Rivita’s 2nd UK single Listen is released this autumn, following on from her spectacular summer single debut Silent Nights. Whisperin and Hollerin said of Rivita’s debut “It’s far from a disposable bit of dance-pop: it’s intriguing and fresh and doesn’t sound quite like anything else around.” Watch here
The song was also selected in for in store plays at major retailers in Australia, whilst the video secured an exclusive with Music Muso. In radio land the single gained support from almost 20 stations across the UK and peaked the interest of a UK publisher.
Quite a debut from the 20 year old hailing from the colourful city of New Delhi, India, who is also a regular on the London music scene.
She has been making waves in the underground music scene in U.K. over the past couple of years having performed at numerous prestigious venues including O2 Islington, Westfield London and many more. Ever since Rivita was a little girl, she has been fascinated by music. At the tender age of 5 she became a part of her school’s choir and performed regularly various events and functions. As a teenager, Rivita picked up the guitar and there was no looking back. Her love for music brought her to London where she was offered a place to study at the prestigious British and Irish Institute of Modern Music (previously known as Tech Music School, London). Studying under the guidance of the world class faculty of BIMM, London was a holistic experience for Rivita. Here she thrived as a musician and found her own sound and embarked upon a musical journey of being a singer/songwriter. This is where she first formed her band and started performing in and around London and meeting wonderful people along the way.
During the course, Rivita not only grew as a performer but also as a music composer and producer. After graduating from BIMM, London her impecable intuition toward composing for Film and Television led her to pursue a Master’s degree in Composing for Film and Television at the reputable Kingston University. Being the youngest individual on the course, she faced many exciting challenges and excelled at them. Being professionally conversant with softwares such as Logic X, Sibelius and Pro tools, Rivita quickly gathered many skills that could benefit her career as a Singer/Songwriter, Composer, Producer and a Music Educator.
In the last 4 years, Rivita has been actively involved in Ethnic music and has performed with Brazilian percussion group BLOCO LCM and Paraiso School of Samba at events such as Notting Hill Carnival 2015, Pride London 2015 and many more. She went onto study World Music during her Bachelors degree at BIMM and eventually did a research project on “Ethnomusicology in Film Scoring” for her Master’s degree. Her enthusiasm for World Music and percussion adds a unique streak to her music. Listeners often hear hints of her Eastern roots in her music. Taking inspiration from her research into Ethnic music and her background in Popular Music, her music blends in various cultures, thoughts and sounds,
Beware of Rivita’s catchy hooks while listening to her music, they might get stuck in your head and stay there forever! Her songwriting skills have won her the semi-finalist position in the UK Songwriting Contest 2014 for her song Fly Away. While Rivita has been practicing a Pop/Rock sound with a golden hint of East, her upcoming music is moving towards an Electronic sound and she can’t wait to share it with the world!