THE RIEKESTRA

 

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 40 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.

 

Upcoming Events

JANUARY 2019

Jan 19 - Freewheel Brewing, Redwood City

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Booking

Contact: Aidan Young

aidan@riekes.org

(650) 430-1368

 

CURRENT SONG LIST

  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. Happy - Pharrell

  12. Hard to Handle - The Black Crowes

  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. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

  30. This Love - Maroon 5

  31. Those Little Things - Ramon Mirabet

  32. Treasure - Bruno Mars

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

  34. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

  35. Valerie - Amy Winehouse

  36. Waiting On The World to Change - John Mayer