Reverb (TV series)

This article is about the TV show. For other uses, see Reverb (disambiguation).
Starring Various Artists
Country of origin United States
Producer(s) Jim Noonan, co-creator and executive producer, Will Tanous, co-creator, executive producer and producer, Liz Stanton supervising producer
Running time 50 minutes
Original network HBO
Original release April 13, 1997 (1997-04-13) – November 28, 2001 (2001-11-28)

Reverb, was a weekly HBO music television series spotlighting emerging talent that ran for four seasons (1997–2001). Reverb captured the energy and spontaneity of live music by taking viewers on stage, backstage, and into the audience at some of the premier venues in the United States. Joining artists on tour, without special staging or second takes, Reverb created an unfiltered, authentic and intimate experience where the viewer became part of the live show dynamic between artist and fan. During its run, the show became the highest-rated, regularly scheduled music program on television. A joint effort of HBO and Warner Music Group, Reverb featured a wide variety of artists from major and independent record labels. Vanity Fair magazine called the show “a brilliant showcase of underground favorites.”[1]

The series creators were Jim Noonan, Chris Spencer and Will Tanous.[2] Noonan served as Executive Producer (Season 1–3) and Tanous served as a Producer (Seasons 1-3) and Executive Producer (Season 4).[3][4] Directors for the series included Milton Lage and Linda Mendoza. Respected music producer and engineer, Mr. Colson of Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin served as the series' primary music mixer. Reverb was also critical in the launch of the career of comedian Fred Armisen, who was featured as a special correspondent. Comedian and musician Dave Hill served as a writer on the show. He also composed and performed the show's theme song.

Artists performances featured on Reverb included the following:


  1. “Channel This”, Vanity Fair, August, 2000
  2. Gallo, Phil. “Tanous promoted at Warner Music”, Variety, May 13, 2008
  3. Hay, Carla. “HBO’s 'Reverb' Series Features Uncut Shows, Online Elements”, Billboard, July 14, 2001, p. 93
  4. "Reverb Rocks Again", Music Industry News Network, August 9, 2001
  5. Taylor, Alliniece (May 26, 1999). "Image-shy Collective Soul exposed". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
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