COUNCIL consists of three brothers hoping to trade in a life of farming for success in their true passion, music. Pat, Doug and Andy Reeves have balanced working in the fields of Baldwinsville, NY during the day and honing their craft at night in their family barn. Their commitment to their music has begun to pay off.
They have recently gained both local and national attention for their unique sound and charismatic performances. Having played numerous successful shows at the mainstays in NYC, and opening for bands such as The Strumbellas, The All American Rejects and The Kooks, they have established themselves as one of the top up and coming bands to watch.
COUNCIL has had their music played throughout the 2018 Winter Olympics, FIFA World Cup, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, World Of Dance, and the Premier League to name a few. They just released a new single, Savages, and are currently on a pop up tour of NYC sponsored by Bose through the spring of 2020.
As with any great lead singer, Pat is the heart and soul of the band. He is the conductor of a sometimes out of control train that is Council. He gives the songs life, emotion and gravity. On stage, as a front man, he transcends into something larger than himself and forges the band ahead with his charisma, passion and moving voice and lyrics.
Doug is the backbone who keeps the rhythm and energy high. His whole body is systematically in sync and moves with grace yet fierce intention. Each strike on the drums grabs your attention and keeps you wanting more. Being brothers adds another level of depth to the band – and in the case of identical twins Pat and Doug – there’s an even greater intensity. They have profound insight into each other’s drive and creativity – creating a unique bond and communication that takes their music to another level.
Andy is the explorer of the band. His inquisitive and wandering mind instinctually finds new sounds and tones to support the melodies. He modernizes the band’s approach to its live show, and is always trying to push himself and the band sonically. He wants the crowd to feel each riff, each moment, and take them to a place that drives emotion – essentially he wants to instill the same level of passion in their audience. He’s also the glue that binds everyone together, both internally within the band and on stage for performances.