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!


Wow! Another busy week for Riverdogs, loads of excellent reviews and interviews including a cool one with Rob Lamothe and his new friend Markus from the Fernando ROCK SHOW, Vivian Campbell is out on the road with Last In Line and he updated his facebook page!! Marc Danzeisen spoke with Mike Norris about his chosen classic album 'Fulfillingness' First Finale' by the incomparable Stevie Wonder and that podcast will be available on Itunes Aug 16. Nick Brophy, Paul Liszewski, Frontiers Music srl and the rest of the band have been talking the possibility of live shows, merch will be available soon and well, keep the cards and letters coming!! Thanks so much to everyone who has purchased or streamed 'California'!! If you haven't yet... ... See MoreSee Less

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These kids made a record, called it #california and it's number #17 on the Billboard #heatseakers chart this week 🙌🏽 thanks to all of YOU for buying and streaming!! Frontiers Music srl Rob Lamothe Nick Brophy Vivian Campbell Marc Danzeisen ... See MoreSee Less

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Markus, from the Fernando ROCK SHOW interviewed Rob and it was amazing! Rob and Markus bonded over their love of rock music and shared French heritage. They chatted about music (<3 out to Courage My Love Monster Truck Vintage Trouble RIVAL SONS), songwriting camp (IMC), surfing, vegetables (Shared Harvest Community Farm Dunnville), small, cute dogs (Stuart of course and Rob's dogs @chiwowua on insta), Nick Brophy, Marc Danzeisen, Vivian Campbell, Frontiers Music srl. At the end of the interview, Markus asked Rob if he'd play a song, and he did! ... See MoreSee Less

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Viv speaks!! Well, he posts. Just a few words. Well, 3. He has been busy, there is no denying that!! Playing guitar in bands, touring the world, being super awesome!! Takes up a man's time 🙂 Hope everyone had a great weekend, and to help get you through your Monday...Viv, Rob Lamothe, Marc Danzeisen and Nick Brophy invite you to watch their video for 'American Dream'. #heyheyhey #songofthesummer Frontiers Music srl ... See MoreSee Less

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