Rival Summers is the Detroit-based pop band fronted by singer/songwriter Leo Bautista. Described as pop music with a story to tell, Bautista has cultivated a devoted fanbase around his uplifting songs and captivating live performances, solidifying the band as a staple of the Metro Detroit music scene since forming in 2008. Marked by hard work and contagious positivity, Rival Summers has built a reputation for consistently delivering a polished product and drawing large numbers to both live shows and online platforms. The band has collected thousands of streams across an expansive catalogue of independently released records, a history of touring across the United States supporting acts like LIGHTS, The Rocket Summer, Mayday Parade, Family Force Five, and Aaron Gillespie, and featured performances at the Vans Warped Tour, SoFar Sounds, and Real Feels.
Riding the wave of the band’s latest release “Undeniable”, a crowdfunded full length album packed with hard-hitting anthems and radio-ready singles produced by Jesse Barrera (Tori Kelly, Joe Brooks, My American Heart), Rival Summers is aiming higher and branching further with plans of releasing new music and tour dates quickly lining up through 2017. Always moving forward, Bautista is poised to be a shining voice setting the bar for what kind of impact real, earnest pop music can make.