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Last Featured on this show March 21, 2017

Riff Reign
Riff Reign is a Worksop UK recording band, established in 2014 to develop and record songs written by Dave Wright.
Original members were James Bennett (keyboards & hand percussion), Pete Courcey (drums & vocals), Richard Nettleship (guitars & vocals) and Dave Wright (acoustic guitar and bass guitar).   Following Pete’s and Richard’s departure, Dave and James were joined by Richard Hall (drums & backing vocals), Linda Lawrence (vocals), Chris Pearson (guitars & vocals),  Russ Parsons (vocals) and Steve Roe (vocals).
Musical styles include Americana, blues, country, funk, jazz, pop, rock and retro rock ‘n’ roll, plus the band’s own indie style.  Much of the music has a USA influence - in 1963 Dave’s eventual wife, Gwen, joined the Beatles Fan Club and got herself a New York pen friend, Danielle.  Their friendship, which continues to this day, has led to extensive travels through the USA and Canada.
The band has released four albums plus a Christmas single.  All are available as CD or digital download at riffreign.bandcamp.com.  A blues EP will be out in early 2018 followed by the band’s fifth and sixth albums before 2018 is out.
Band members have recently joined Dave in song writing.  Chris wrote the lyrics to Soulless Man, which will be on the band’s forthcoming blues EP, Catfish Stew.  Linda penned the lyrics to Beautiful Bird, which will be on the next album, First Leaves Fallin’.
Chris, James and Richard have to a great extent a free role in developing guitar, keyboards and drums.  Dave currently spends a lot of time working with Linda on her ideas for variation of melody and lyrics where improvement can be brought about.
The band has been joined by other musicians on some recordings.  Keith Martin played mandolin and melodeon on Down To The Town;  Harmonica Dave Hunt played on Catfish Stew, Lazy Summer Sunday and Night Train; Colin Wilson played 12-string acoustic guitar on John Wells and Outlaw.  Future collaborations are planned.

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# (PST) Name length Rating
1 10:00 Gimme One Last Chance 04:21 3
2 10:04 Rock 'N' Roll Music's Alright 03:28 4
3 10:07 Gotta Be A Reason 03:44 4
4 10:11 Country Store 03:58 4
5 10:15 Time's Right 04:32 4
6 10:20 Achin' Heart 03:51 2
7 10:24 Please Let It Rain 03:25 3
8 10:27 Danny Likes To Rock 02:34 4
9 10:30 Baby Glad You're Here To Stay 03:37 4
10 10:34 I Need Somebody To Love 03:25 3
11 10:37 A Place In Your Heart 04:16 4
12 10:42 Takin' Me Back 03:55 4