The Riekestra is a student-run cover band, specializing in soul, dance, and rock tunes, from Stevie Wonder and The Beatles, to Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars.

The Riekestra formed at the Riekes Center in 2012, when the monthly student concerts became so popular that there were too many songs for the staff to learn on their own!

So, a small group of advanced high school music students started learning a handful of songs every month and got up on stage and backed up their fellow students. They had so much fun doing it, and they were so good, that they took the show on the road, gigging locally in the Bay Area on a regular basis. 


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In early 2014, Guy Nohra (co-founder of the Barcelona expeditions) came to Aidan Young (co-founder) with a crazy idea: what if we could take the band on a summer tour to Europe? A few months (and hundreds of hours of rehearsal) later, the Riekestra was playing Beatles' songs on the beach in the French Riviera.

Since then, over 60 different band members have toured with the Riekestra, both locally and in France and Spain. They group is held together by the motto: "I got your back," and we're fiercely dedicated to doing whatever we can to support each other and make the best music every night.

The Riekes Center is a non-profit organization and depends on donations from the community to execute our mission of helping people to accomplish their goals, explore their interests, or pursue their passions in an environment of non-judgment and mutual respect. Any support you lend is tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.





Contact: Aidan Young

(650) 430-1368



  1. Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers

  2. Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers

  3. Aline - Christophe

  4. Back in the USSR - The Beatles

  5. Bailando - Enrique Iglesias

  6. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

  7. Capri C'est Fini - Herve Villard

  8. Come Together - The Beatles

  9. Could You Be Love - Bob Marley

  10. Despacito - Fonsi (feat. Daddy Yankee)

  11. Hard to Handle - The Black Crowes

  12. Hey Jude - The Beatles

  13. Honkey Tonk Women - Rolling Stones

  14. Hotel California - The Eagles

  15. I Feel Good - James Brown

  16. I Want You Back - Jackson Five

  17. Jealous Again - The Black Crowes

  18. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye

  19. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett

  20. My Girl - The Temptations

  21. Oh! Darling - The Beatles

  22. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

  23. Santeria - Sublime

  24. Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder

  25. Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder

  26. Something - The Beatles

  27. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

  28. Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

  29. Surfin’ USA - The Beach Boys

  30. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

  31. This Love - Maroon 5

  32. Those Little Things - Ramon Mirabet

  33. Treasure - Bruno Mars

  34. Twist and Shout/La Bamba - The Beatles/Richie Valens

  35. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

  36. Valerie - Amy Winehouse

  37. Waiting On The World to Change - John Mayer