Rivershine Says Everybody Wants a Love “Like That”
Rivershine is a band as unique as its name. Members Bill Green (lead singer), Adam Cave (bassist), Kyle Brading (drummer), and Dave Jr. (guitarist) have crafted a sound country fans are falling in love with. Their influences range from rock to pop-country and everything in between, but they all have at least one thing in common: a shared love of music. It is this love of music that has helped earn them a #60 spot on The Music Row Country Chart with their debut single “The Lover.”
Rivershine’s has been singing together as a group for about a year now. Their newest single, “Like That,” is a heartwarming song about the kind of love everyone wishes they could have. Recently, Dave Jr. sat down to answer some questions about the new release. He also answered some questions about the band while revealing some of his own personality. There’s quite a bit of excitement and energy behind what they do. It’s easy to see why they are gaining popularity. Take a listen as you read. You won’t be disappointed.
I looked out on the river and saw the moon reflected in the smooth water and there you have it.— Rivershine on how they got their name
Shannon Henry: Please talk about your latest single “Like That.”
Rivershine's Dave Jr.: When I first heard the demo, I fell in love with it and knew that we had to cut it.
SH: How did you come up with the name for your band?
DJ: We have a camp on the river and one night by the bonfire, I looked out on the river and saw the moon reflected in the smooth water and there you have it.
We have to work around each other's home lives and we strive hard to make it work.— Rivershine
SH: What would a first-time Rivershine concert-goer experience?
DJ: A lot of in your face energy. Some old favorites mixed in without originals.
SH: How has being a part of a group altered your singing style?
DJ: We write and find songs that work with Rich's vocal qualities.
SH: Do you have families to raise? If so, how do you balance that with your career?
DJ: It's a give and take. We have to work around each other's home lives and we strive hard to make it work.
"My Luck Changes"
You need ego to succeed in this business, but you have to balance it out.— Dave Jr. of Rivershine
SH: Does a big ego help or hurt a singer/songwriter?
DJ: It can do both. You need ego to succeed in this business, but you have to balance it out.
SH: What is your definition of success as individuals and as a group?
DJ: Individually, we each bring our own talents to the group and as a band, we work together to make each other better.
SH: If you could share the stage with anyone you choose, who would that be?
DJ: Keith Urban (for me personally), or Tim McGraw
SH: What musical skill would you like to master that you’ve yet to?
DJ: The fiddle
"Won't Be Lonely Long"
Just for Fun:
SH: What takes up way too much of your time?
DJ: My "day" job
SH: Name one thing friends would consider to be “so you.”
DJ: Brutally honest
SH: If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?
DJ: That everyone has to speak their minds honestly
SH: What long gone fad or trend do you hope comes back?
DJ: Clubs actually hiring bands rather than DJ's
SH: What is something you prefer doing the old-fashioned way? - Cooking
DJ: What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well? - Fired one musician to get one ten times better.
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