NESMA Honorary Band Member

Band Name Rip Chords
Genre Surf & Hot Rod with vocals
Contact Name Mitch Schecter, musical director
Contact Email
Website (
Performance Area North America, Europe
Home Venue  
Year Band Formed 1963
NESMA member since 2005
Alternate Band Name  
Discography "Hey Little Cobra"  (1963), Columbia

"Three Window Coupe" (1964), Columbia
Records (several re-issues on various labels)

Single:  "Santa's Got a Cobra" (released
Christmas, 2003)

"Hot Rod Days"  (2004)  Special Edition
CD on R4 Records and available at shows
and on website only

"The Rip Chords Shut 'Em Down ... Again!" (2005), Collectables Records, available in stores

"Best of the Rip Chords" (2006)

"The Best of the Rip Chords - Today" (2010), Spectra Records

Status Currently active - performing & recording

Booking and Representation: Mike Dano
Creative Entertainment Associates, a division of DeSimone Enterprises
Telephone:  856-761-0740,  ext.2

Band members: Richie Rotkin - vocals; Mitch Schecter - lead guitar, vocals; Freddy Brog - rhythm guitar, vocals; Arnie Marcus - vocals, bongos; Bobby Scammell - bass, vocals; Tony Tuttle - drums; Amy Lynne - backup vocals, keyboards, percussion


See the band       

See the band on YouTube

NESMA Spotlight interview, December 2005

NESMA "Spotlight" interview revisited - October 2013

rev 11/13


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