Galo's tribute to SANTANA Show
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Galo's tribute to SANTANA Show


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"Santana Tribute Band calls forth namesake's robust tone, ability"

His playing and guitar tone are, like Carlos Santana's clean unique and powerful
“We split it up” Rivera says, “and give people equal parts old and the new at concerts. It's pretty Balance: a little of everything.” - Palm Beach Post "Bill Meredith"

"Charles Passy music wrider"

"If anything, this group puts a stronger Latin emphasis on the Santana legacy". - Florida Palm Beach Post Daily News - Music

"SunFest 2002"

"The show was great, the response from the crowd, the sponsor, and crew were extremely positive" - Terry Jonethis - Entertainment Chair

""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. - Charlie Dunn - SOR Entertainment

"G A at the Kravis Center"

"Never had I heard any other band come close to the sounds of Carlos Santana".
- Maria Quesada

"Rhythm Design Productions Inc."

"The entertainment for this year's 9th Annual Florida Festivals Events Association was the best we ever had, no one ever gets up and dances at these socials... This band was outstanding and got them moving!!" - Maggi Rosenberg


"Yo Se Que Hay Un Dios" 1979 ATG Records
"I Praise Your Name God Almighty" GRM 1991
"Extended Play" A tribute to Santana GRM 2003



Galo Rivera the leader is as artistically genuine and unique as music gets. Finding a consuming joy in his instrument (guitar), he plays with a passion and zeal that is obvious to the average listener, while at the same time a welcome refreshment for the seasoned musician. Galo is definitely one of the most respected Latin Rock guitar players in USA. His music influences have been: Santana, Malo, Mandrill, Ohio Players, Graham Central Station, Earth Wind and Fire, Al DiMeola, and Jimi Hendrix.

After coming to the mainland from Puerto Rico in July 4th 1968, Galo found early renown touring, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, South and Central America with various bands and on his own. Playing on stages like The Madison Square Garden NYC, Lincoln Center NYC, at the age of 21. Throughout his teenage years and up to today, Galo continues to hone his skills as a musician, recording engineer and a record producer.

Galo's guitar tone, heart penetrating leads, energy and feel really expresses soul fullness like not too many people can brings to the stages. (Galo says "no cookie cutters here") He also demands the same high energy level and one accord from his band.

To see band videos go to the YouTube link at the bottom of this page or copy the link below to your browser.

Galo proudly Endorses: ..Fuchs Guitar Amplifiers / Eninence Speakers / Godin Guitars / Hermida Audio / Xotic Pedals / Lava Cable / V-Picks / Pedaltrain / Sweet Sound / Stan Hinesley Pickups / Gig-Fx / Mission-Engineering / WCR Pickups /

Some of only just Florida past Concerts Festivals & Corporate work. To many to list.

Edison Festival of light
Naples FL

Lobster Fest
Key West FL

Lauderhill Hispanic Festival
Lauderhill FL

City of Hollywood 4th of July
Hollywood City FL

Savana Center at the Villages
Lady Lake FL

Tequesta Fest
Tequesta FL

Kravis Center


Latin Fest

South Florida Fair

Concerts at the Green
Abacoa Town Center Amphitheater
Jupiter FL

Viva Broward
Fort Lauderdale FL

Key West Navy League
Key West FL

Land shark Lager
Anheuser-Busch and Margaritaville Brewing.
Miami FL

Fort Lauderdale FL

Kiwanis Club Music Festival
Deerfield Beach FL