Origin: Los Angeles
Genre: Indie Rock
Years Active: 2012 - Present
Label: Badabing Records (From 2015-2021)
Current label: None
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers began as a collective of friends getting together in the summer of 2010. A choir of up to 15 revived the old Gospel spirit with songs like “I Shall Not Be Moved”, “12 Gates”, and “In My Time of Dying”. Slowly they evolved into a band of 6, committed to embracing the richness found in early 20th century recordings. Influenced by past Gospel musicians such as The Dixie Hummingbirds, Washington Phillips and Sister Rosetta Tharpe as well as current bands like The Black Keys, Wilco, and Calexico, the band creates a unique style drawing from rhythm and blues, alt-country, indie rock and folk.
A rousing celebration of traditional Americana music has always been the hallmark of The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers. A full length album released in 2015, Heavenly Fire, brims with fiery melodies and country moods, highlighting the band's notoriety for crafting original Gospel material. Their debut album laid the foundation for two successful North American tours, including appearances at prestigious festivals such as Winnipeg Folk Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Austin City Limits, and Voodoo Fest of New Orleans. The album also garnered high-profile song placements (MTV, Showtime, Amazon, Discovery Channel), as well as popular playlist spots.
Their sophomore effort, "No Glory" featured a return to the Gospel roots that the group was founded on. The songs range from all out rockers to smooth a cappella numbers. The band's thumping rhythm section and choir singing places them in a unique position in which they constantly blend Americana music genres (blues, folk, country, and soul). The third album, "I Will Rise," was finished and released during the first half of the pandemic. It features Gothic/Apocalyptic Americana Gospel and ranges from anthemic songs like the title track,"I Will Rise," to murder ballads like the song, "Moonlight." They are finishing their fourth full length album and aim to release it later on in 2022 or perhaps early on in 2023.
Promo Materials for The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers.
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“No Glory.” Live: https://youtu.be/L39VD0loT1A
“Wintertime.” Live: https://youtu.be/9MgjqNsdZKs
“Wilderness.” Live: https://youtu.be/Cn15oLyHMik
“Lay Down Low.” Live: https://youtu.be/LQyrpJ5hU1A
“Church Fire.” LIve: https://youtu.be/vLJ2rZdbez8
“I Will Rise.”: https://youtu.be/-w33Z46jseY
“Muddy Water”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMkNeBwKYxI
“In The Well.”: https://youtu.be/9jko19rz55M
“Heavenly Fire”: https://youtu.be/4khtz_n4Zzc
“...taut with electricity…a band that has become a rousing celebration of traditional Gospel sounds with rock foundations.”
“The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers consciously tow the line between the sacred and secular. It’s a rewarding combination. Whether you’re a believer or not, these songs will touch all of the sacred places in your heart.”
“...a full-fledged performing and recording force.”
"The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers’ calling card is more than just an organic, back-to-basics approach to Southern-tinged gospel rock…an eclecticism that offers plenty of surprises and a variety that’s refreshing."
“They’ve taken a natural and admirable step back in time by embracing Americana arrangements…and reveling in good old-fashioned campfire settings, complete with roof-raising shouts and Southern, bluesy tinges.”
"...a rip-roaring, soaring batch of rootsy-flavored originals written by the band’s individual members, who took their songwriting cues from the greatest and most venerable of American traditional musical genres."
“...Cathartic release is built into the songs, lyrically and rhythmically, boosted by the power of vibrant group harmonies in varied tonal colors — husky, sweet, impassioned, earthy…hybridized sound — inspired by early 20th century Appalachian folk and blues, African American gospel and indie rock.”
“For The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, clearly a bunch with proven ability, the outcome’s been magical.”
“forming their own take on the genre—a version rooted in tradition but still brimming with new ideas.”
“the verve and vitality behind every exultant choral refrain are the marks of a band with no interest in shirking their own identity in favor of genre anonymity.”
“There’s a confidence within the group’s sound that draws from the exact celebratory energy that a good jam session with friends can bring.”
“The group presents itself within a musical context that bristles with the visceral energy of Indie Rock, Soul, Blues, Folk and Bluegrass, with a Gospel hosanna to bring it home. Hozier might take you to church, but The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers will build you one out of every stage they appear on.”
-”bold and barn-burning old-school meets new-school blend of Gospel, Americana and rock ‘n’ roll.”
“…a phenomenal meshing of traditional-sounding choruses and modern Americana sound.”
“It won't be long before The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers become household names.”
“You need some confidence and talent to walk on this sacred ground and they have it.”
-The Americana Music Show
“…remarkably focused vocal arrangements, poignant lyrics, and smooth rhythmic grooves.”
“...got more spirit in one line than some entire albums being made today…a group that sounds like they believe every word they’re singing.”
-Ear To The Ground
"...almost dangerous spiritual catharsis, and the result is intoxicating. Gospel was birthed from anguish, desperation, and ecstatic joy, and The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers prove that as there's no shortage of them in the world today, the music remains as riveting and vital as ever." -SpiritYouAllMusic
“a rocking, modern approach to traditional music, and are embarking beyond the confines of their neighborhood into the big bad world.
Interviews: Will Wadsworth can be available for any interview inquiries.