Buddy Holly: Todd Meredith

B Holly 17

Upright/Electric Bass & Vocals: Jacob Callis

122 RaveOns Westchester

Guitar and Vocals: Jeremy Renner

252 RaveOns Westchester

Drums: Matt Watson

132 RaveOns Westchester

Upright/Electric Bass & Vocals: Bill Morey


  Todd Meredith was born in Buffalo, NY and now lives in New Jersey. Though playing guitar and singing in bands throughout high school and college, he started his professional performing career as a theater actor immediately out of college. In summer of 2007, he took on the role of Buddy Holly in the jukebox musical entitled BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at a small theater in Gloversville, NY and fell in love with the legendary rock and roller’s music and story. Over the past ten years, he has now starred as Buddy in 19 productions of the musical across the country, including two national tours. Perhaps his favorite was performing with his fellow band members in Reno, Nevada at the El Dorado Casino Showroom.
  The natural progression was to start a Buddy Holly tribute band with his favorite “Crickets” and perform live concerts throughout the country. Todd has also starred in regional productions of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (as Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash), RING OF FIRE, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, and YEAH, YEAH, YEAH: A CONCERT CELEBRATION, for which he learned over 100 Beatles songs. He has released two Buddy Holly tribute albums. The most recent, ROCK, RHYTHM, and BLUES, was released in 2011 and includes 15 of Todd’s favorite Buddy Holly tunes which he kept very true to the originals. You can learn more about Todd or purchase this album at

A graduate of Rutgers University, Jacob Callis has worked as a recording and touring bassist for many years. Jacob was first introduced to The Rave-Ons through gutarist Jeremy Renner, with whom he has been playing alongside in the Jeremy Renner Band for the better part of a decade. As a fan of early jazz, Jacob cites Ron Carter, Ray Brown, and Charles Mingus as some of his biggest upright bass playing heroes. However, Jacob has plenty of rock in his soul and can't deny the influence of rock and roll greats like James Jamerson, Paul McCartney, and Carol Kaye.

Most recently, Jacob has been able to indulge his love of early rock and roll on stage, playing Jay Perkins in the Surflight Theater's production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. In addition to his stage work, Jacob has enjoyed appearing on screen as well. Recent apperances include HBO's VINYL, USA's MR. ROBOT, and the upcoming Steven Spielburg film, THE PAPERS. Jacob is excited to be the newest member of The Rave-Ons and strives for the same goal with every performance, to give the people what they want!!!

     An accomplished guitar player since the age of 16, Jeremy brings to the band tasteful complimentary rhythms along with face melting rockabilly solos. He began playing with the other three members of the band in Reno, where he played Tommy Allsup in the Jersey Shore Entertainment production of BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. He has since understudied the title role while at the New Theater in Kansas and has played both Nikki Sullivan and Tommy Allsup on the national tour as well as the Riverside Center regional production. Jeremy hails from New Jersey where he writes his own original music and tours the local circuit as a solo acoustic performer and with his own group, The Jeremy Renner Band.

A graduate of Arizona State University, Matt resides in Brooklyn, NY as a freelance musician/percussionist. Born and raised in Arizona, he has been playing percussion for over seventeen years. His performing background ranges in participationg in drum corps, percussion ensembles, symphony/pit orchestras, cover bands, jazz bands/combos, and show bands. National Tour credits include: A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL (2015), MEMPHIS, THE MUSICAL (2015), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (2013), and ALL SHOOK UP (2011). In addition to touring, Matt has completed four contracts with Princess Cruise Lines as a showband drummer and emergency fill in. For more information and media content, please visit

Bill is a founding member of The Rave-Ons and still acts as the west coast bassist having recently moved to Mesa, AZ. Having started music at an early age, Bill has been working as a musician since he was 15. In addition to being an upright bassist, he also plays the trombone. He's had the pleasure of studying with some of the greatest musicians based out of Philadelphia & New York. In 2007 he was awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award for his achievements as a trombonist.

Most recently, Bill has been touring all over the United States with the broadway hit musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, as Jay Perkins. He also performed in two touring productions of BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY as well as the most recent national tour of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE.

In addition to The Rave-0ns, Bill has had the pleasure of playing bass for Eddie Clendening & The Blue Ribbon Boys, the Bobby Volkman Trio, Brien McVernon & The Blackouts, & The Buzzards. For more info please check out

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