About Bickley Rivera's Music
Bickley Rivera's latest album (2016), contemporary reggae style, "Positive Vibez" is heard on over 100 radio stations in the US, internet radio globally, Africa, UK, Greece and Europe. In 2016, the album was #13 on Relix/Jambands.com chart and #37 on CMJ New World Charts. Her theme throughout the album is about peace, unity and love through positive reggae music.
Innovative Chill and Reggae artist Bickley Rivera has released "Chillin' After Five"(2010), a trendy chillout style then "Breaking The Mold"(2015), produced by Steve Oliver, featuring artists Will Donato, Tom Schuman, Andy Narell and other international artists and recently her 2016 "Positive Vibez" release.
Bickley's music is heard on national television on The Weather Channel's forecast, hundreds of internet and terrestrial radio stations, and hotels in Europe. Bickley has also released 5 singles, “Endless Journey” (2011) and “Love Me Now” (2012), and in 2015 "Let's Kick It (#16 on smooth jazz charts), "Come Together" (reggae), and "Latin Ride".
In 2014, Bickley was awarded by GHP Radio the Best World Island/Reggae Music and nominated for Best Smooth Jazz Soul Female Artist, Best Female Producer/Songwriter and Best Latin & Brazilian Jazz.
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About Bickley Rivera, the Artist
Ms. Rivera began her recording career in 1985 and branched into the Latin and Caribbean genre when she and her husband, Nelson, formed the group "Cuba Libre" in 1992, where she was keyboardist and lead singer. They originated and produced "Caribbean Madness", the only Caribbean Riverboat Cruise series on the Connecticut River, which sold out for 5 seasons. She transitioned to Steelpan in 2005, training under many seasoned island artists. She has opened for national groups, such as "America" and performed with many other international artists, Tony "Kitch" Paine (son of legendary Lord Kitchner), Jazz singer Joan Cartwright, Eugene Grey (touring guitarist for reggae-star Burning Spear), performed in Trinidad's International Panorama 2015 semi-final competition under the leadership of Andy Narell.
Her group has performed for Tampa Bay's WMNF 88.5FM Caribbean Cruze Festival for 3 years and Tampa Carnival Festival, as well as venues and large festivals in Maryland, Connecticut, New York, Massachusettes, Rhode Island, Michigan, Ohio, Bahamas and Trinidad.
Bickley has been the music orchestrator and arranger (2015, 2016, 2017) for Pro Comm's Theater Group, under the leadership of Dr. Martha Velez.
"Over the last 15 years I have had the pleasure to work and hire Bickley Rivera's group for different events for my clients. Each time they have performed to resounding success with their professionalism, dynamism and high quality of their performance. Their repertoire of favorite island tunes and crowd participation has delighted my clients' audiences. I definitely would recommend them for any concerts or special events and look forward to using them again and again."
Mike Morissette, Owner, Michel Entertainment, East Hartford, Connecticut
"FYI--Our party was a hit and we loved Bickley. It was such a nice touch to have the steel drum and she was VERY nice! She was professional, courteous and had a great playlist. We are thinking of doing another similar party in the fall and will probably request her again :)"
Client of Breezin' Entertainment
"I have worked with Bickley Rivera's tropical music groups for many years, booking them for concert series in East Hampton, CT. Most recently I had the opportunity to hire them in July 2008 with her Florida group and was extremely pleased with the enthusiasm of concert attendees. The music was fantastic, lively and the audience throughly enjoyed the show. Their music is so upbeat, rhythmical with lots of variety and fits any venue or age group. I have also seen them perform at festivals and find them to be consistently entertaining."
Chris Schrager, Coordinator Goff House Concert Series, East Hampton, Connecticut