BAG OF BALLS
Ovrevolt (pronounced over-volt) is the culmination of a twenty-plus year songwriting and performing partnership between guitarist John Menich and vocalist Brad Reamer who, in various formations of the band, have performed with such heavies as Ronnie Montrose, James Young (Styx), Anthrax, Randy Jackson (Zebra), and most recently, REO Speedwagon. In its current formation, Ovrevolt is powered by the potent combination of drummer Gary Kouba and bassist Michael Strack, both veterans of the Chicago music scene and accomplished musicians in their own right. Drawing inspiration from their surroundings, Chicago’s Ovrevolt uses the blues as a jumping off point, just as the English architects of rock did forty-some years ago, and meld it with unlikely influences to create something very heavy and unforgettable. Ovrevolt connects the dots between late 60’s English blues, early 70’s hard rock, Middle-Eastern devotional music, and 90’s grunge to form a cohesive sound that isn’t afraid to go off in tangents but never forgets the melody.