Redriffe began life in Rotherhithe, the dockland area of the River Thames close to Tower Bridge. Looking for a name, we found that Redriffe is the old name for Rotherhithe and features in Samuel Pepys’s diaries, in Gulliver’s Travels and on the sign of The Angel, a historic riverside pub, which of course is where we spotted it.
The band has a strong local connection through singer Fish Tovell, Bermondsey born and bred. Our first gig was at the Rotherhithe Festival in July 2014 and we 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. More widely, Redriffe have played in Brighton and across 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 happy to travel further afield, bringing ultimate classic rock to the parts that other bands cannot reach.