“I am drawn to Rivky by her raw talent. What I love about her as an artist is the strength in her vulnerability- absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to hear more from her!” –Grammy Winner, Amy Lee, Evanescence
Hear Mr. Honey (Amy Lee/Rivky): https://soundcloud.com/rivkygee/hear-me-mr-honey
Spoken Word: Final Closing Number (Catch 22) With Maya Angelou intro: https://soundcloud.com/rivkygee/catch-22-feb-25-2018-1
Rivky has been nominated, Folk Artist Of The Year by the International Music Entertainment Awards, with her song, “Hear Me Mr. Honey,” produced by Grammy-winning Amy Lee, of Evanescence. She performs with her friend and Cellist Brian Sanders, jumpstarting her career Off-Broadway, invited to The Kennedy Center, on stages featuring Suzanne Vega and selected for New York Musical Theater’s female composers of 2019. Rivky is a quirky writer-painter-vocalist-banterer living in NYC and an advocacy speaker giving musical performances while speaking of her lived experiences with schizophrenia to students and mental health initiatives, shining a light on psychosis. A soulful, cabaret-ish, Jaques Brelian, Freddie Mercury nostalgia, Rivky is beautifully hard to pin down, held by the seat of her funny pants, slapping stigma silly whilst singing jazzy-bluesy-folky, sometimes theatrical compositions.
Rivky grew up living Orthodox Jewish, in the Hasidic “Amish” like culture with an oddball twist from a Venezuelan mother, an Israeli father, dancing between “oy veys and “ay dios mios” for most of her childhood. Find out more at the 2020 dizzying social media sites that bombard our daily normal living and increase our anxiety levels ad nauseum.
Rivky’s paintings have been exhibited and sold to well known collectors, like Karl Hagberg, Heidi Rigney, Sheila and James Gray, former president of Macy’s. Her essays and artwork have been published in Yale’s literary magazine, The Mighty, Yahoo!, ROAR, Coffin Bell Journal, among others. She’s also received scholarship awards for The Full Moon Arts residency, exhibiting her work in The Hamptons, and a most wild adventure meeting Dr. Patch Adams, (a.k.a. Robin Williams film), and his “Gesundheit!” Institute for creative healing in medicine!
“A powerful, powerful singer. Capable of reaching notes too high and low for most -and capable of hitting them with emotion.” -Howard Bloom, Former publicist for Billy Joel and Prince
Live at Birdland Jazz Club in NYC: https://www.facebook.com/RIVKYGMUSIC/videos/1111023862365724/
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