is a hard hitting modern rock band with melodies that can be described as nothing less than ear candy and will have listeners singing the choruses again and again.
All the members have experience as vocalists which has contributed to the music’s uplifting harmonies fused with dark moods and progressions.!e heavy edge and dark guitar chords complement the deep lyrical content and message of the songs. “Most of the songs were written from a very reflective place,” says Ricado Viana, “... where I've been and where I am going.”
The influences of the band range from GreenDay to STP but the common love of heavy guitars, loud drums and killer melodies is what brings ReVaulteR to life.
Ricardo Viana has been playing drums in rock bands since he was a boy living in Mexico. He relocated to Vancouver, BC in 2005 to follow his dream of being a musician. Ricardo is not only an accomplished drummer, he is also a song writer and guitarist.
Despite extensive collaboration in the Vancouver music scene with bands such as !e Rose Alarm,!e Fury and others, Viana has always wanted to start his own original project. In October 2009 , Viana met talented young singer Lee Nichols who was performing in a local cover band. Nichols had moved to Vancouver from Nova Scotia to pursue his dream of musical success. Viana was impressed with Nichols' vocal ability and stage presence, so he asked him to sing a few original songs he had written. Nichols was drawn to Viana's sound and direction and as a result, the core of ReVaulter was formed.
Recording began immediately with the help of a local record producer, Carmon Leeson (Morning Maker, Lift Off ). The demo recordings "Come out" and "IMU" were posted on Youtube with an excited anticipation of hearing feedback. !ere was an immediate positive response and a demand for downloads, live shows and more songs. Viana and Nichols decided they should form a band and record a full album, however they did not yet have enough material nor the financial resources.
Local bass player Tufty Venus (former bassist of !e Yam Yams) heard the buzz on Facebook and offered Viana his own song ideas that he believed would fit the Revaulter sound. Viana felt that Venus' style was a great match to his own. "Victory Day" and "Is Anybody There" were written and Venus agreed to play bass in the band.
With the first three members established, a great lead guitar player as well as a second guitar player, were needed. Viana called upon past bandmate, Jonathan Wu of the Fury and guitarist Sean Nisbet- Jones of Friends of 7. Upon hearing the demo recordings, both were eager to get started on the live show. With all members in place the new Vancouver hard rockband ReVaulteR was born.