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.
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
CURRENT SONG LIST
Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Aline - Christophe
Back in the USSR - The Beatles
Bailando - Enrique Iglesias
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Capri C'est Fini - Herve Villard
Come Together - The Beatles
Could You Be Love - Bob Marley
Despacito - Fonsi (feat. Daddy Yankee)
Hard to Handle - The Black Crowes
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Honkey Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
Hotel California - The Eagles
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Want You Back - Jackson Five
Jealous Again - The Black Crowes
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - The Temptations
Oh! Darling - The Beatles
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Santeria - Sublime
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Something - The Beatles
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Surfin’ USA - The Beach Boys
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
This Love - Maroon 5
Those Little Things - Ramon Mirabet
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Twist and Shout/La Bamba - The Beatles/Richie Valens
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Waiting On The World to Change - John Mayer