Jesse Rivest Music

Collaborations

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Here are some collaborations I've had the pleasure of participating in; they are in reverse chronological order. Do also check out my music page!

Tico de Moraes - Fettering Chance - cover art

Tico de Moraes—Fettering Chance—2021

This is a single that Tico released under his artist entity; we wrote, arranged, and produced the song and recording together, fifty-fifty. This was my first ever songwriting/production collaboration and we were both very stoked about; Tico became one of my first musical friends after I arrived in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil; our friendship reached a new, exciting level upon this project's arrival nearly eight years later. Tico sings first and plays a seven-string jazz guitar. I come in singing next while playing a tremolo electric guitar. I also provided the background vocals in the choruses.

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Tessa Rain - Dirt Poems - cover art

Tessa Rain—Dirt Poems—2010

I believe many folks in New Zealand had been waiting for Tessa to make her own solo album; she had been collaborating with others for many years. I was excited to have a part in her project, as I had known her songs in more intimate, rawer forms for quite a while. This project was produced by Age Pryor, one of Tessa's longtime collaborators, at Lee Prebble's studio, The Surgery. I found the whole experience to be quite fun! Robin Hinkley and I performed backing vocals on Toaster; I performed the whale-sound slide guitar on Circadian Rhythm. Ultimately, I think my favourite two songs on this album are Big Bang Theory and Town For You.

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Niels Gedge - Between Two Lines - cover art

Niels Gedge - Between Two Lines—2010

Niels is one of the kindest, warmest, inclusive souls I had the fortune of mingling with in New Zealand. He has a wonderful, deep voice; he plays a lovely baritone guitar; and he writes some lovely songs. I have some fond memories of sitting about the fire and sipping scotch with my friend, Niels. When this project came about, I was very happy to play a part and quite keen to try out some tremolo guitar. That's exactly what I did on When I'm With You. I remember being quite fond of another track, Whanganui.

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