FIVE FIRSTS: Mike Rivard of Club d’Elf

January 13th, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg

 Club d'Elf

NAME: Mike Rivard
BAND AFFILIATION: Club d’Elf
INSTRUMENT: Bass & sintir

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti

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2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Rush/REO Speedwagon/Blue Oyster Cult

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a ’70s Fender P-Bass

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Slow Ride” (Foghat)

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Rolling Thunder Review (but not THAT RTR)

Mike Rivard and his bandmates in the Moroccan-drenched, electronic, dubbed-out funk band Club d’Elf will be joined by special guests John Medeski (keyboards) and Duke Levine (guitar) at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Saturday (January 14) for a concert to celebrate the release of their new, epic, double album, “Live at Club Helsinki.” Tickets are $20.