vinny rivera
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ABOUT

THE VIDEOS ARE OLD... They range from 2011 to 2016... Doesn't matter... I STILL ROCK!

I am available 24/7 in the Ft Myers/Lee County area... Call or text at 786 362 0671 ... Did you get that? ... 786 362 0671...

I have been called on to play many last minute gigs, because I know hundreds of cover tunes AS THEY WERE RECORDED, and the good Lord has given me the ability to pickup a new song on the fly... A 20 year military career has given me the discipline to do hard work...

I've performed with many bands, all styles. I have gigged in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Germany, Italy, England, Denmark and South Florida... I am looking for something steady in the Fort Myers area. I play bass in the "pocket" mainly, and I can swing on guitar as well. CHECK OUT THE TUNES!... These oldies were recorded live (with all the blemishes) with Roscoe Peterson (GUITAR & VOCAL) and Mark Laughlin (DRUMS)... Joseph Galioto (GUITAR) and Jeff Doty (DRUMS & VOCAL)... Tommy Love (VOCAL) Jimmy Piro (GUITAR) Jimmy Jack Tamburo (DRUMS)...Dave Seaman (GUITAR & VOCAL) and Mark Demarzio (DRUMS) I am on the BASS & VOCAL...

Screen name:
vinny rivera
Member since:
Feb 01 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

From the simplest tune to a heavily orchestrated symphony, I listen to EVERYTHING, influenced by ALL. 786 362 0671 (CORRECT NUMBER)...

I have gigged with the following bands in South Florida: Mr Nice Guy, Dave Bowen Trio, Southern Coast, The Wait on Time Blues Band (with Gustavo Lezcano (RIP) from Miami Sound Machine), Vendetta (RIP), Boxcar, Greywolf, Joint Custody, Nyte Owl, Just Ahead, The All Porpoise Band, The Storm, Shaky Dave, Union Jack, Zen, Blindspot, Midnite Johnny (John Morana), Hat Trick, O MO FO, Free Candy, InZtant Karma, The Deltaholix, Rob The Tourist, Jason's Vibe, Eddie Gregg, Eric Austin, Thunderhead, Micki Free (Prince), Prism, Slide Area, The Double Standard, DV8, Angels of Bedlym, Timatayo, RARE FORM, Gypsy Road Band, Jimmy Piro, Crazy Talk, Off Track Betty, The Roscoe Peterson Project and a few others...

I can play at least one or more songs from the following artists...
...and I can sing a few of them... maybe more...

