Press and Mentions

‘With his punk attitude it is all about the losers, the hopeless, the down and outs. It might not be glamorous, but it is authentic.’

Mike Camp,

The words he uses create stunning mental pictures that make the listener feel as if he is right in the middle of the story.  Each one is a masterpiece, and will teach as well as entertain.

LA Music Critic

Rive has a strong, often gravelly, voice and an easy, friendly rapport with his audience. He’s a traditional storyteller with modern stories to tell and an engaging way of telling them.

Rosemary Kaye, The Edinburgh Reporter

Louis Rive gave a fine performance, very much in the storytelling folk tradition but with a fresh feel. 

Charlie Ellis, Three Weeks Edinburgh

(…) un estilo de escritura muy cercano a lo cinematográfico.

Eduardo IzquierdoRuta66

A truly wonderful and original half-hour-plus in the company of a singer-songwriter that deserves to more widely heard. To tell tales of working class life in folk music is not unusual, but what is unusual is for them to be told with such passion and feeling and the taste and smell of authenticity that fills your senses with the legends of Louis’ life across Europe.

London Celtic Punks

A great spread of sandwiches for a reasonable price.

The Berwick Advertiser