If you were waiting for something special to grab your attention and inspiration on the wire then your time is up, this week you're all in for a session to remember.
Making waves across the UK and also in the US, four piece band Riley are set to play on the BBC Raw Talent radio show this Thursday (25th September). The band will perform a live session, be interviewed on the show and will then go on to play at The Welly Club as part of Late Night Live so get down there and check them out while they're in Hull.
Recording their debut album with Producer Paul Walton (U2, Madonna etc) Riley have supported the likes of Robert Plant, Paul Carrack and Go West to name a few and were named as Heart FM's band of the year.
Originating from the West Midlands, the band formed in 2001, creating a mix of highly expressive songs that display an obvious passion for what they do, which is make great music. They truly are a band that can't get enough of playing live, this was apparent when I first saw them very recently at MI5 Records UK label launch in Manchester at the city's South venue.
Headlining the event, Riley performed material including the memorable and sentimental 'Sit Up' which has already received airplay on the Raw Talent show.
In October, the band will travel to the USA to play at James Gandolfinis (Tony from The Sopranos) Vines Restaurant as part of an event organised by MI5 Records, BanJo Radio Group and The Vines Restaurant. James Gandolfini will host the event, other artists include Blue Mocking Birds, Emma Rugg, Mercyside and John Kruth.
THE LIFE OF RILEY continued
by Emma Rugg
Rileys Dave Robertson "We love what we do and feel privileged that we can summon up the noise that we make and at the end of the day we feel that is half the battle……hope to see you soon!"
Make sure you tune in on Thursday, you could listen to the show, then get yourself down to
The Welly afterwards!
BBC Raw Talent is broadcast from 7-10pm (GMT) every Thursday on 95.9FM and streams live on the web (click on the link at
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