Meet the Band
This is what happens when 4 troublemakers get together.
Blake is basically a musical prodigy and is responsible for any recording/producing/arranging of Rebel Union. He plays pretty much any instrument you could dream up. Except for a kazoo. He is way too much of a snob for a kazoo.
He is originally from Thorntown, Indiana. We have no idea where that is either.
If something needs fixing or building, Blake is your guy. He literally built a computer, a guitar, and even a catio for his kitties Gibson and Howie from scratch (headshots available upon request). He even taught himself how to build guitar pedals so well that he started his own company, Nashville Pedal Company. We taught him the best way to eat a cupcake. When you think about it, it's really the same thing.
He also recently got into the art of at-home beer brewing, and the rest of Rebel Union has been reaping the benefits—yet another win for our love-able nerd who can never sit still (his words, not mine). The only downside is that we have to just smile, nod, and act like we know what he’s talking about when he rambles on about fermentation, aromas, malts, etc. etc. Just pour me the Lawnmower Ale and float that keg!
Blake also knows an ungodly amount of Star Wars trivia. Be forewarned: Going to the movies with Blake is an adventure in itself. Let's just say, he pretends to be a Roman Emperor and the poor previews are his subjects about to be thrown to the lions. It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, folks. No preview is safe.
Oh, and he is the undisputed Mario Kart Champ 2018. He told me to include this. Use that information as you like.
Allie's main role in the group is to shred the air guitar and perform emotion-ridden interpretive dance, but she also writes lyrics and sings sometimes. She also wrote all of these bios so she can pretty much say anything she wants and you will have to take it as fact. Sorry ‘bout it.
She grew up in the small town of Cartersville, Georgia where she was once a pageant queen and yes, her talent was singing. But don’t go rolling your eyes when she calls it a “scholarship program,” because she really does care about world peace and can generally string a entire sentence together onstage. Don’t hold her to it though.
Allie is obsessed with true crime podcasts and mystery novels, and is a blogger for a Nashville city guide. Her guilty pleasure is reading fan theories about Game of Thrones. Please don't try to argue with her about it—“you know nothing.” (anyone?)
If she weren't living in Nashville, she would live at the beach. If it were socially acceptable, she would start her mornings with mimosas instead of coffee. She is unashamed of being #BASIC and lives for brunch, leggings, Target runs, and PSL’s. She owns an unhealthy amount of shoes with no plans to downsize anytime soon.
This one time she won a ticket onto the Bud Light Port Paradise Cruise and FloRida drenched himself in champagne, took his shirt off, and threw it to her. This explains her love of mimosas.
She has no sense of direction, and about 95% of the time her phone is dead. Her only GPS is on her phone. Not the best combination. If you see her stopped at a gas station crying 5 minutes from her house, she's not having a break-down and it's not "hormonal", she's just lost, ok?
Suzanne is at her best when she is writing killer lyrics and melodies. She is also at her best when she is curled up on the sofa watching Gilmore Girls with her two cats and a bowl of guacamole. And tequila. Don’t forget the tequila.
She's an amazing listener and truly empathizes with others. She's kind of like your own personal Oprah. Just don't jump on her couch, bro. WERE YOU RAISED IN A BARN?
Speaking of barns, Suzanne grew up in rural Iowa and Illinois, but contrary to popular belief she did NOT spend her childhood milking cows and shucking corn. In fact, she developed her love of music scooping ice cream at Cold Stone and singing for tips. Technically, we all still sing for tips so I guess not much has changed on that front, except for now she gets to do it with her best friends and with a bio that she loves. (and that comes carpal tunnel and calorie-free, yall.)
She is a true optimist and sees the best in people. She also sees poor outfit choices a mile away thanks to her degree in fashion and experience as a stylist. This keen sense of style unfortunately made being her high school drum major a bit of a drag, but she wore that uniform proudly and has been in bands pretty much ever since.
Suzanne’s house looks like it jumped out of a West Elm magazine, and she is always lighting up those good-smelling candles if you catch my drift, which you should because I am being literal. She loves being outside and in nature, and she never misses her morning run.
Our girl Suzanne is also a vegetarian (cause she is a better person than you) and admittedly, this sometimes makes late-night drunken eating a difficult task, but she still finds a way to do it. All while having a serious, philosophical heart-to-heart with you.
Thank God tequila is already vegetarian.
Zach is the business mind behind the group. He is never short of energy or Chris Farley impressions. You can always count on him to make the lyrics of literally every song dirty.
He grew up in Columbus, GA near Alan Jackson territory but spent most of his time playing baseball and listening his favorite band ever, Creed. He still thinks there might be a chance they will ask him to replace Scott Stapp but in the meantime, here we all are.
Zach loves to work out almost as much as he loves queso and expensive craft beer. He wears his shirts one size too small to show off his muscles, but we aren't complaining. He is a former college baseball player and there was this one time he wore a speedo on the bus, making UGA real proud. You should ask him about it sometime.
At first glance, you may just assume he is yet another charming “bro” but don’t be fooled. He is the life of the party only because he genuinely cares about getting to know every person he meets, no matter how different from himself, and his heart of gold is (almost) as big as his biceps.
Zach also likes to indulge in the occasional sweet/fruity mixed drink. This is not a euphemism. He will sip on a pink drink with an umbrella anytime, anywhere #NoShame. In a past life he was a math teacher and baseball coach, so if you make fun of him for his guilty pink drinking pleasure, he will make you run foul poles until you puke. He will at the same time make you listen to "I Want it That Way" on repeat all while solving a complex linear equation. Just kidding. We think.
His claim to fame is that he won the University of Georgia's American Idol competition. No, he didn't sing a Creed song. And surprisingly he didn't change the words of his audition song to make them dirty, but he could have, probz.