Lead Vocals, Keys, Guitar
Born and raised in Brooksville, Florida. Music has been a major influence in my life from childhood. Growing up in my home, there was always music playing from somewhere. From the mournful sounds of David Houston and Tammy Wynette in one room, to the soulful sounds of The Temptations and Bobby Vinton from the other, I was well versed by the time I left. As a matter of fact, to this day my parent's license plate still reads "He's Country And She's A Little Bit Rock And Roll." I have taken the country route......It's my passion and my love. "I'll take the dirt road, it's all I know."
Gene (Geno) Marino
Originally from New Jersey, Gene traveled and performed from coast-to-coast before settling in Florida in 2004. Fluent in many styles, he has performed with various bands in some fifteen states, all across the country. A lifelong student of the guitar, Gene is constantly refining his style and technique. His current endeavors include slide and fingerstyle guitar.
Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Born In Tampa Fl, Robin always wanted to play drums, since he was a small boy. Self taught at age 12 he 'made' a drum kit out of plastic bowls and a pot lid using wooden spoons for sticks. Robin never looked back, by the age of 13 he was playing in several bands in the Houston/Galveston Tx. Area. Influences include The Beatles, ZZ Top, CCR, Bad Company, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, and many more of the classics.
After 35 years on the road as an over the road trucker, he finally retired from the road in 2004. Robin then began playing locally in several popular bands in the Tampa Bay Area. Then in Aug 2013, he met up with Travis and they formed Rebel Soul. Robin brings quick wit and charm to the stage, and keeps everyone smiling and laughing all night long.
Michael (Mikey) Calabrese
Then in the Mid 70's, Mike moved to Miami Florida and played in several Funk bands before moving to Central Florida. There he began playing with several Southern Rock and Country bands. A few being Southern Comfort, Southern Branded and lastly with Jeniffer Lee and Neveah Peek before becoming a proud member of Rebel Soul. We are happy to have him. Welcome Mikey!!!
Vocals, Keys, Guitar
As a youth living in Massachusetts, Julie coordinated musicals for the neighborhood, sang in the church choir, played clarinet in the school band, and began studying guitar.
After getting married and moving to Florida, Julie fulfilled her love of music and performance in the church. She sang in multiple church musicals and worship teams, and she was a guest speaker and singer at many church events, women’s events, prisons, nursing homes, and assisted-living facilities. But her greatest musical gratification at that time was performing with Christian bands.
In her desire for new musical experiences, Julie began attending local blues jams, where she met Geno Marino and Robin Kelly.
“The first time I sang at a jam session, Geno was on lead guitar and Robin was on drums.”
Julie has been with Rebel Soul since 2015.