RIVE is an urban rock band from Amsterdam, led by singer-songwriter Rivelino Rigters also known as BLACKROCKSTAR. Rigters has been working as a solo artist since 2002 and started singing in church where he discovered singing songs for Jesus could be fun! RIVE was formed December 2007 when Rivelino and some bandmates got together. He tours with several musicians to keep his touring options as broad as possible. The music sounds a bit like Lenny Kravitz, Michael Franti and Living Colour put in a bowl and mixed up to a firm punch!
RIVE’s 3rd release came out in November 2012, a mixtape “Hip Hop Junkies”, an ode to their favorite 90′s hip hop tracks mashed up to punkrock versions. The digital release is available on Itunes, Spotify, Deezer and Amazon. The pyshical release on audio cassette is available as a limited edition.
Currently their working on their next double single featuring the songs “Mr. Stan” & “Not The Same”, which will be released in co-operation with BAM Records and Euforia Records (part of Helikonia, Rome [ITA] ).
Rivelino Rigters aka BlackRockStar : Leadvox
Giorgio “Smokin’ Joe” Sitanala : Bassguitar
El Nakata Noya aka The Lion : Drummer
Niki Buzz : Leadguitarist
Look and listen
Hip Hop Junkies
Straight Outta Compton
Takin’Up My Chances
New Tracks coming up later this year.