The Band

Trevor Edwards

Lead Vocals, guitar

Originally from Mississippi County, Arkansas, Trevor has been playing guitar since age 7.  He was influenced by a wide range of artists from Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Son House to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Ed King and many others.  Growing up in the South, country music played an important part in forming Trevor's playing style.  These influences can be heard in his songwriting on Southern Reign's new CD of original songs, "The Show."

Mell Schaer

Bass guitar, vocals

While living in Oklahoma, Mell learned bass at age 21 and pursued his passion for music by joining several local bands.  He moved to California in 1978 where he continued to write, play and produce solo projects.  His love of southern rock led him to Southern Reign and his collaboration with Trevor Edwards.  Mell enjoys writing and recording original music and carrying the torch for southern rock.

Eric Kyle

Lead guitar, slide guitar, dobro

Eric picked up the guitar in junior high school and hasn't put it down since.  Naturally gifted from a family of musicians, Eric is a seasoned guitarist and creative force.  A California native, Eric has been playing music up and down the west coast for many years.  Opening for the Artimus Pyle Band, Johnny Winter, Doyle Bramhall II, Southern Royal Brotherhood, The Outlaws, and many others.  He has shared the stage with Dickey Betts, Arimus Pyle, and Paul Stanley.  He continues to write and record, as well as produce solo projects and session work.

Jeff Forrest

Drums, Percussion

Jeff was born in Flint, Michigan and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston.  After relocating to San Diego from Atlanta, Jeff opened Doubletime Recording Studios.  Recording and producing bands full time, Jeff has been in business for over 25 years with no end in sight!  Jeff's excellent meter and in-the-pocket style is a perfect fit for Southern Reign.  His developed ear for music from his recording experience is an asset to the band, and provides a solid foundation.

David O'Conner

Keyboards

David O'Conner grew up in Alabama in the shadow of Muscle Shoals Sound recording studio.  He can’t remember a time when he wasn’t playing music.  After spending some time in Nashville, he has settled in Southern California, but he still has southern rock and blues running through his veins.  From Skynyrd to the Allman Brothers to Stevie Ray Vaughan, if there is a rocking beat and a screaming Hammond organ, you can’t wipe the smile off his face.