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.


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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. Bob Marley Medley
  8. Capri C'est Fini - Herve Villard
  9. Come Together - The Beatles
  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 Fine - The Beatles
  16. I Feel Good - James Brown
  17. I Want You Back - Jackson Five
  18. Jealous Again - The Black Crowes
  19. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
  20. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
  21. My Girl - The Temptations
  22. Oh! Darling - The Beatles
  23. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  24. Santeria - Sublime
  25. Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
  26. Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
  27. Something - The Beatles
  28. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
  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. Waiting On The World to Change - John Mayer