Julius Pittman and the Revival

Julius Pittman and the Revival

 Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Julius Pittman & the Revival is a 7 piece band including a horn sections and female singer! We perform soul classics from the 60's, 70's, and 80's plus favorites from today. We can get your party going with dance music and entertain you with a solid musical performance. Great for festivals, class reunions, weddings, corporate events or parents weekend.


The Julius Pittman and the Revival band is the vision of Julius “Ray”
Pittman to form a band dedicated to revitalizing ‘Old School’ Rock
& Soul sounds of the Memphis Stax Volt era. Julius Pittman has been
the leading force for several popular bands over the years, including
the Kingpins (1980’s and 90’s) and The Ray Pittman Project, which lead
to the evolution of the Julius Pittman and the Revival in February 2009.
The music of the “Revival” presents a trip back to funky southern soul.

“My overall concept to get into a rock and soul revival, without
forgetting our blues and jazz roots,” said Pittman. “Al Green is one of
my all-time favorites, and the first time I heard Jack Mack’s first
album, ‘Cardiac Party,’ I literally jumped out of my seat. I knew that’s
the kind of band I wanted to be in.”

Julius Pittman and the Revival brings to the audience, sounds and
dynamics reminiscent of Otis Redding, Al Green, Jack Mack & The
Heart Attack and Tower of Power. What makes this band unique is the fact
that each musician is given the freedom to ‘spread their wings’ and
express their individual musical personality.

The ‘Revival’ features some of the most talented musicians in
Virginia combined with the unique vocals of founder/keyboardist/vocalist
Julius Pittman, guitarist Velpo Robertson, drummer Chris McIntyre,
tenor sax player John Stanley,
tenor/baritone sax player Howard Smith and trumpeter/flugelhorn Dave
Triplett. Passed members include guitarist Randy Moss, and bass guitar
Audie Stanley, performing on the “Bucket List” and “Live Tonight” CD.
All the band members are veterans of the Virginia music scene with
extensive playing credentials.

The formation of the core talent led to the release of their 2010 CD
release “Bucket List”. Then after a regular Tuesday night gig at
Shenanigan’s in Richmond, Va., the 2nd CD “Live Tonight” was released in 2011.


Bucket List - 2010

Set List

Al Green
* Tired of being alone
* Here I am
* Lets stay together
* Love and Happiness

Wilson Pickett
* Midnight Hour
* She’s lookin good
* Mustang Sally

Bruce Springsteen
* 10th ave Freeze-out
* Mary’s Place

Jack Mack and the Heart Attack
* Don’t need no reason
* Hooray for the city
* True lovin woman
* Willin to learn

Sam and Dave
* You got me hummin

Jr Walker and the All Stars
* Shotgun

Average White Band
* Pick up the Pieces

James Brown
* Cold Sweat
* Man’s World
* Livin in america

Doobie Brothers
* Long Train Runnin

Staple Singers
* I’ll take you there

Albert Collins
* A Good Fool is hard to find

Eddie Floyd
* Knock on wood

Stevie Wonder
* Superstition
* Uptight

Allman Brothers
* Statesboro Blues

Steely Dan
* Pretzel logic
* My old school

Ray Charles
* I got news

Sly and the family Stone
* Simple Song

Buddy Miles
* Them Changes

Blues Bro