“It’s a little Black Crowes, a little Humble Pie, and hell of a lot of soul! You may be able to recognize many of this band’s numerous influences in their amazing sound, but one thing’s for sure…you can’t fake soul and this band’s got soul!” 

– Brian Robbins 
Relix Magazine / Jambands.com

“It’s a little Black Crowes, a little Humble Pie, and hell of a lot of soul! You may be able to recognize many of this band’s numerous influences in their amazing sound, but one thing’s for sure…you can’t fake soul and this band’s got soul!” 

– Brian Robbins 
Relix Magazine/Jambands.com

The Summit

Vintage Rock and Roll

Spawned out of the rolling hills of Southern Ohio, vintage rock n’ rollers, The Summit, have easily become one of the country’s most sought out touring bands over the past three years. After consecutive invites to join legendary rock trio ZZ Top on tour in both 2017 and 2018, The Summit quickly became more than just a Midwest band from Cincinnati, OH; they became a relevant force on big stages all over America.

In the fall of 2016, song-writing duo Chris Scott (Vocals) and Mike Hennel (drums) struck gold with a publishing and licensing deal in Nashville while writing a fresh batch of soul-infused blues rock tunes.

“Their sound is very reminiscent of modern-day song-writing gurus such as JJ Grey and Amos Lee, but it’s insanely fused with the vintage tones of iconic rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, Humble Pie and The Black Crowes. The Summit is definitely playing outside of their generation, but somehow grab the attention of all generations lucky enough to see and hear them perform!” Philip Ryan Block – Owner, Independent Ear Records

By April of 2017, the band dropped their self-titled EP (Universal Music Group/ILS) where it quickly gained overnight success. Their first single, Nicola Jane, reached tens of thousands across satellite stations and mainstream/independent radio markets throughout the country, leaving many with a very curious ear for more.

“It’s a little Black Crowes, a little Humble Pie, and hell of a lot of soul! You may be able to recognize many of this band’s numerous influences in their amazing sound, but one thing’s for sure…you can’t fake soul and this band’s got soul!” Brian Robbins Relix Magazine/Jambands.com

The success of Nicola Jane brought the band numerous opportunities on the road. Performing with acts such as the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Collective Soul and REO Speedwagon allowed Scott and Hennel to solidify the group’s line-up with full-time members, both for collaboration and touring efforts. It was during the summer of 2017 when the band was personally invited to join legendary rocker’s, ZZ Top, on their upcoming Tonnage Tour. The Summit would spend the next two years touring with the legendary trio, while establishing a dedicated fan base in dozens of markets all over the U.S.

Along with accomplished pianist and Hammond Organ endorsee, Chris Bentley, the trio added veteran Cincinnati-based musician’s Michael Walker, Coty Hicks, and Brandon "Bean" Bastin to round out The Summit’s revamped outfit.

According to Scott, “Coty, Bean, and Mike bring an unmatched spark to the band! They come from projects that represent who they are as artists and I find that very refreshing and genuine. Put the five of us together on stage and shit gets real every time!"

Music

Video

The Summit
"Tennessee"
Live at City Nights
The Summit
"Push"
Live at The Ludlow Garage

Tour Dates

Press & Reviews

“It’s a little Black Crowes, a little Humble Pie, and hell of a lot of soul! You may be able to recognize many of this band’s numerous influences in their amazing sound, but one thing’s for sure…you can’t fake soul and this band’s got soul!”
- Relix Magazine
“The Summit are always one to drench our speakers in heavily emotional, meaningful, and powerful instrumentation. Through their blend of blues-based rock, The Summit are wrangling a hefty fanbase while marking their territory as a force to be reckoned with”.
- BuzzMusic
“Every member of this band plays with such a gusto and with so much heart that their songs are incredibly addictive and damn do their choruses stick with you for days even after just one listen… It's all very moving and it's been a long time since you've heard and watched songs that can be touching on this level..”
- The Sounds Won’t Stop
“Speaking directly on the single itself, this song speaks to the millions of people affected by the ongoing Opioid Crisis. As a band, they’ve seen first-hand what the abuse of these drugs can do to a mother, father, sister, brother, friend, etc and the emotional toll this pandemic continues to hold on so many communities across the country. The song is representative of two voices - those abusing and those that are affected by abuse…”
- We Write About Music
“An extremely powerful, melody-driven group that uniquely blends elements of blues-based rock n’ roll. Their music is thought provoking, emotional and intensely memorable…”
- Rock ‘N’ Load Magazine

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