I have been well ministered by Steve Williams on the need to stay away from the vocal when playing harmonica, both in the band and in the recording studio. In recent times I have become increasingly discerning of harp players trying to play too many notes and play phrases that don’t appear to have any … Continue reading The Space Is The Place!
Hey there Riff Raffers, New music out now at all good and bad record stores. Firstly an album from riff raffer, Jack Derwin. The lead single and title track 'Umina Blue’ is a high quality tune that displays Jack's signature laid back, soulful groove and his masterful skills as a songwriter and musician. There wouldn't be … Continue reading Umina Blue-Jack’s Back
Hello there Riff Raffers, “ My mother said I was an animal for my wild and wicked ways. My father said I was an animal cos I would not wash for days. My girlfriend said I was a dog and I guess she oughta know. A man's best friend in human form I'm a D-I-N-G-O." (Ross … Continue reading By Dingoes
Hello Riff Raffers, Rodney 'Gravy' Harris had a dream to be up on stage belting out 'R & B' songs with his own band and recording an album. For many years he had worked back stage with legendary Australian bands, 'Daddy Cool' and 'Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons' as their hard working 'roadie'. He … Continue reading Making Gravy
Hi Riff Raffers, It was the summer of '63. The venue Flinders Street Extension outside the 'Mission for Seaman'. A fifteen year old boy from Hampton was hitching to Torquay for some surfing. His lift to the city couldn't take him any further and as he alights from the passenger side into the street he … Continue reading Break A Leg