There are four groups calling themselves The Revels, and one mistagged group:
1) an early '60s instrumental rock group
2) a traditional/folk music and dance group founded in 1971
3) a Melbourne band formerly 'The Crimson Flames'
4) A 60s R&B group 1) The Revels were an early '60s instrumental rock group. While they were not a surf group, since they pre-dated surf music, they were a big influence on the later surf groups. The Revels' most famous song, "Church Key", became a surf music staple that was covered by countless surf groups. The group had a raunchy saxophone-oriented sound.