AC/DC- BACK IN BLACK = SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG = TNT
ACE- HOW LONG?,
AEROSMITH- WALK THIS WAY = LAST CHILD = SWEET EMOTION, COME TOGETHER
ALANIS MORRISETTE- YOU OUGHT TO KNOW,
ALBERT COLLINS- I AIN'T DRUNK,
ALICE COOPER- 18 = SCHOOL'S OUT = I NEVER CRY = BE MY BABY
ALICE IN CHAINS-- MAN IN THE BOX
ALLMAN BROS- YOU DON'T LOVE ME = RAMBLIN' MAN = WHIPPIN' POST = DREAMS I'LL NEVER SEE = STATESBORO BLUES = ONE WAY OUT = JESSICA ,
ANIMALS- WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE = HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN,
ARETHA FRANKLIN- RESPECT = ROCK STEADY,
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL- MILES AND MILES OF TEXAS,
BAD COMPANY- CAN'T GET ENOUGH = FEEL LIKE MAKIN' LOVE = YOUNGBLOOD = GOOD LOVIN' GONE BAD
the BAND- THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN = THE WEIGHT,
BEATLES-*** TOO MANY***,
BEE GEES- TO LOVE SOMEBODY = YOU SHOULD BE DANCING = JIVE TALKIN' = MASSACHUSSETS
BIG JOE TURNER- CALDONIA = SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL = FLIP FLOP AND FLY,
BLACK CROWES- HARD TO HANDLE,
BLIND FAITH- THE WHOLE ALBUM!,
BLUES BROTHERS- SOUL MAN = GIMME SOME LOVIN' = 6345789,
BOB DYLAN- LIKE A ROLLING STONE = LAY LADY LAY = KNOCKIN' ON HEAVENS DOOR
BOB MARLEY- I SHOT THE SHERIFF = NO WOMAN NO CRY = IS THIS LOVE?,
BILL WITHERS- USE ME = LEAN ON ME = JUST THE TWO OF US,
BILLY JOEL- ANTHONYS SONG = YOU MAY BE RIGHT = STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME+,
BILLY RAY CYRUS- WHERE AM I GONNA LIVE = ACHY BREAKY HEART,
BB KING- WHY I SING THE BLUES = HOW BLUE CAN YOU GET? = EVERYDAY I HAVE THE BLUES
BOBBY BLUE BLAND- FURTHER ON DOWN THE ROAD,
BOB SEGER- TURN THE PAGE = OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL= ROSALIE,
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN- FIRE = PINK CADILLAC = SHERRY DARLING = 10TH AVENUE FREEZEOUT = THE RIVER
BTO- TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS,
CARLOS GARDEL- (TANGOS),
the CLASH- SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO = WHITE MAN IN HAMMERSMITH PALAIS = CAREER OPPORTUNITIES = BIG BLACK CADILLAC,
CHUCK BERRY- LIVIN' IN THE USA = NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO = JOHNNY BE GOOD = MEMPHIS,
CHUCK WILLIS- IT'S TOO LATE = ROCK AND ROLL SHOES,
COASTERS- YOUNGBLOOD,
COMMODORES- BRICK HOUSE,
CONFEDERATE RAILROAD- QUEEN OF MEMPHIS,
COUNTRY JOE McDONALD- FEEL LIKE I'M FIXIN TO DIE,
CREAM- BADGE = SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE = CROSSROADS = SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD = WHITE ROOM = POLITICIAN
CREEDENCE- PROUD MARY = LODI = DOWN ON THE CORNER = SUSIE Q = GRAPEVINE = TRAVELIN' BAND = LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT,
CROSBY/STILLS/NASH- JUDY BLUE EYES,
DAVE MASON- FEELIN' ALRIGHT = BRING IT ON HOME,
DEEP PURPLE- SMOKE ON THE WATER,
DIRE STRAITS- SULTANS OF SWING = IN THE GALLERY = SETTING ME UP = ROMEO AND JULIET = MONEY FOR NOTHIN',
DOBIE GRAY- DRIFT AWAY,
DOLLY PARTON- I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU,
DOOBIES- LISTEN TO THE MUSIC = LONG TRAIN RUNNING = CHINA GROVE,
DOORS- LOVE ME TWO TIMES = ROADHOUSE BLUES = L.A. WOMAN
DR HOOK- SYLVIAS MOTHER = COVER OF THE ROLLING STONE,
EAGLES- TAKE IT EASY = DESPERADO = HOTEL CALIFORNIA = LIFE IN THE FAST LANE = HOW LONG
EDDIE COCHRAN- SUMMERTIME BLUES,
EDGAR WINTER- FREE RIDE, FRANKENSTEIN
ELTON JOHN- DANIEL = CROCODILE ROCK = BENNIE AND THE JETS,
ELVIS PRESLEY- THAT'S ALRIGHT MAMA = BLUE SUEDE SHOES = BURNIN' LOVE,
ELVIS COSTELLO- ALISON = LIP SERVICE = THIS YEARS GIRL = RADIO RADIO = LIPSTICK VOGUE = WHAT'S SO FUNNY 'BOUT PEACE LOVE LOVE & UNDERSTANDING?
ERIC CLAPTON- AFTER MIDNIGHT = WONDERFUL TONIGHT = BLUES POWER,
FATS DOMINO- I'M WALKIN',
FLEETWOOD MAC- OH WELL = DREAMS = RHIANNON,
FREDDY FENDER BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP FALLS,
FREE- ALRIGHT NOW,
GARTH BROOKS- FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES = THE DANCE,
GEORGE HARRISON- MY SWEET LORD,
GEORGE JONES- HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY,
GLORIA ESTEFAN- TURN THE BEAT AROUND,
GRAND FUNK- INSIDE LOOKING OUT = CLOSER TO HOME = FOOTSTOMPIN' MUSIC = SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL = HEARTBREAKER,
GRATEFUL DEAD- TRUCKIN' = CASEY JONES = UNCLE JOHNS BAND = DIRE WOLF = EASY WIND,
GUNS & ROSES- SWEET CHILD OF MINE = I USED TO LOVE HER,
HANK WILLIAMS- HEY GOOD LOOKIN' = LONESOME WHISTLE = COLD COLD HEART,
the HELLECASTERS- HELLCASTER STOMP = HELLECASTER THEME,
HERBIE HANCOCK- CHAMELEON,
HENDRIX- PURPLE HAZE = THE WIND CRIES MARY = FIRE = VOODOO CHILE = LITTLE WING = WHO KNOWS = MACHINE GUN = THEM CHANGES,
JACKIE WILSON- I'LL BE SATISFIED,
JACKSON BROWN- THE ROAD = THE LOADOUT = RUNNING ON EMPTY,
JAMES BROWN- I FEEL GOOD,
JAMES GANG- FUNK 49,
JAMES TAYLOR- SWEET BABY JAMES = FIRE AND RAIN = STEAMROLLER BLUES = HOW SWEET IT IS,
JANIS JOPLIN- ME AND BOBBY McGEE = PIECE OF MY HEART = CRY BABY,
JEFF BECK- FREEWAY JAM = GOIN' DOWN,
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE- WHITE RABBIT,
JERRY LEE LEWIS- GREAT BALLS OF FIRE,
JERRY REED- THE CLAW,
JIM CROCE- OPERATOR = BAD BAD LEROY BROWN,
JIMMY BUFFET- MARGARITAVILLE = A PIRATE LOOKS AT 40,
JOE COCKER- YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON =T HE LETTER,
JOE JACKSON- LOOK SHARP = SUNDAY PAPERS,
JOE WALSH- LIFE'S BEEN GOOD,
