BACHATA & KIZOMBA
Born in Boston, Massachusetts to Puerto Rican parents mentored by his Dominican stepfather, Victor Rivera also known as “Vinny” is one of the hardest working singer/songwriters that continues to leave his mark in the music entertainment scene. Being raised by the people, he was exposed to a variety of musical genres such as Reggae, Jazz, Soca, R&B, Kizomba and Pop, as well as the sounds of his native and neighboring island of Dominican Republic absorbing the sounds of Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata. As a DJ at 16, he began listening intensively and studied all types of music and eventually became comfortable with his voice. He later connected with friends and began recording and releasing songs eventually opening shows for for Nicky Jam, Wisin & Yandel, Zion & Lennox, Ivy Queen, to name a few. While in the Air Force, his experience in Afghanistan had taught him many lessons about life and the value of concentrated focus. After serving four years active duty, he focused on singing and writing songs eventually working and learning with and from his mentor Derek Deler, Grammy winning Producer Richy Peña, to singing and writing with and for Jowell y Randy, Ivy Queen, De La Ghetto, and long time friend Jorgie Milliano. Eventually finding his place in the Kizomba and Bachata circuit catering to a passionate audience of dancers and music listeners alike.