A Tribute to REO Speedwagon and Survivor. This five piece band had the goal of creating a hard-driving, fist pumping, rock and roll force. When they discovered a gap in the local music scene of tribute acts representing the music of these two prominent rock legends, the band REO Survivor was born.
On November 30th, 2018, the group made their debut appearance at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC. From the very first note, REO Survivor had the audience enthusiastically singing along to the anthems as REO Speedwagon’s “Take It on The Run” and Survivor’s “Eye of The Tiger”. The overwhelming crowd response throughout their second show at The Fillmore Underground in their home town of Charlotte, NC confirmed that REO Survivor is a “band on fire” that you won’t want to miss when they visit your town.
Interested in other tribute acts? Check out their sister band – Chicago Rewired!
REO Survivor FAQs
Q. What style of music do you play?
A. We play the legendary hits of REO Speedwagon and Survivor
Q. How many pieces do you typically play as and what instruments are they?
A. 5 piece band
Kerry Craig – Lead Vocals
David Miller – Keyboards, Vocals
Robert Bussey – Guitar, Vocals
Justin Martin – Bass, Vocals
Mike Graci – Drums
Q. Do you play in other configurations?
A. We only play as a 5 piece band so you get the full experience every time.
Q. Why did you become a professional musician?
A. I [band leader, Mike] have been a professional musician for over 25 years because I love playing drums and love doing shows. I’m also a F/T drum instructor and own a music school in Matthews, NC.
Q. Where are you located?
A. Charlotte, NC
Q. Do you travel?
A. Yes, REO Survivor will travel anywhere in the US, and overseas as well.
Q. Why should an event professional book you?
A. We cover all of the songs that an audience will want to hear from the bands REO Speedwagon and Survivor, and we’re high energy and enjoy getting the crowd involved. Not only do we take a lot of pride in re-producing an exact replica of the songs we cover, we also dress the part in classic rock attire for a complete experience show.
Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?
A. Yes we have our own sound and lighting guy.
Sample Song List
- Don’t Let Him Go (REO)
- Keep On Loving You (REO)
- Take It On The Run (REO)
- Time For Me To Fly (REO)
- Back On The Road Again (REO)
- Can’t Fight This Feeling (REO)
- Like You Do (REO)
- Tough Guys (REO)
- Golden Country (REO)
- 157 Riverside Avenue (REO)
- Keep Pushin’ (REO)
- Roll With The Changes (REO)
- Riding The Storm Out (REO)
- High On You (Survivor)
- Burning Heart (Survivor)
- The Search Is Over (Survivor)
- Eye Of The Tiger (Survivor)
- I Can’t Hold Back (Survivor)
- Caught In The Game (Survivor)
- It’s The Singer Not The Song (Survivor)