanna move, I never wanna find that I’ve wasted all my time away from / Time away from beautiful You From “Cry for You:” Why do we reach for life like a plant toward the sun always leans? / How do we agree there’s more past these shadows our eyes cannot see? / We have so much motivation but we don’t see our inclinations / Are a cry for You / A desperate pleading, a yearning for You / But we don’t know who we should be crying for / Life is constant demonstration, we’re carbon copied replications From “Come to Me:” I see through broken glass / A world of innocence past / Can you take me back to Eden? / I’ve traded truth for lies, I’ve got no alibi / No excuses to remove this blame / Will you leave me here alone in my kingdom on my throne? / I need a mutiny I wish I could simply post the lyrics to each and every song on the album. Each is expertly constructed and full of depth.
A typical concert lasts between 45 minutes to an hour and a half. The set consists of mainly originals with a few covers. During a concert you'll experience everything from alt. rock anthems, dueling violins-jams, intimate acoustic moments, explosive choruses and an overall good time.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.