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Riptide: Acoustic Guitar Rock Duo

Americana Band from Oakland, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2020

$400 - $1600 per event
About

Riptide is an acoustic guitar duo specializing in Classic Rock, Americana and Bluegrass.  
Riptide delivers fresh takes on the songs you and your friends want to hear, plus memorable original material.  Riptide is perfect for your guests that love a great guitar solo and a well-sung song.  There will be no stiff renditions of stale material.  For Deadheads and folks raised on classic rock, Riptide is the perfect choice. 

Riptide is the act that fits any venue or event. Lead singer Joe Brennan's often-intricate rhythm guitar parts are the foundation for Riptide's complex and compelling sound. Sandy Israel, a long-time professional bluegrass banjo player, has moved to his first love, lead guitar and plies his speedy fingerpicks to provide Riptide a unique lead sound.  

Think of Riptide as the two-person Jam band that can come to your event and play at exactly the volume the suits you best.   Expect total professionalism at all times.  We get there early, set up fast, look good, and are easygoing to work with.  Don't be shocked if you see Sandy pull out a banjo, flute or harmonica!  We're there to have fun just like you!

Riptide has been incorporating 8-10 original songs into gigs depending on the event, but to give you a sense of our music here are some songs/artists that we play
-Fire and Rain (James Taylor)
-Don't Think Twice It's Alright (Bob Dylan)
-Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead)
-Renegades (X Ambassadors)
-Universal Sound (Tyler Childers)
-She Talks to Angels (the Black Crowes)
-Stockholm (Jason Isbell)
-Tennessee Whiskey (Chris Stapleton)
-Country Roads (John Denver)
-Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
-Ooh La La (The Faces)
-Can't you see (The Marshall Tucker Band)
-16 Days (Whiskeytown)
-Angel from Montgomery (John Prine)
-Wagon Wheel (Old Crow Medicine Show)
-Hurricane (Band of Heathens)
-And many moreā€¦

Recommendations:
A review from one of our private events: 
"Riptide performed at our "Goodwill Almost 100 Years Anniversary Gala" in October of 2019. Joe and Sandy were consummate professionals from the very beginning who made the process as seamless as possible. They reached out well in advance of the event to make sure preparations were handled properly, they showed up early and were all set up in time for our guests' arrival.  Their performance was very well-received and enjoyed by all in attendance. The band played a wide range of lively material and I received many favorable compliments throughout the course of the evening. I would not hesitate to use Riptide again in the future and I would highly recommend Riptide for any occasion that would be enhanced by live
music."  
Mike Keenan CEO of Goodwill East Bay

"We hosted Riptide in February and they were awesome! Everyone loved the music and it created a great vibe. We got nothing but positive feedback from our customers and are looking forward to their next gig at Riggers!"
-Barbara Brown Vice President Riggers Loft and R&B Cellars


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Responds quickly to client requests
Friend of the Devil
Grateful Dead
California
Country Roads
John Denver
Can't You See
Marshall Tucker Band
When the Saints Go Marching In
Traditional
Sixteen Days
Whiskeytown
Universal Sound
Tyler Childers
Puff the Magic Dragon
Peter Paul and Mary
Don't Think Twice It's Alright
Bob Dylan
Amie
Pure Prairie League
Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Grateful Dead
Free Fallin'
Tom Petty
Fire and Rain
James Taylor
I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
The Boxer
Simon & Garfunkel
Renegades
X-Ambassadors
Angel from Montgomery
John Prine
Folsom prison Blues
Johnny Cash
Tennessee Whiskey
Chris Stapleton
Ooh La La
Rod Stewart
Hurricane
Band of Heathens
Bluegrass Band
Classic Rock Band
Americana Band
Acoustic Band
Indie Rock Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Riptide: Acoustic Guitar Rock Duo will also travel to Alameda, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Emeryville, Moraga, Berkeley, Hayward, Orinda, Rheem Valley, Canyon, San Francisco, South San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Belmont, Albany, Lafayette, Brisbane, Alamo, Danville, Richmond, El Cerrito, San Mateo, San Ramon, Union City, Burlingame, Daly City, Diablo, Dublin.
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