There'll be a selection from the Dr Feelgood/ZZ Top songbook... cars, beer and lurve also get a mention, there's an original composition, at least 3 songs about murdering your girlfriend....and purely coincidentally, a couple about ladies of generous proportions...all scattered nonchalantly amongst other R'n'B classics...
Most Blues Rock music
is a lot of rock and not so much blues. Riverside Blues Band reverses
this trend and challenges the assumption that blues is all doom and misery.
"We play upbeat music with a distinct Chicago edge - music to have
a good time to, just as blues should be".
What people say.....
"I have very much respect for all that they do for Blues and live music in the area" Steve Darrington - Organiser of Swanage Blues Festival. (Interview with Ian McKenzie editor of Blues in the South - Sept 2012)
"Awesome sound, man" - a visitor to GDSF 2012 from Auckland Blues Club. NZ
"With a blend of blues and old school Rn B the appropriately named Riverside Blues Band were next up, if you love your blues these guys are definitely a band to catch live, their influences are plainly oblivious if your are in the know, artists such as BB King, Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton to name a few. The band perform a set of blues classics supremely executed." by Rock Regeneration Bournemouth - Christchurch Festival July 2012
"It was clear that Riverside Blues Band really know their way around the blues giving a quality performance" -( full review on Scrapbook page)
"Best blues band I've seen since the Feelgoods in '76" ...a satisfied customer of the Real Ale Tent GDSF 2011
"Brilliant band, had the place rockin'!" - The Chequers - summer 2011
"These guys really know what they are doing - don't miss them!" - Qudos, Salisbury - April 2012
"Do you know any Bananarama?" - a diserning music lover in a pub on The Waterside