Rivky was raised in Hasidic Boro Park, similar to the Amish, cut off from mainstream music, culture and clothing. At the age of 11 she saw an old piano, some oil pastels and taught herself to play, compose and paint. In 2013 Rivky released one song. And then six more.
Twenty-three songs later:
Rivky’s latest, produced by Grammy winner, Amy Lee, Evanescence:
Hear Mr. Honey https://soundcloud.com/rivkygee/hear-me-mr-honey
River (Joni Mitchell Remake. Hannukah version!) https://soundcloud.com/rivkygee/river-joni-mitchel-remake-1
(Here’s a bedroom Session, ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byCQ2K7wajc)
Rivky jumpstarted her career Off-Broadway, releasing an Album-EP, Angel Sings The Blues, with Cellist Brian Sanders, bringing them to stages like The Kennedy Center, events featuring legendary Suzanne Vega and working with Aussie Director Jack Feldstein in musical theater: http://www.workshoptheater.org/workshop-events/2015/5/3/the-kingdom-of-vincent-grapelli
Rivky has tip-toed the NY scene, selling art to collectors such as Sheila Gray, wife of Macy’s President, including a recent painting published in Yale’s literary magazine.
Rivky continues to baffle and ignite audiences who are lucky enough to catch just a glimpse of her fire, as she makes infrequent public appearances. Rivky currently studies at Juilliard while she continues writing, recording and painting at her home in Brooklyn.
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen with added original lyrics at the end): https://soundcloud.com/rivkygee/hallelujah-nov-17-2017
An anxiously quiet virtuoso, beautifully hard to pin down, but on stage often resembling a, Jacques Brel, Billy Joel, Freddy Mercury, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse and Sara Bareilles. A bluesy, sort of cabaret-classic rocker, Jaques Brelian, Joplin-esque. An extraordinarily powerful emotional charge that often echoes a melodic nostalgia for days after listening.
“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!” –Amy Lee, Evanescence
“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.
You can find more music here:
Live at Birdland Jazz Club in NYC: https://www.facebook.com/RIVKYGMUSIC/videos/1111023862365724/
Quirky-soulful, Cello Soul: https://soundcloud.com/rivkygee/cello-soul-at-the-persian-cafe-slower-rough-take-for-arrangement-use
Deliciously out of place yet just exactly where it’s meant to be. Angel Sings The Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WneaeBn2PZc.