Bio

Versatility and Authenticity

Blackwater: A Force of Nature

BlackwaterREVIVAL has been a force to reckon with in the Charlotte music scene since 2019.  However, the members of the group have played together in other groups since the early 2000's.

Lead Vocals and bass are handled by Matt McKinley, a singer-songwriter and successful solo artist.  Dave Schutt expertly tackles the guitar needs for BWR.  Sitting behind the drum kit and the official timekeeper and beat maker is Steve Garifo.  Finally, the jewel of the band, Virginia Schutt, a professionally trained vocalist, covers artists from Cheap Trick to Sheryl Crow.  And is known to rock out some Pat Benatar and Heart as well.

Blackwater welcomes the opportunity to play your venue, private party or corporate event.  They are adaptable to any size venue from a big outdoor concert with lights and stage show to a small combo in  a restaurant, brewery or vineyard.  They do not user traditional guitar amps so they can play as a full band in spaces that sometimes can only accommodate a solo or duo act.  This also allows them to control the overall volume so even in smaller venues the music can be enjoyed.