Meet the band

Redriffe began life in Rotherhithe, the dockland area of the River Thames close to Tower Bridge. Looking for a name for the new band, inspiration struck when we found that Redriffe is the old name for Rotherhithe and features in Samuel Pepys’s diaries, Gulliver’s Travels and on the sign of The Angel, a historic riverside pub. No prizes for guessing where we spotted it. The band has a strong local connection through singer Fish Tovell, Bermondsey born and bred. Redriffe played our first gig at the Rotherhithe Festival in July 2014 and were invited back in 2015. In 2017 Redriffe played the Bermondsey Carnival before a large crowd in Southwark Park and were invited to return in 2019. Over the past few years Redriffe have played gigs all over London and the home counties.

They say that in Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen, but they certainly do when Redriffe come to town. And with a wide circle of fans and followers, Redriffe are very happy to travel further afield, bringing ultimate classic rock to the parts that other bands cannot reach. Redriffe is now an established and well-rehearsed unit playing classic rock to audiences young and old. If you’re looking for a band that will put on a great show, play your favourite tunes and really deliver the goods, Redriffe are the ones for your party, corporate function or gig. Contact us for a chat about what you’d like – we’ll do our very best to meet your needs and guarantee complete satisfaction and a good time for all!

  • Chas Lacey

    Bass player Chas Lacey has a tough choice as to his best-ever gig – The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Hendrix, Cream, The Who, Free, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie to name but a few of the great acts he saw in the days when you could pay on the door and still have enough change from a […]

  • Paul ‘Fish’ Tovell

    Singer Paul Tovell goes by the name of Fish and has done for as long as anyone can remember. He’s loud and proud, like the Marillion front man. Born and bred in Bermondsey under Aquarius, as a mere child he witnessed Noddy Holder and Slade strut their stuff at Wembley. Like Noddy, Fish can belt […]

  • Rok Erdentug

    Rok Erdentug hails from Camberwell and lists his very wide musical preferences as metal, rock, country, folk and punk rock. Rok joined Redriffe in the summer of 2017 but has history with singer Fish Tovell, having played with him for several years in the highly-rated south London band, Circle Of Fear. Since Redriffe’s beginnings, Rok […]

  • Sam Keenan

    Inspired by Marc Bolan, Sam Keenan first picked up the guitar at the age of 15 and has been playing in bands ever since, including several originals outfits such as Tokyo Rock Machine, Wild Honey and Killion. Sam has a wide taste in music from The Beatles and Eagles to Sylosis and The Darkness. He […]