Fusing together elements of pop/rock and hip-hop with a dash of reggae influence, Emergency Service delivers a sound that appeals to a wide range of listeners. The band wraps their positive messages up in catchy hooks with hummable melodies, drawing in audiences of all ages and challenging them not to sing along.
Founded in 2005 by Sam Rivers (guitar/vocals) and Ed Matos (vocals) in New York City, Emergency Service combines big sounds with powerful hooks and verses which mirror the energy of the city they call home. Chris Norton’s trumpet adds a unique flavor to the sound, using the brass as a rare third voice in addition to the two dynamic front men. The rhythm section of George Oberndorfer (bass) and Rodney Flood (drums) serves as an anchor and kicks the energy up, both in live shows and recordings.
Emergency Service was featured on MTV and named a finalist in MTV’s College Life competition, earning them airplay and exposure. Their explosive live shows filled with improvisation and high energy have landed them at some premiere venues in New York City, including Bowery Ballroom, and it’s no wonder Harpoon Brewery named them one of the “Best Unfiltered Bands” in the Northeast. Some of the bands key highlights include opening for Matisyahu, playing at the Central Park Bandhsell for the Susan G. Komen "Rock the Cure" and the Equifunk Music Festival in the Pocono Mountains in PA.
In the spring of 2013 The band was approached by Coca-Cola to write a song for Coke’s new campagin, “52 Songs of Happiness”. The band’s original song “Hideaway” was featured in the worldwide campaign throughout the year.
131 W. 3rd St
New York, NY 10012