Rivky composed and performed her first piece Off-Broadway, jump-starting her career with Cellist Brian Sanders. Astounded by Rivky's self taught musical and songwriting abilities, a simple twist of fate altered the course of their lives, bringing Brian and Rivky together to record and release their first Album-EP, Angel Sings The Blues. Inviting them to perform on stages such as Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in NYC, featuring Suzanne Vega and The Kennedy Center.
Rivky's latest demo was produced by Grammy winning Artist, Amy Lee of Evanescence: soundcloud.com/rivkygee/hear-me-mr-honey
Twenty three songs later, Rivky's journey continues to be an extraordinary one. A story filled with maddening difficulty and unremarkable inspiration. Raised inside the insulated Hasidic section of Brooklyn, Rivky's music combines unique beat structure, a Jazzy-Folk, Caba-Rocker style and influences from her shtetl upbringing in Boro Park. Rivky’s music is beautifully difficult to pin down but has often been compared to a distinctive Jacques Brel, Billy Joel, Sara McLachlan, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Regina Spektor.
Rivky, also a painter, has broadened her palette musically. Without any piano, vocal training, Rivky entered the scene later than most, pouring out words so raw -and like a hummingbird, “...the music stained the glass with a melody that only the archways understood…” lyrics from her song, Lonely Bird, speak of a universal hum. Indeed her prayer takes flight with a feeling and sense of urgency in her rising voice. Perhaps, aided by Synesthesia, Rivky is known to cleverly breathe out shape, texturing her own intricately playful syncopation, breaking up genres, stage and violating rhythm's boundaries. Seemingly out of place yet just exactly where it’s meant to be. Angel sings the blues, profoundly buried far too long in the heart of an unseen prodigy.
“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
Rivky’s music: ( soundcloud.com/rivkygee)
Live and video clips:
Ay Amma vimeo.com/121096122
Rivky Gee (youtube)
Beneath The Greenless Garden: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC2N2wEqLyQ
“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.
Still cherishing her Yiddish roots, Rivky has been seen performing for those on the Hassidic periphery where secular music sometimes finds its way into the cracks of a sheltered society. With peaceful grace and a deep fervor that trembles the soul, some of Rivky's work fuses together the new and the old world in the way that only NYC allows in its effortless and electrifying contrapositions.
"The only thing I can say is, a song will yield if you stick with it long enough. But long enough is way beyond any reasonable duration. Sometimes a song has to hang around for a decade or two before it finds its expression." -Leonard Cohen
When Rivky isn't singing, she's cooking. A lot. Helping to quiet down, what she often refers to as her neuronal-synaptic fog. Current recipes include her Pistachio Bourbon Butter and a reinvention of the Matzoh Ball "Curriyaki" Dumpling. Yes it's as good as it sounds.