Bop Shop Records presents:
Del Rivers and The Key Dreamers: Live at Bop Shop Records RSD Black Friday 2017
Friday, November 24th, 1pm FREE
Opening the festivities for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day will be the long-awaited live performance of Del Rivers, backed by the “wish-you-were-in-Florida” Key Dreamers.
Since the late 1980s, Del Rivers did his best to navigate the music scene in Rochester, NY (and briefly in Berkeley, California) by recording his lyrics with great musicians. Some of the best results were with The Projectiles, featuring the garage rock of guitarist Dan Frank, and years later with the LSD Enigma/McFadden’s Parachute under cover as The Venus Fly-Trappers. After several CDs and getting over his stage fright by doing comedy on-stage and acting in short films, Del decided to try playing live with a neat-o backing band like the well-seasoned Key Dreamers. The Key Dreamers meet-up with Del was guitarist Bob Spadafora’s response to Del’s ad; plus meeting drummer Greg Andrews in passing at a Liar’s Moon (with Jerry Falzone) show. Greg knew bassist Chris Englert as someone he jammed with years before. Being a former disc-jockey, Del Rivers appreciates a variety of styles like rockabilly, Americana, and ’60s pop, all within a garage rock format. Lately, he has worked in a few songs that were written for films, and a couple of covers by Nick Lowe and/or Bobby Fuller Four to boot.
This appearance at Bop Shop Records will be the first time with Del Rivers in a lead position, but he has logged many hours at open mics and as a percussionist and backing vocalist with The Quatloos and The Fertility Rite Brothers back in the 1990s. Some of his CDs will be available, but you can also look him up on Bandcamp, Last fm, or CD Baby to download his past recordings. An attempt will be made to record Del live and/or in the studio with the current line-up for his next CD (or as a reissue of his last CD – “Perugia Way”).