Morgantown, WV’s Riviera brings you a refreshing pop rock sound driven by the sincere and carefully chosen lyricism of vocalist Mike Higinbotham. The songs sing from the heart with phrases and messages relatable and palpable. The band’s debut EP, “A New Place Like Home” released in January 2017, has accrued more than more than 50k streams and 3,000 listeners on Spotify. This record, produced and co-written by Chris Piquette (Trophy Wives), propelled the band to a Vans Warped Tour main stage performance via Ernie Ball PLAY as well as an appearance at the first ever Warped Rewind at Sea featuring Good Charlotte, Less Than Jake, and more via Sixthman’s Soundcheck. With several regional tours behind Riviera, including a run with Oh, Weatherly (Hopeless Records) and local dates with Broadside (Victory Records), the band sets its sights ahead on new grounds, new songs, and a full US tour to kick off 2018.
"The perfect blend of pop punk and punk rock" -Alternative Press
"The perfect mix between bands like A Loss For Words, With The Punches and Anberlin. With a catchy, relentless high energy sound mixed with Mike Higinbotham's dynamic vocal range, Riviera are well on their way to being one of the genre's next heavy hitters." -Prelude Press
"It’s only a matter of time before others know the name Riviera." -TUNED UP