JOHN LENNON- IMAGINE,
JOHN SEBASTIAN- RAINBOWS ALL OVER YOUR BLUES,
JOHNNY CASH- FOLSOM PRISON BLUES = A BOY NAMED SUE,
JOHNNY WINTER- BONIE MORONIE = ALL OVER NOW = ROCK AND ROLL HOOTCHIE COO,
JOHN MELLENCAMP- HURT SO GOOD = JACK AND DIANE,
JOSE FELICIANO- LIGHT MY FIRE = RAIN = CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' = PEGAO = IT DOESN'T MATTER = MAMA DON'T ALLOW IT,
KANSAS- DUST IN THE WIND,
KC & SUNSHINE BAND- SHAKE YOUR BOOTY = THAT'S THE WAY I LIKE IT,
KINKS- ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT,
KISS- ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE,
LED ZEPPELIN- GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES = WHOLE LOTTA LOVE = IMMIGRANT SONG = OUT ON THE TILES = STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN = FOOL IN THE RAIN = SINCE I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU,
LEO SAYER- YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING,
LEVEL 42- LIVIN' IT UP = CHILDREN SAY = HOT WATER = RUNNING IN THE FAMILY =LEAVING ME NOW = SOMETHING ABOUT YOU,
LINDA RONSTADT- RESCUE ME = BLUE BAYOU = HEATWAVE = THE SWEETEST GIFT = WHEN WILL I BE LOVED,
LITTLE FEAT- LONESOME WHISTLE,
LITTLE RICHARD- GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY = TUTTI FRUTTI = I'D RATHER GO BLIND,
LOS LOBOS- LA BAMBA,
LYNYRD SKYNYRD- GIMME 3 STEPS = SWEET HOME ALABAMA = CALL ME THE BREEZE = FREEBIRD,
MARVIN GAYE- LET'S GET IT ON = GRAPEVINE,
MARK COLLIE- EVEN THE MAN IN THE MOON IS CRYING,
MARSHALL TUCKER- CAN'T YOU SEE = THIS OLD COWBOY = 24 HOURS = TAKE THE HIGHWAY
MOLLY HATCHETT- WHISKEY MAN = DREAMS I'LL NEVER SEE = FLIRTING WITH DISASTER = I WON'T BE WATCHING YOU,
MOUNTAIN- MISSISSIPPI QUEEN = THEME FOR AN IMAGINARY WESTERN,
MOTOWN- ***TOO MANY***,
NAZARETH- LOVE HURTS, HAIR OF THE DOG
NEIL DIAMOND- CHERRY CHERRY = I'M A BELIEVER = A LITTLE BIT ME A LITTLE BIT YOU,
NEIL YOUNG- DOWN BY THE RIVER = SOUTHERN MAN,
NICKELBACK- ANIMALS,
NO DOUBT- SPIDERWEBS,
OTIS REDDING- DOCK OF THE BAY,
PAUL SIMON- STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS = ME AND JULIO = YOU CAN CALL ME AL = LATE IN THE EVENING,
PAT BENATAR- HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT,
PAUL McCARTNEY- MAYBE I'M AMAZED = OOH YOU = HI HI HI = ANOTHER DAY = UNCLE ALBERT = LET 'EM IN = MY LOVE = ONE MORE KISS = SILLY LOVE SONGS = LET ME ROLL IT,
PETER FRAMPTON- SHOW ME THE WAY,
QUEEN- STONE COLD CRAZY = DEATH ON TWO LEGS = I'M IN LOVE WITH MY CAR = THE PROPHETS SONG = '39 = BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY = TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN = YOU AND I = WHITE MAN = SOMEBODY TO LONE = WE WILL ROCK YOU = WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS = SPREAD YOUR WINGS = IT'S LATE = CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE = ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST = UNDER PRESSURE = HAMMER TO FALL,
REDBONE- COME AND GET YOUR LOVE,
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS- HIGHER GROUND,
REO SPEEDWAGON- DON'T LET HIM GO = KEEP ON LOVIN' YOU, OUT ON THE ROAD AGAIN,
RICK SPRINGFIELD- I'VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU,
ROBERT CRAY- RIGHT NEXT DOOR = NOTHIN' BUT A WOMAN,
RITCHIE VALENS- LA BAMBA = FRAMED,
ROBERT GORDON- IT'S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE = ROCKABILLY BOOGIE,
ROLLING STONES- SATISFACTION = HONKY TONK WOMAN = LIVE WITH ME = SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL = JUMPIN' JACK FLASH = TUMBLIN' DICE = YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT = DEAD FLOWERS = MISS YOU, ANGIE = MIDNIGHT RAMBLER,
ROY ORBISON- PRETTY WOMAN,
SAM AND DAVE- I THANK YOU = SOUL MAN = HOLD ON,
SAM COOKE- BRING IT ON HOME = CHAIN GANG = CUPID = ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT = WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD,
SANTANA- EVIL WAYS = SOUL SACRIFICE = BLACK MAGIC WOMAN/OYE COMO VA = SAMBA PA TI = EVERYTHING IS COMING OUR WAY = EVERYBODY'S EVERTHING = GUAJIRA = NO ONE TO DEPEND ON = TOUSSAINT L'OVERTURE = FLOR DE LUNA = DANCE SISTER DANCE = EUROPA ,
SEX PISTOLS- SILLY BOY,
SPENCER DAVIS GROUP- I'M A MAN = GIMME SOME LOVIN',
STEELY DAN- REELIN' IN THE YEARS = DO IT AGAIN,
STEVIE WONDER- SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED = SUPERSTITION = HIGHER GROUND = LIVIN' FOR THE CITY = MASTER BLASTER = SIR DUKE,
STRAY CATS- STRAY CAT STRUT,
SLY STONE- DANCE TO THE MUSIC = HIGHER = THANK YOU,
3 DOORS DOWN- KRYPTONITE,
THIN LIZZY- ROSALIE = DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT = JAILBREAK = THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN,
TINA TURNER- PROUD MARY,
T-REX- BANG A GONG,
TOM JONES- DELILAH,
TOMMY TUTONE- 8675309,
TRAVIS TRITT- TRASHY WOMEN,
the TUBES- TALK TO YA LATER,
VAN HALEN- RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL = I'M THE ONE = FEEL YOUR LOVE = PRETTY WOMAN,
VAN MORRISON- MOONDANCE = WILD NIGHTS = DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT = DOMINO...
WILLIE NELSON- ON THE ROAD AGAIN = ANGEL FLYING TOO CLOSE TO THE GROUND = AIN'T IT FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY,
WILSON PICKETT- LAND OF 1,000 DANCES = MUSTANG SALLY,
YES- ROUNDABOUT = SIBERIAN KHATRU, t
The YOUNG RASCALS- GOOD LOVIN',
ZZ TOP- I THANK YOU = LA GRANGE = TUSH = FRANCINE = CHEAP SUNGLASSES = WAITIN' ON THE BUS = JESUS JUST LEFT CHICAGO = BLUE JEAN...

