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
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.
I Keep Movin' EP (2018)
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I Keep Movin'
Days Gone By
When I Was A Young Man
Patan (DE, guitarist, singer/songwriter).
The German of Romanian descends grew up in a nest of Romantic
influence, with a rich folkloric expression of its own, in the
Slavic region at the crossroads of Western Europe and the Orient.
All music influences from around the world added up on this
heritage, endowing Ana with a musical luggage of her own, that's
both familiar and difficult to place.
Decades of passion and hard work, as well as countless performances
and musical experiences in many corners of the world, from Los
Angeles to Hong Kong, from Venice to Istanbul, have broadened Ana's
attitude to life and her prowess to create and perform complex
compositions, guitar lines, arrangements, rhythms, melodies and
texts that sound and feel fun, simple and relaxed.
Her music is a mirror of honesty, humour and nonchallance, held to
our own reality, where one can find oneself in full beauty, heroism
and thrill of being alive.
Ana Patan's upcoming album Spice, Gold and Tales Untold has taken
more than seven years to germinate, mature and ripen into a natural,
soothing product recorded entirely analog on two inch tape, with
very little regard for perfect, computerised timing, compression or
EQ, but high respect for content, sound quality, and ultimately
musical and technical skills, as well as human interaction.
As a pre-launch from it, the critically acclaimed single General
Conspiracy is a groovy ode about one of those days when nothing
works and the whole universe seems to be messing with you. It
describes the beautiful helplessness of human beings in their
frantic race for control. It has already been enjoying overwhelming
attention for the last few months, as well as rotation on dozens of
radio stations around Germany, UK, Australia, Canada and the rest of
"She makes her guitar sing" Mike Stern
"Her vocal leaps seem effortless. At the same time Ana Patan is in
full control of
her guitaristic craft." Tagblatt
"A brilliant songwriter" Lee Sklar
"Her musical presence brings a charm we've been missing" Sound on
“A sophisticated jazz/rock style. Her material is characterised by a
sultry vocal delivery, along with intelligent and witty lyrics” Mike
Green, Radio Wigwam, UK
“Jazz queen with her guitar” Bild
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