Reckless in Vegas
RECKLESS IN VEGAS is Vegas in all it’s glory, reinvented and reinvigorated!
Reckless In Vegas is a power trio comprised of Michael Shapiro on vocals & guitar, Ryan “Dr Fu” Low on drums & vocals, and Chris Nichols on bass & vocals.
Reckless In Vegas has blended the imagery, banter and classic music from the 1960’s Glory Days of Vegas with a contemporary rock band aesthetic. They’ve created an exciting show with modern versions of songs by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis, Sonny & Cher, Frankie Valli, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, Bobby Darin, and more. Whether you remember the swinging Vegas lounge era days or were born later, Reckless In Vegas has something for everyone. Video montages, dialogue, humor, modern hard-rocking grooves, and tender moments of balladry combine to create a truly original take on this classic genre. Think The Rat Pack meets Green Day.
Reckless In Vegas’ “The Hard Way” is officially here! RIV, along with multi-platinum producer Dan Shea (Jennifer Lopez, Santana, Mariah Carey), have created a studio album of songs taken from their live show with rocking new renditions of songs by Vegas Golden Era artists. RIV’s “The Hard Way” is set for a Fall 2013 release and is already available on iTUNES. Tracks to take note of include Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling In Love”, a duet featuring very special guest, actress/singer Rumer Willis (daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis) and for you rock-riff-heavy enthusiasts, check out Sinatra’s “Luck Be A Lady”. Also included are Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Of Of You”, Dean Martin’s “Everybody Loves Somebody”, Sonny & Cher’s “The Beat Goes On”, and Neil Diamond’s “Solitary Man”.
RIV founder and guitarist/vocalist Michael Shapiro states, “The songs and artists from that 50’s and 60’s era were so incredibly special that it was of the utmost importance for us to pay homage to those original versions, yet make them our own. This album absolutely reflects RIV’s original style. I guess one might say we’re a tribute to an era but somehow, someway, we’ve managed to bring it current and make it our own.”