Bri Rivera and her band have been performing around Sarasota for over a decade! Blending Latin Fusion, Funk, Blues, and Rock
I was born and raised in Cidra, Puerto Rico. I grew up in a very musical family. Attending festivities with live music always intrigued me. At age 9 I picked up the cuatro, a typical instrument from PR, at age 12 I decided to become a guitarist and I haven't looked back. I've also been singing as long as I can remember, never realizing I was actually not that bad. Got to the U.S. in 2006 and in 2012 started playing music in my new hometown Sarasota. Randy Bordon was born and raised in Cuba, after finishing high school he joined the military where he quickly realized he'd rather learn how to play the bass, Upright Bass to be specific. Randy became an excellent bass player playing all over the island and upon arriving in the U.S in 2013 he has been helping me make amazing music with our band. Our drummer, Adam Sahhar, originally from Buffalo, NY, has been playing drums since age 12. His deep roots in funk, pop, and reggae coupled with his unique drum setup create a style all his own that adds amazing flare to our groove.
Started out playing at open mics and open jams, playing for charity, exposure and tips, not knowing the love Sarasota was about to bring upon me. Before I realized it, we were gigging so much I had to make the decision to quit my day job (it wasn't that hard). But sometimes it takes a big leap to reach the next level. Here we are today inspired, motivated, fully booked and ready to take on the next chapter!
Here we are with all of your help and support throughout more than 10 years! We are going to bring you guys what you deserve, an amazing album with great music that we have been crafting just for you! Thank you for following us and always supporting the local scene!
Rock along with the Bri Rivera Band as they perform Suavemente at the 2023 Cinco de Mayo Block party in Sarasota!
I sat down to discuss my origins as a musician and all things Sarasota Music with Mark Klecka and Scott Malouf.
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