Mark Rivera, Ringo's current Musical Director, premiered his first solo album, Common Bond, at the NYC FEST in 2014. It is a collection of eight originals and two covers. Mark and producer Jimmy Bralower (Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood) assembled an amazing cast of friends and colleagues including a rare appearance by Billy Joel on one track. Ringo, Robert Randolph, Nils Lofgren and Steve Lukather also contributed their great talents to this excellent album. His song, "Money, Money, Money" (with Ringo playing Drums) was voted the 8th Coolest Song of the Year on Little Steven's Underground Garage on Sirius/FM.
Mark is a huge Beatles fans and early in his amazing career, performed with John Lennon in 1975, an experience he will never forget. We're thrilled to be welcoming back Mark, one of the finest Sax players in the business, to the NY METRO FEST! Mark will be joining in the nightly jams and greatly adding his musical knowledge on Sunday's Musicians' Forum.
2005: New York Metro, Chicago
2011: New York Metro
2014: New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles
2015: New York Metro, Chicago
2016: New York Metro
OFFICIAL FEST VIDEOS:
Performing "Got To Get You Into My Life" with Liverpool at the 2015 New York Metro Fest -
Performing "Listen To What The Man Said" with members of Wings and Liverpool at the 2014 Los Angeles Fest -
Performing "Savoy Truffle" with Liverpool at the 2014 Los Angeles Fest -
Performing "Johnny B. Goode" with Laurence Juber and Liverpool at the 2014 Chicago Fest -
CLASSIC MARK RIVERA VIDEOS:
Performing "Slippin' and Slidin'" with John Lennon during A Salute to Sir Lew Grade in 1975 -
Performing "Scenes From An Italian Restaurant" at Madison Square Garden with Billy Joel in 2014 -
Performing "Rosanna" with Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band in 2012 -