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Rhythm X Revival are an energetic new Rocking Country Blues band formed by John-Luke Shelley together with Johnny Tesoriero. The two musicians have collaborated and each written songs for a new album which they have just recorded through The Teskey Brothers Studio.
Rhythm X Revival features John-Luke as the lead singer and on lead and rhythm guitar, Chris Win on bass, Jeremy Neumann on keyboard and Johnny Tesoriero on drums.
Rhythm X Revival have a unique and melodic musical style that incorporates the vocal harmonies of Johnny, Chris and Jeremy, John-Luke Shelley.
Hailing from Geelong, John-Luke Shelley began playing guitar at the age of 16 through the influence of his father, Brett. JL takes great pride in performing not only his own original material, but also cover songs with his band High Speed Steel. The band plays regularly around Victoria and has performed in festivals around Australia including the Broadbeach Blues Festival, the Queenscliff Music Festival and Guitars across the Bay. The band was runner-up at the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society’s Blues Performer of the Year in 2012 as High Speed Steel, Runner up in 2013 as The 3 Tones and Runner up 2016 as JLS & Co.
As a singer and acoustic/electric guitarist, John-Luke has also supported Chris Wilson, James Reyne, Geoff Achison, Daryl Braithwaite, Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows, Screaming Jets, John Paul Young, Mike Brady, The Masters Apprentices to name a few.
Johnny T is a professional drummer who has been playing in live original and cover bands since the age of 15. He has been signed to Albert Productions, EMI and independent record labels. Johnny has played in different music genres including blues, rockabilly, rock, jazz and heavy metal. His career highlights include TV appearances on Vizard, Rove, Channel V, MTV and The Basement; supporting Oasis, Foo Fighters and The Killers; performing with the former lead singer of The Easybeats, Stevie Wright and appearing in his book, ‘Hard Road’.
Johnny joined John-Luke to play with High Speed Steel many years ago and he has also played in the rhythm section of The 3 Tones for the past 3 years.
Chris Win, working in top 40 cover bands and also original bands in and around Melbourne since the age of 16, Chris has had the opportunity to support main acts including the Badloves and Chocolate Starfish in the early 90’s. Chris’ love for playing the bass guitar started at 12 years of age, when he was part of a church choir group. Chris was brought up listening to country artists such as Jim Reeves and Pat Boon.
Jeremy Neumann has been playing keys since the age of eight. Growing up, he was exposed to artists such as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, BB King and Buddy Guy. Jeremy has toured with the likes of Natty Wailer (Bob Marley and the Wailers) and has appeared at numerous festivals around Australia with various artists including Stevie Paige at the Broadbeach Blues Festival. Jeremy also professionally plays blues harmonica.