And many more. I am absolutely convinced I left out quite a few...

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Bass:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Other:
Moderate
Dobro:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Peavey Grind Bass, Modified Squier Telecaster Bass, SX Rose P/J Bass, Danelectro Longhorn Bass, Cort Curbow Fretless Bass, Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, Fender '50s Reissue Stratocaster, Agile Flametop, Agile Blue Flametop, MIJ Vintage Telecaster, Squier Stratocaster, SX Nashville Tele, Hadean Flame Top, Crate "A" class 18watt amp, Fender Resophonic, Ibanez SGT Acoustic, Briarwood Classical, Hadean Solid Body Classical, Jibaro Cuatro PR, two Behringer 450W Bass Heads, 2 SEISMIC 2x10 bass cabs, 2 Fender EXPO PA Systems, Digitech RP1, Digitech RP70, Peavey 1200watt powered 9 channel mixer/head, Behringer 500watt 10 channel mixer/head, Alesis Sumo 350 4 channel keyboard combo amp, Audix OM2 mic, Shure SM58, CAD MP10 mic, 2 JOYO Wireless systems, Shure wireless, stage lights with backdrop... check out the pictures, I am sure I left something out... CALL ME 786 362 0671 ANYTIME! DID YOU GET THAT NUMBER? ... 786 362 0671 ...

MUSIC