“It’s all about locking yourself into the heartbeat of the music and surrendering to it totally" says Galo Rivera, lead guitar player and founder of his Santana Tribute Band. Galo also believes it's all about positive energy and asks his audience to dance rejoice and celebrate life and love. Galo does an incredible job of recreating the signature Santana licks on the electric guitar, while the band backs him with their pulsing latin rhythms and percussion.
Kit Stewart - Tequesta Fest: “Our event is held outdoors but if there had been a roof, the Santana Tribute Band would have blown it completely off!!!!! Fabulous musicianship, great vocals and lots of charisma. Thank you, Galo!”
Bill Meredith - Florida Palm Beach Post Daily News - Music Writer
Greg Purcott Productions, Inc - Savannah Center at The Villages"incredible! Just like the real thing!"
Glen Kolotkin - Producer http://www.myspace.com/glenkolotkin "He’s in the same league as other great guitarists I have recorded like Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana."
Elise Rambaud - Midland Reporter-Telegram Sunday News "I've seen Santana play in California and all around the country and the music resemblance is amazing" "He sounds like the real thing" Charles Passy - Florida Palm Beach Post Daily News - Music Writer"If anything, this group puts a stronger Latin emphasis on the Santana legacy".
Terry Jonethis - Entertainment Chair / SunFest 2002"The show was great, the response from the crowd, the sponsor, and crew wereextremely positive"
Charlie Dunn - "LatinFest 2003"When it comes to professionalism – Galo Rivera sets the standard that all others in the entertainment industry should strive to achieve. Not only is he extremely talented, he also has that unique ability to understand what it takes to make the client and the audience happy. The results can only be described as incredible. Galo Rivera is a professional’s professional.