I got to hang out with Riviera for a little bit last week. Great band out of Chicago, reforming here in Portland. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming shows and to listen to some of their music. Hopefully, I’ll get the chance to shoot some live shows and maybe get some in-studio shots when they record their new release in the Spring.
From their site: “After several years in Chicago, Riviera is now based in Portland, Oregon and firmly ensconced in that city’s thriving music scene. Riviera was called “one of the city’s top unsigned bands” by the Chicago Tribune’s Metromix and has opened for Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Son Volt, Califone, Hem, The Radar Brothers, Brent Best (Slobberbone) and Kraig Jarret Johnson (The Jayhawks, Golden Smog, Run Westy Run).
Riviera has found recent success in licensing their music for film and television. Most recently, their songs have been featured on the A&E TV show The Cleaner, starring Benjamin Bratt. Three songs were also featured in the award winning independent film, Riff Raff. The band is focused on licensing more material with discussions ongoing with music supervisors and producers.”