Featuring Rob Lamothe (vocals, guitars), Nick Brophy (bass, vocals), Vivian Campbell (lead guitar, backing vocals) and drummer Marc Danzeisen (drums, vocals), Riverdogs have reunited to record their fifth album entitled “California.”

The album marks a definite return to the sound of the highly regarded 1990’s debut album mixing the soulful vocals of Lamothe with the edgy guitarwork from Campbell and solid rhythmic lines from Brophy and Danzeisen.

Riverdogs formed in Los Angeles at the end of the 80’s, when hair-metal was king, but were determined to avoid clichés, adopting an original Blues-Rock style.

Vivian Campbell of then Sweet Savage, Dio and Whitesnake fame was initially brought on board to produce their first demo effort but was so impressed with the band that he actually became a member and played on the debut. Soon after the release, Marc Danzeisen joined Rob, Nick and Vivian to complete the line-up.

Though fans and critics gave the album a warm reception and high regard, change of personnel in their record label eventually led the band members to go their own way, with Campbell settling into the Def Leppard lineup and Nick Brophy becoming a respected engineer and producer.

Riverdogs released two more records “Bone” and “Absolutely Live” in 1993, before going on hiatus for a few years. They gathered again in 2003 to record new material and play a few reunion shows. Those new songs were recorded as demos, but only completed in 2011 when their last album “World Gone Mad” was released.

“California” is a record that truly recreates the Riverdogs magic of the early days. If you like the sound of Bad Company and early Whitesnake, then this record is going to be your next hit!


Haven't posted a #tbt in a while so here ya go! Went deep into the archives for these...into a scrapbook that Rob Lamothe's mom kept!). Marc Danzeisen Rob Lamothe Nick Brophy Vivian Campbell ... See MoreSee Less

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Anyone like 'Shadow of You'? Rob Lamothe posted a video of himself singing it for a soundcheck the other day. Pretty good soundcheck! 'Shadow of You', written by Rob and Nick Brophy, is on the 1993 Riverdogs 'Bone' record, with Cary Beare on bass, Ronnie Ciago on drums. Tracy Holliday provided background vocals on the track. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hey!! Check out this great video exclusively through Godin Guitars (OFFICIAL)! Featuring Rob Lamothe playing his Godin 5th Avenue Uptown and Josh Lamothe playing a Godin Shifter 4 bass. Zander Lamothe plays a Ludwig Drums kit with a Danzeisen Drum Co. snare, Rose Lamothe gets credit for art direction. The video was filmed by Tim O'Reilly from SoundStill Production at The Mule Spinner in the very beautiful Cotton Factory, Hamilton ON. The Darren Ross Agency ... See MoreSee Less

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Riverdogs added a cover video. ... See MoreSee Less

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