About Us

We are

    a High Desert Reggae band from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our music is inspired by Roots Reggae, Hip-Hop, Rock and our native New Mexican music. These inspirations formed the genre "High Desert Reggae" which is gaining popularity in the Southwest Region of the US.

    The Riddims consist of 6 members; Myles Chavez, Chris Cruz, Donavon Ortiz, Petey Gabaldon, Tony Gallegos, and Kevin Sanchez. We have been honored to share the stage with many bands including; New Kingston, Hirie, Seedless, E.N Young, Through the Roots, Arise Roots, Iya Terra, The Supervillains, Brewfish, Fayuca, Black Bottom Lighters, as well as Reggae Legends Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare plus more!

    We released our first EP titled "Homegrown" in May 2016. It is available on iTunes, Spotify, and all digital outlets.

Photo of Myles - Vocalist and Guitarist of The Riddims

Myles Chavez

Vocals and Lead Guitar

Photo of Donavon - Guitarist of The Riddims

Donavon Ortiz

Rhythm Guitar

Photo of Petey - Keys of The Riddims

Petey Gabaldon


Photo of Chris - Drummer of The Riddims

Chris Cruz


Photo of Tony - Bassist of The Riddims

Tony Gallegos


Photo of Kevin Sanchez - Drummer of The Riddims

Kevin Sanchez