California blues rockers RIVAL SONS, who recently finished work on their fourth full-length album at LCS Studios in Nashville, have announced the addition of Dave Beste as an official member of the band, taking up position on bass.
Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Dave Beste moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to pursue music professionally, and has previously performed with the likes of MAROON 5 and ROCCO DELUCA AND THE BURDEN among others. Beste has been touring with RIVAL SONS since last August following the departure of Robin Everhart, and plays on the band’s new album, due to be released this summer on Earache Records.
RIVAL SONS frontman Jay Buchanan comments: “Personnel change in a band this tight can be a very worried thing. Suddenly, you have to reprogram yourself from hearing and doing things in a familiar way in order to move forward, sink into and appreciate the new. That ‘new’ is Dave Beste and he’s been completely killing it. A close friend of mine for many years, Beste committed wholeheartedly to helping us out when we were in a tight spot and it didn’t take long to see that the fit couldn’t be more natural. Also, I can’t wait for people to hear his playing on this new record because he delivered in spades. So, now it is official. Bonafide. Dave Beste is a Rival Son.”
Dave Beste comments: “I’m thrilled to be joining RIVAL SONS as a member. Getting to travel with your buddies and play in a band you already dig is a really special thing. I couldn’t be happier they asked me to join them in this endeavor.”