9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Reverist is an Orlando based Indie Pop band that credits its humble origin to medical doctor Omar Qazi, but subsequently evolved into a fuller sound with the additions of drummer Steve Addington and bassist Matthew Walsh.
The project began while Qazi was in undergrad where he was inspired by the band Keane and taught himself to play piano and guitar. Songwriting began as an accident for him initially, but ultimately progressed into a regular, creative release in his journey through his medical training. Qazi looked to expand the project and met seasoned drummer Steve Addington, whose experience ranges from high school marching band to playing Top 40 hits alongside a DJ. The duo added the multi-talented Walsh in late 2015 before recording their first EP, “Dreaming Onward,” at Parafonic Recording Studio in Orlando, Florida.
With there being more genres under the sun than bands to play said genres, Reverist possesses an eclectic, unique sound with solid, rich vocals that bring a captivating essence among symphonic, scientific synth blends and engaging drum beats. The trio adds a fresh feeling to the music scene—slightly left-field with a soothing, yet animated, presence that can appeal to almost any mood.
The group is set to tour the east coast in early summer 2016. Their quirky, lighthearted personalities shine on stage among a sea of dancing bodies and soaring choruses. “Dreaming Onward” is now available at reverist.bandcamp.com and all major markets.