Council
Council

Council

About Council

Manhattan-based brothers Pat, Doug, and Andy Reeves make rousing, arena-sized indie pop as Council. Inspired by a rerun of VH1's Behind the Music about Oasis -- they related to the Gallagher Brothers' persistent arguing -- they made the collective decision to drop out of college and start a band. The Reeves returned home to the village of Baldwinsville, New York and spent their days working on their uncles' farm to earn money for instruments. Once they had something to play on, they spent their nights practicing and working on songs. After putting in time on the road, they made the leap from the barn to EastWest Studios in Hollywood, where they recorded their debut EP with Grammy-nominated producer Justin Gray. With Pat on lead vocals, bass, and keys, Andy on guitar and backing vocals, and Doug on drums and backing vocals, they released Rust to Gold in November 2016. The inspirational title track found an international audience after it was featured on a number of streaming site-curated playlists. They signed with Five Seven Music in late 2017, and by early 2018, the song had been licensed by European football leagues including England's Premier League, and by NBC for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where it was used in the opening ceremonies. ~ Marcy Donelson