Rivky was raised in the inner world of Hasidic Boro Park, an insular community with their own code of laws, in some ways, compared to the Amish. She’s had no vocal, piano or art training but has been lucky enough to share her work and her uniquely, warm spirit with many folks in the music and art world. Including paintings sold to collectors such as Sheila Gray, wife of Macy’s President, among others. Simultaneously, Rivky jumpstarted her career Off-Broadway, releasing her album, Angel Sings The Blues, with Cellist Brian Sanders, bringing them to stages like The Kennedy Center and performing alongside legendary Suzanne Vega.
A shy and quiet virtuoso beautifully hard to pin down but on stage, often resembling a Jacques Brel, Billy Joel, Freddy Mercury, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, Sinead O’Connor and Regina Spektor.
Rivky pushes kaleidoscopic boundaries in many other areas, like sneaking in art supplies inside a NYC hospital that shut down its art program. Leading to a phone call from “Clown Doctor” Patch Adams, ( a.k.a. Robin Williams’s portrayal in the famed film), inviting her to his Gesundheit! institute to frolic barefoot with the greatest minds in medicine.
Also a self taught culinarist, Rivky keeps peculiar adventures alive by nourishing tummy AND soul. Currently: Pistachio Bourbon Butter and a really mean “Curryaki” Matzoh Ball. Yes. It’s as good as it sounds. www.rivkygee.com
“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, Prince.