Meet the Band

Riptide brings a fresh perspective to classic Rock n’ Roll. Most of these guys lived through the greatest decades of the genre. To here them play and honor the greats, takes you to a good place
— Matthew Stevens, MW Media

Riptide, © 2018



Riptide is a classic rock cover band that engages the crowd and plays the songs that you know and love. We cover a wide spectrum of music from the 50's to the 90's. Specializing in variety, we know how to adjust the energy level depending on the situation.  We pride ourselves in being talented musicians with the right attitude. Three of our members sing with the Alexandria Harmonizers, Known around the world as an elite men’s ACAPELLa ensemble. we have an impressive harmony section that gets the crowds attention.

 Riptide began from the dissolution of another Northern Virginia classic rock band, eNVee.  Chris Huber (bass/vocals), Mark Gillam (guitar), and Joe Cerutti (lead and harmony vocals) began pulling the new group together to form Riptide: Joel Golden (guitarist/lead and harmony vocals), Kellen Hertz (lead and harmony vocals), Dick Cole (drums).  Austin Day, the newest member of the group joined the band in August 2018, and plays both guitar and keys.

Riptide performs all over the National Capital Region. In the past couple of years, we’ve performed at local wineries, private events, pubs and RESTAURANTS, POTOMAC nationals park, rocky gap casino, and The Electric Palm (where we finished second out of 27 bands in the 2018 Battle of the Bands competition). Riptide is constantly adding new songs to our repertoire.  

 Off the stage, you'll find working with Riptide a pleasant and professional experience. We can work with most budgets and are primarily concerned with making your event a success, while having fun doing it.



Joe Cerutti

Lead Vocals

Kellen Hertz


Joel GoldeN


Austin Day


Chris Huber


Dick Cole