Why hire The Rivers Rockabilly Trio?
Selected as a BEST FIND by the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Rivers play the first hits of rock'n'roll, music of the 1950s: Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Eddie Cochran, the young Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and more, in respectful tribute to the original recordings. Outstanding musicianship with great harmonies and vocals by all members of the band. A Rivers concert is a sing-along, get-up-and-dance, time travel celebration of historic American music!
"Rockabilly is fun; The Rivers Rockabilly Trio Proves it!" ~ Allentown Morning Call
HERE'S THE WAY IT HAPPENED:
In 2005, Philadelphia area singer-guitarist Stu Frederick noticed that a certain kind of music made people from every generation really happy whenever it was played. As a teacher, he had already learned that every school child knows "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Hound Dog!" How?
"To heck with 'How?'!" reasoned Stu. "Why not put together a band that will play this music that makes people of all ages bounce and smile?" And so, The Rivers Rockabilly Trio was born.
The Rivers are now in their 8th year. Having made scores of appearances in public and private events and venues throughout the Delaware Valley (including "The 10! Show" on NBC10), they have also enjoyed being part of many private family events; birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, etc. You'll find The Rivers will be flexible to your needs, willing and able to help emcee your special event and provide technical resources wherever needed.
There's not another style of music out there that uniquely appeals to multiple generations the way that The Rivers' historic repertoire does. It gives them great pleasure to represent music that means so much to so many and yet is rarely heard live or even on the radio right here in the country where it was born!
What's more, The Rivers take great pleasure in assuring the following:
Their shows are always "FAMILY SAFE" and fun for all!
Stu "Grand Daddy" Frederick: guitar, vocal
JB "Memphis" Smith: percussion, vocal, acoustic guitar, Elvis
Bradley "The Mushrat" Keough: doghouse bass, vocal
The great rockabilly and rockabilly-influenced recording artists of the years 1952-1960 including Carl Perkins, Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, and more. These are the artists whose music we do, and we play close attention to the authenticity of the sound that represents the original recordings in the best way possible.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 180 minutes
Those of the "baby boomer" set will experience a journey back to a happier, simpler time when you could gas up your car for 3 or 4 bucks!
Everyone else, right down to the kids, will experience the magic of this music that is part of the heart and soul of America. They sing along with words they didn't realize they knew. They bop and dance and smile and have a better understanding of those songs they've heard about from their parents and grandparents.
ADDED NOTE: Event planners and hosts find that The Rivers are extremely accomodating, courteous, and helpful in maintaining the "flow."
TECH PROVIDED - Except where air travel is involved, we come completely self-contained, carrying our own PA system, instrumental amps, and drums. We also carry our own lighting.
ELECTRICITY - Our minimum electrical needs are 1-15amp circuit, preferably dedicated.
A NOTE REGARDING LAWNS - For safety reasons, we cannot set up on grass. Platform risers will be required (4 - 4'x8' minimum).
Including the following selections (and MANY more):
THE EVERLY BROTHERS
Wake Up Little Susie
Bye Bye Love
That'll be the Day
Everybody's Tryin' to be My Baby
Blue Suede Shoes
Twenty Flight Rock
Folsom Prison Blues
I Walk the Line
That's All Right Mama
All Shook Up
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Johnny B. Goode
OTHER GEMS FROM THE ROCKABILLY DAYS:
White Sport Coat (Marty Robbins)
Black Slacks (Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones)
Rock Billy Boogie (Johnny Burnett & the Rock'n'Roll Trio)
Susie Q (Dale Hawkins)
Sunglasses After Dark (Dwight Pullen)
Past Booked Dates:
09-05-2010 — Rollin' Rods of South Jersey Car Show
08-17-2010 — Silly Rockabilly kids show at the Colonial Theatre
08-06-2010 — Chaddsford Winery Summer Concert Series
07-21-2010 — Lower Gwynedd Summer Concert Series
07-16-2010 — Crossing Vineyards Summer Concert Series
07-09-2010 — Third Annual BLOB BALL - Phoenixville, PA
07-07-2010 — White Clay Creek State Park (DE) Summer Concert Series
07-03-2010 — Good Neighbor Day Carnival (GOODNEIGHBORDAY.COM)
07-03-2010 — Rosemont-Garrett Hill (PA) Independence Day Parade
07-02-2010 — B'ville Diner 60th Anniversary - Baldwinsville, NY
06-05-2010 — Chesapeake Mutiny Roller Derby - Westminster, MD
05-29-2010 — Memorial Day Parade - Marcus Hook, PA
05-21-2010 — Rockabilly Swing Dance at the Ballroom on High
02-27-2010 — TWO SHOWS at Sellersville Theater (ST94.COM)
01-23-2010 — Philadelphia Swing Dance Society (SWINGDANCE.ORG)
10-09-2009 — OH BOY! Buddy Holly tribute at the Colonial Theatre
09-19-2009 — Delaware County Riverfront Ramble Festival
09-17-2009 — NBC10 Philadelphia LIVE on "The 10! Show"
08-07-2009 — Chaddsford Winery Summer Concert Series
08-05-2009 — White Clay Creek State Park (DE) Summer Concert Series
07-10-2009 — Second Annual BLOB BALL
07-04-2009 — Good Neighbor Day Carnival (GOODNEIGHBORDAY.COM)
06-28-2009 — Bellevue State Park Arts Center (DE) Summer Concert Series
06-20-2009 — Jamfest 3 Rock Tribute Festival (Jackson NJ)
05-30-2009 — Rehobeth Beach Convention Center (DE)
05-02-2009 — Aetna Fire Hall (DE)
04-18-2009 — Mediamericana Roots Ramble Festival (Media PA)
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