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James Riley

- UK London, UK Folk / Bluegrass / Soul


Sounds Like: John Martyn, First Aid Kit, Laura Marling, Joni Mitchell, Seasick Steve

Label: FLAK Records

Bio: Hot on the heels of a year spent in full swing for this “9‐piece bluegrass, folk and soul explosion”, April 28th 2013 sees the release of The James Riley Band’s debut EP "Lay Me Down" and a UK tour to boot. Blending “joyously melodic” songwriting with a soulful intensity, The James Riley Band wea... See Full Bio

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  • 2013

    Apr 23

    London, UK | 8:00pm

    London, UK
    Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:00pm


    Here it is folks, finally manifest in the form of a 120mm plastic disc, THE JAMES RILEY BAND’S DEBUT EP!!!! ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ We’ve spent the last 7 months, writing music, gigging, getting videos shot, making promo materials, getting booking agents on board, busking and generally coiling the rubber band up until its just about ready to go PING!!!! So to celebrate that moment, we’re having a big ol’ party at The Bedroom Bar in London, and we’d love you to be there! The James Riley Band will be playing with the FULL BAND, and debuting NEW TRACKS! There’s also gonna be exclusive PREVIEW COPIES of the EP, ahead of the official release on the 28th! Expect a heady night of rollicking good-times, stirring songcraft, and the clamorous live energy the band have become renowned for. In support will be neo-blues funksters, and good friends of the band VALVE CONTROL, as well as Brixton folk-steppers THE MELODIC who we also adore! ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Come party with us, and help us celebrate all the hard work we’ve put in! We’re over the moon just thinking about it, its gonna be more fun than zorbing! See you down there, lovelies. "Lay Me Down" EP Released April 28th on Spotify/iTunes. www.facebook.com/jamesrileysongs FULL TOUR EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/466221303451383/ http://www.bedroom-bar.co.uk/whats-on?nextmonth1=04&posmonth1=c1

  • 2013

    Jan 25

    London, E8, UK | 6:00pm
    London, E8, UK
    Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm
  • 2012

    Nov 10

    London, UK | 8:00pm

    London, UK
    Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:00pm


    James Riley and Band + Jerry Lindqvist + Geoff Baker

  • 2012

    Sep 22

    Sussex, UK | 7:00pm

    Sussex, UK
    Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:00pm


    7pm on the Lizard Stage x

  • 2012

    Sep 6

    London, UK | 8:00pm

    London, UK
    Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:00pm


    We bring you another excellent night of music down the Joiners Arms Camberwell this Thursday. Yes it's the home of fine wines, a selection of beers and yummy pizza; but that's not all. Headlining is the extremely talented James Riley who recently won the busker of the year award. James plays a mix of Americana and Cajun. Accompanying this is his quality voice and song writing capabilities. James will be supported by the ever talented Winston Skerritt. Winston is the shy man who lets his exceptional playing style, soft thought-provoking vocals and strong songs do the talking. Also supporting is the electric, funny and eccentric Dan Hunt from The Black Sparrows. We've heard Dan before and he's always welcome down The Joiners. Clever tongue in cheek lyrics about social issues and massively catchy chorus. Come one. Come all. Buy a pizza and enjoy the music!

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Q: where can you buy your album? :)
A: Hey Freya! You can get our EP at http://jamesrileymusic.bandcamp.com/, and there's a new one coming out soon! Sorry for the delayed response, rarely check this site! All the best, James

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