Rival Summers is an acoustic/piano driven rock band from Sterling Heights, MI. Started in 2008 by singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Leo Bautista, later joined by drummer Sam Ridgell and guitarist Caleb Sanchez, what began as a humble acoustic project has become a mission to bring a sense of community and sincerity back to music through hard work and positivity.
In the years since its conception, Rival Summers has released two EPs and two full length albums, notably the most recent entitled "Learning To Live" released in May of 2012. The band has also toured extensively bringing their honest and passionate music all across the United States.
Among the many feats Rival Summers has accomplished in the span of five years, including multiple appearances on the Vans Warped Tour and being featured in Alternative Press Magazine, the most important has been the affect these songs have made in the lives of those who have listened and related. It's hearing stories from people who through this music have had their lives changed that really define what this band strives for. With unrelenting heart and an uncompromisable drive, Rival Summers is a band determined to serve others through their songs and while already having accomplished so much, their journey is only just beginning. - facebook.com/rivalsummers