Five Years of the RFPB
SUNDAY 26th October ** LINE-UP BELOW ***
The Roxy 171, Glasgow
Ticket links to come
Let the hubris begin:
On the 24th of October 2009, the RFPB was booked to play a headline show at Glasgow's Oxjam music festival. Unfortunately, our drummer at the time couldn't make it, which meant we needed a replacement. Luckily, we found Woody, and he masterfully stepped up to the plate. The RFPB as we know it was born on that day.
Now, five years and hundreds of gigs later (all over the UK, including King Tuts and the Barras), we're celebrating in style with a weekend of gigs culminating in an all day concert in Glasgow.
We are putting together a mega line-up comprising of the RFPB, new friends, and some old touring friends who have helped us out over the years.
Dave Hughes & The Renegade Folk Punk Band
Settled in to our three piece punk rock arrangement. We'll be playing all our hits, and some other people's hits too.
The history of the RFPB is so intertwined with that of Roscoe Vacant that it would be wrong to omit him from the festivities. Burnt bridges have had their smoldering ashes washed down with cold water, poppies are in bloom on the emotional battlefield, and I couldn't be happier that this is happening. We released a split record together in 2009, which has gone on to be one of the most downloaded CDs in our back catalogue. This is the first gig with both the band and Roscoe since 2011.
One of my favourite musical outputs from Glasgow in recent months, Algernon Doll has played a fair few shows with us in the past before going on to much greater things (BBC Big Weekend being an example). Current album Omphalic is out now on Struggletown Records
Chris Devotion and The Expectations (solo show from Chris)
Straight out of Glasgow with a bunch of Elvis Costello records under his arm, Chris plays pop-rock music in the vein of 80's alt-rock-pop. Genuinely great. Appearances at T In the Park and Go North under their belt, and a new record, Break Out, out now on Armellodie.
Acoustic story telling from Morecambe in the vein of Frank Turner, Billy Bragg and Sam Russo. I first encountered Joe when he started coming along to my Manchester shows, since then we've played many shows together, and so it's only right that we have him come up to Glasgow and play for you.
Daniel Versus The World
Piano pop-peace-punk from Durham via London. We've played tonnes of shows with Daniel and are ecstatic to be bringing him back to Glasgow. Start practicing your clapping now.
A relic from my Megabus tours, Neil has ran shows for me in far off lands such as Kidderminster and Tipton. I've always tried to get him up to Glasgow, but it hasn't ever worked out. So, finally you'll get to hear his Black Country meets Irish Folk cross breed of music.
Highland Park Optimist Club
Gruff acoustic alt-country from the highlands, Paul was a massive help to us on our In Death Do We Part tour and it was only fitting that he opens the show for us.
The Old Hair Dressers (View)
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