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Reel Heroes Reely Signed to CollegeBand

Reel Heroes Reely Signed to CollegeBand

BEVERLY HILLS, California, January 30th, 2017 - CollegeBand® (, the world’s first archival record label to release decades of previously unavailable music created on scores of college campuses, has just gone live with Brown University’s very own Reel Heroes.

“Fearless and rhythmic rock” said CollegeBand’s star intern, Spencer Shefa, when asked to give his two cents on their sound. “It’s easy to appreciate the emphatic vocals, clean guitar licks, and poppy baselines.”  Michael Kaufman, guitarist/songwriter/producer for Reel Heroes, added “This is truly a great day for the band.  Though it took 37 years of hard work and perseverance, our faith in landing a label deal has finally been vindicated.”

Founded in 2008, CollegeBand enables users to search and preview merchandise, art, and musical works by bands like Reel Heroes. Each band’s affiliated school is gifted 5% of earnings, with the remainder split 50/50 between CollegeBand and the artist. For more information, please visit

About Reel Heroes ‘80

A Bronx Science nerd channeling Pete Townshend and Jimmy Page; a Texan by way of Connecticut prep school on a heroic mission to promote his southern musical roots; a RISD illustrator and animator from Maryland with a multimedia devotion to Rush; and a local boy in full embrace of the Springsteenian ethos – the unlikely synthesis of four divergent musicians who nevertheless managed to find one another, thanks to their convergence on Providence…and also, to a deeper aesthetic affinity that transcended their differing musical origins. Bringing their respective talents and musical perspectives to a common laboratory for the faithful rendering of each other’s canons, they soon became known as the preeminent cover band, with a repertoire spanning The Beatles, The Tubes, The Police, The Clash, David Bowie, Be Bop Deluxe, King Crimson, Bruce Springsteen, Thin Lizzy, Rush, Led Zeppelin, The Who – even the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Their first three original recordings immediately catapulted them into the WBRU FM Rock Hunt, where they inadvertently outclassed themselves with their one permitted cover: A blistering live rendition of The Who’s epic “My Generation” from Live at Leeds.

Reel Heroes are:

Chris Smylie, Brown University
Alan Mathewson, Brown University
Al Kendigian, Rhode Island School of Design
Michael Philip Kaufman, Brown University

About CollegeBand

CollegeBand is a privately owned and operated entertainment company involved primarily in the distribution of music and media by student artists. Founded in July 2008, the company was first incorporated as CollegeBand Inc. January 10th, 2011 and is currently headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA.


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