Meet the band

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.

  • 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 […]

  • Guy D’Angelo

    Inspired by the British Invasion, New Yorker Guy D’Angelo fell under the spell of the guitar gods. On hearing The Jeff Beck Group’s Shapes Of Things, Guy felt the urge to pick up the guitar and make the kind of music that was coming out of the UK in the last 60’s and early 70’s. […]

  • 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 […]