Riff Raff Rocks News (The Covid Diaries) 17.11.20

Whilst we've put posts on our Facebook page regularly, we've not really had much to update you with on the website to be honest.
We'd discussed some new numbers and were looking forward to getting together for a rehearsal when Lockdown Part Deux came along.
It's a case of same old same old... Having said that, fingers crossed, there's promising news on the horizon with the prospect of a Covid vaccine which, hopefully, will be the magic bullet and get us out of this thing and back to normal...

One upside of not gigging is Kol gets to put his feet up and relax, cocktail in hand on Saturday night and watch Strictly live...

In the meantime, let's celebrate Carl's November birthday and have a drink on him.

Look after yourselves, stay safe and don't let anyone piss you off

Carl, Kol, Rob and Stu

Riff Raff Rocks News (The Covid Diaries) 26.09.20

This weekend would've seen us headline the Just Us Rally and also celebrate Harold's (our ever present roadie) big birthday. Guess we're resigned to the fact we're not going to gig this year - even more so now the 22:00 hrs curfew has been announced for venues - the very time we hit the stage! It's like two steps forward, one step back. On the plus side, we embraced modern technology full-on this week and had our first 'Zoom' meeting. Yeah, yeah, we know we're a bit slow coming to the party with this one, but nevertheless it was great to be able to see and talk to everyone in a virtual meeting setting for the first time since lockdown (only one minor technical hitch owing to Kol's internet connection running on gas). We're desperate to get back in the saddle (cue for a song by those Boston Bad Boys) - if not to play, then at least rehearse. Anyway, by the time we get to play again Carl will have taken delivery of his shiny bespoke UK-made drum kit and will be unleashing mayhem on your unsuspecting ears...

Keep safe and rock a fat one

Carl, Kol, Rob and Stu

Riff Raff Rocks News (The Covid Diaries) 06.08.20

Greetings to everyone out there - still no start date for gigs in sight this side of 2020. However, on the bright side, we've opened up our diary for 2021 and already have had a number of venues contact us for dates for next year. And staying on a positive note, we've had a run on our limited edition T-shirts which are currently on offer via our Facebook page - so get on in there an order one now whilst we still have stock and be the sartorial envy of your chums.

Riff Raff Rocks News (The Covid Diaries) 07.08.20

A big birthday shout out to Ian, whose 30th Birthday Bash we should have been playing ce soir - another one bites the dust, as it were... We've had a couple of venues contact us to say they're not re-opening until January 2021, along with others that have cancelled us until such time as it's safe to have bands on - so I think it's looking highly likely that we won't be playing for you until next year, although let's not extinguish the glimmer of hope completely. In the meantime, keep the faith, stay sane and party on dudes! - In your own support bubbles, of course.

Riff Raff Rocks News (The Covid Diaries) 04.07.20

Well, pubs finally get the green light to open today, albeit in a very restrained way, but sadly the go ahead for live music seems a long way off as Government guidance clearly states live music is verboten! Like a great many bands we can't wait to be out there on stage and massage your ears with classic rock the way only Riff Raff can. We sincerely wish all the managers of the establishments we play the very best on your opening night and hope everyone stays safe and sensible on what is being lauded as Super Saturday - please respect social distancing as it ain't over until the rather overweight lady sings.

Carl, Kol, Rob and Stu

Riff Raff Rocks News (The Covid Diaries) 18.06.20

It's been a while since we updated our pages - we've been musing over where we would have been playing during lockdown and missing you even more. There's speculation over when veues will re-open, but for us it can't come soon enough. Meanwhile, being optimistic, we've updated our Live page with dates for the remainder of the year.

Stay safe and we hope to see you all on the road when we're given the green light...

Carl, Kol, Rob and Stu

Riff Raff Rocks News (The Covid Diaries) .05.20

While the spread of Covid-19 appears to be on the decline, which is encouraging, it doesn't look like we'll be gigging anytime soon.

Being realistic, with things the way they are, it could well be September time when we're next massaging your ears with classic rock the way only Riff Raff can... but, who knows? As soon as we get the green light you'll be the first to know. Please keep in touch by visiting our Facebook and Instagram pages.

We miss you all...

Carl, Kol, Rob and Stu

Riff Raff Rocks News (The Covid Diaries) 20.04.20

It's been a month since our last update and lockdown continues. We hope everyone is keeping well and if you or a loved one happens to have Covid-19, we wish you a speedy and full recovery. Like everyone else in the country (and the world for that matter), we're getting a little stir-crazy, but rest assured we are working on a few new tunes (in isolation) to soothe your ears for when we next see you again.

In the meantime, be safe, be happy and be most excellent to each other...

Carl, Kol, Rob and Stu

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