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The best kept secret in music

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*** & 1/2 out of ****

On Dec. 30, 2006, we attended The Un"Beatle"bles show at the Mary O'Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs. Despite crummy weather, the show was wonderful, vibes were warm and a heaping helping of talent was evident onstage. The River Company is an original music project featuring the Beatle tribute players (Travis Scharr: lead vocals, guitar, piano; Alex Scharr: lead vocals, bass guitar, piano; Jamie Favors: guitar, vocals).

Since most new songs fall short in catchiness when compared to the Beatles, the seven songs here (five acoustic, two electric live ones) are no exception. However, there are elements of witty wordplay and catchy hooks that make this CD worth purchasing: the happy rhythms (and backward guitar intro) of "Here to Stay," the jazz-flavored "To Be The Moon" and the energetic drumming and guitar work on the two live songs.

Snag this one locally or online at www.oceanspringsmusic.com. - The Sun Herald


Discography

The River Company released it's first EP, Requiem for Ghostcar, in November of 2006.

A full-length LP is currently in the works.

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Bio

Being from Mississippi, The River Company does not neglect the blues element of rock in their music. Influenced heavily by the music of The Beatles, Rush, Cream, and Porcupine Tree, as well as the artists which surround them locally, The River Company creates a mixture of blues, progressive, and indie-rock styles that seems to fit them quite well.

The River Company also is very supportive of their community and the local music scene. They put on an annual music festival and run a low-cost recording studio for local musicians.

The River Company has gained notoriety in their region by opening for bands such as The Charlie Daniels Band and REO Speedwagon at the Biloxi Crawfish Festival. They have also put on several sold-out benefit concerts under the name The Un'Beatle'bles as a tribute to one of their biggest influences, The Beatles.

The main goal of the band is to provide the ability to create quality original music for themselves and others, both on and off the stage, and so far, they have been successful.