River City Stew

Why book River City Stew?

River City Stew is a unique West Michigan cover band that performs dynamic songs from the past six decades. Featuring strong vocals, saxophone, and a groovin' rhythm section, River City Stew plays rock, blues, roots, folk, soul, and funk. From Marvin Gaye to Neil Young, Neville Brothers to Tom Petty, and Maroon 5 to The Beatles, you will hear great and familiar tunes that few other cover bands perform. River City Stew’s talented musicians have years of touring and concert experience and will delight you with a tight and energetic performance.




No problem giving these guys five stars. I recently hired the three piece version of River City Stew for a multi-generational party and was totally satisfied. Great song selection - executed well. They read the crowd and integrated with the event seamlessly and without the need for extensive direction. Finally they were all very easy to work with and extremely helpful. They would have fit right in as party guests!

The ultimate validation, though, is partygoer reaction. By the time the evening was over, nearly every guest had approached me with enthusiastic reactions to the band. I'd hire these guys again in a heartbeat.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Bill H.
Event: Birthday Party in Grand Rapids, MI
Event Date: Jul 6, 2013
Hired As: Cover Band

Great band!

We hired River City Stew for our annual fall party. They sounded awesome and played songs that had everyone complimenting our choice for a band. Very professional. Will definitely hire them again!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Linda B.
Event: Private Party in Grand Rapids, MI
Event Date: Oct 27, 2012
Hired As: Cover Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 90 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $450 - $1200
  • Languages: English


Our clients can expect an energetic and polished performance that crafts an entertainment experience for your audience. We structure our sets so that we play the right tempos and songs at the right times.

Additional Booking Notes

We provide a complete sound and stage lighting system, which is included in our peformance fee.

Past Booked Events

03/16/13 Itty Bitty Bar - Holland, MI
02/02/13 Itty Bitty Bar - Holland, MI
11/16/12 Itty Bitty Bar - Holland, MI
10/27/12 Private Party - Grand Rapids, MI
10/06/12 Private Party - Caledonia, MI
09/21/12 The Score - Grand Rapids, MI
08/23/12 Metro Cruise Warmup Event, Cascade Twp MI
08/04/12 The Score - Grand Rapids, MI
07/21/12 The Score - Grand Rapids, MI
06/29/12 The Score - Grand Rapids, MI
06/19/12 Lamar Park Concert Series, Wyoming MI
03/17/12 Hurrah! EGR Schools Fundraiser

River City Stew

River City Stew is flexible to meet your needs for live music entertainment. We offer three options:

Package 1: Full 5-piece band (4 singers, 2 guitars, saxophone, bass, drums)

Package 2: Trio (2 singers, guitar, bass, drums)

Package 3: Trio Acoustic (3 singers, 3 acoustic guitars)

The team providing the talent:

Matthew Fouts

Bass, Vocals

Carlos David

Guitar, Vocals

Mark Landauer

Guitar, Vocals

Rolly Smith

Saxophone, Vocals, Percussion

Tom Taylor


Influences & Inspiration

Marvin Gaye, Tom Petty, Maroon 5, The Neville Brothers, Little Feat, Al Green, James McMurtry, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, John Mayer, The Grateful Dead, Jack Johnson, Wilson Pickett, Phish, Neil Young, Joe Jackson, Van Morrison...

Setup Requirements

Access to sufficient power source.