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The Riviera

Music

Overview

  • Gypsy and vintage rock band
  • Repertoire consists of Gypsyfied versions of old classics and contemporary pop
  • Perform as a 5 piece as standard and can reduce to a 4 piece which is suitable for background at receptions
  • The band can perform a strolling, busking set as a four piece for drinks receptions or photography sessions

Location

Based in the North West but play all across the UK

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 45 minutes
  • 1 x 60 and 1 x 30

About this Act

Manchester based five piece the Riviera are an outstanding group of professional musicians who create a vibrant live act, putting a contemporary twist on the classic 1930’s gypsy jazz sound. Whether entertaining clients in a busy city bar or creating a beautiful mellow ambience for an early evening event, The Riviera never fails to capture an audience.

Band member's CVs are pretty impressive too unsurprisingly, and they have worked with musicians such at Justin Timberlake, Mark Ronson, 50cent, Katherine Jenkins and Russell Watson, and toured the UK with some of the country’s biggest bands, playing events such as the O2 wireless weekend and venues such as The Clapham Grand and Edinburgh's Dirty Martini and Botanic Gardens. Their International performances include gigs in New York, Asia, and a recent string of gigs in Europe.

The band are managed exclusively by Freak Music so either put a enquiry through this site or simply call Chris at Freak on 0131 467 2539 and please check out their website.

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And don't just take our word for it

Re: The Wedding of Jessica Ennis and Andy Hill 18th May 2013

"Dear Rob,

I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to you all.

From the first time I contacted you; you were professional and friendly, your passion for your work shone through.

This was evident when it came to your performance, your unique style and quality really was a breath of fresh air, you created such a wonderful ambience at the reception.

Jessica and Andy and all their guests thought you were fantastic which I whole heartedly agree.

You were such a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to working with you again.

It’s great to find someone that you can totally trust with such an important task and who works with the same passion and dedication as I do.

Thank you."

Emma Marygold

Set List

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
The White stripes - 7 Nation Army
Razorlight - Golden touch
Kanye West – Gold Digger
The Zutons – Valerie
I'm In the Mood for LOVE
Plan B - she said
Outkast – Hey Ya!
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
Stevie Wonder – Superstition (jazz/funk vrs)
The Coral – Dreaming of you
The Strokes – Last Night
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Ray Charles - I've got a women
Cee lo Green - Forget you
Billie Holiday - I can't believe you're in love with me
Bill Withers – Aint No Sunshine
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Sam Sparrow - Black and Gold
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Duffy - Mercy
I need a $ - Aloe Blacc
The Beatles – Come Together
Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack
Blackstreet -No Diggity

Lineup

  • 5 piece - guitar/vocals, piano and jazz guitar, double-bass and drums.
  • 4 piece - guitar/vocal, double-bass, piano and drums

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