Riverhawk – a group of 5 seasoned hard charging musicians that share a common love for all kinds of music especially classic and Top 40 Pop country. Our mission statement is to “make every song count”..
Riverhawk’s unique and powerful performances have been the base line for success in scheduling shows in and around Cleveland and surrounding cities, having competed more than 100 live shows since 2013… The band has matured in the past year and plays an upbeat array of current Top 40 Country hits as well as Classic country and Rock-a-billy. We specialize in dance tunes for all ages… Country with Attitude….
Matt Kester – lead vocals Acoustic Guitar -Akron Oh – Matt comes from a very musical family and has been playing and singing in various bands for nearly 20 years and puts an energy level into the lead vocals and acoustic guitar that gives each song a genuine feel of the original version and keeps everyone dancing. Matt has been with Riverhawk for the last 5 years.
Randy Taylor – Lead Guitar/ vocals / harmonies – Cleveland, Ohio – Self employed engineer, born and raised in Cleveland, took to music at an early age, playing drums in local bands in the 60’s and 70’s, after an 8 year enlistment in the USN, returned to Cleveland in the early 80’s and switched to guitar to accompany his father who also played in a country band. Years later with friends Eddie Long and Ronnie Javorsky, formed the successful 90’s band “Nashville Bound” and has been entertaining crowds ever since. Randy has been with Riverhawk since 2013 and more recently doubles as band manager.
Lee McClelland / Lead Guitar – Lee has been playing guitar professionally for a number of years in both teaching and performing. He can play a variety of music including country, blues, rock, jazz and pop. He plays a number of instruments including guitar, bass guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele. He brings professionalism and enthusiasm into everything he does.
Danny Wendell / Drummer/ vocals – Long time Cleveland area percussionist – Danny has worked as a professional musician for the past 35 years. He has a long history of success as a drummer in numerous area bands eg, “The Boot Band (from Akron’s Boot Scootin Saloon days), “Nashville Bound”, “Lawless”, and more recently the very successful “Coalies Run”.
Dan Wadsworth/ Electric Bass Guitar/ Vocals – Riverhawk’s newest member Dan is single has 1 daughter and hails from Canton, Ohio. He has been playing bass and keyboards since the age of 16 and drums since the age of 8. Over the years, Dan has played in numerous local bands including Midnight Angel, Grounded For Life, Static Pop and Bone Daddy. He has played a wide variety of music from 50-60 oldies, 70’s Classic/Southern rock/disco, 80’s techno all the up to the current dance music you would hear today. His musical influences hare Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, and Nathan East to name a few. Dan Plays Rickenbacker and Fender Jazz basses along with numerous amplifier and keyboard manufactuers depending on the show