Friday night in The Anchor, Swanage Blues Festival - October 2017
What people say.....
"Amazing!" River Barn - June 2018
"Been listening to the stones new blues album - it's almost like they heard RBB and decided to copy you...!!!" Local radio DJ - December 2016
"Yes! My favourites, the Riverside Blues Band are playing at the Dolphin tonight! Anyone wondering what to do tonight, come here, they are a bloody brilliant band!" Lucy -October 2016
"Thanks guys a great night and your performance was again outstanding - can't wait till next time" - The Dolphin St Denys July 2016
"We loved having you here again, looking forward to next time". - The Crows Nest Bar & Restaurant, Swanage Blues Festival October 2015
"Fantastic music for all ages - not to be missed - cracking band!!!" - The Lapstone, Horton Heath - July 2015
"Band are killing it. Dig that rhythm and blues" - A satisfied customer at Marshals, Southampton - July 2015
"That was a totally excellent night guys, we loved it!" Marshals, Southampton June 2015
"We'll definitely get you back - loved it!" The Wheatsheaf, Shedfield May 2015
"You guys were great as usual and our regulars even now book around your performance dates" January 2015
Review of New Year's Day 2015 Musicians' Party at The Thomas Tripp, Christchurch ...
"In a slight change in style it’s the turn of The Riverside Blues Band and their take on Dylan’s “Highway 61?. Now I’m no Blues fan but this band are in their element and the crowd are loving them. They waste no time in plugging “Stan’s Blues Jam” before they hit us with another song. Their performance is larger than life, while the punters are still smiling."
Ross A Ferone@Rock-Regeneration January 2015.
"You're the best band I've seen here" A blues fan at Swanage Blues Festival October 2014
"Great night guys, we'll be booking you for next year definitely...if it hadn't been for the murdering up the road there would've been even more in...." September 2014
A night of top quality blues from one of the regions top bands -
The Old Ale House, Salisbury -April 2014
"Well what a band! Massive thank you to Riverside Blues for a fantastic first gig at The Swan last night!"
The Swan - Feb 2014
"Brilliant! I got the wool stall across the way there, I bin 'ere all week and you're the first band that got me off my stall and into the tent" Wool Stallholder, opposite The Shires Arms, Great Dorset Steam Fair 2013
" You're great, you are...I love that Elmore James and Robin Knox-Johnston..." confused of Salisbury - June 2013
"We celebrated New Year with family and friends who all agreed it was a great event...The menu was really interesting and didn't disappoint; it was simply delicious.... The Riverside Blues Band was great and got everyone up dancing.
All in all, a superb night out ..." - a happy diner at Rock Wimborne through Trip Advisor
"I have very much respect for all that they do for Blues and live music in the area" Steve Darrington - Organiser of Swanage Blues Festival. (Interview with Ian McKenzie editor of Blues in the South - Sept 2012)
"Awesome sound, man" - a visitor to GDSF 2012 from Auckland Blues Club. NZ
"With a blend of blues and old school R’n B the appropriately named “Riverside Blues Band” were next up, if you love your blues these guys are definitely a band to catch live, their influences are plainly oblivious if you are in the know, artists such as BB King, Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton to name a few. The band perform a set of blues classics supremely executed." by Rock Regeneration Bournemouth - Christchurch Festival July 2012
"It was clear that Riverside Blues Band really know their way around the blues giving a quality performance" -( full review on Scrapbook page)
"Best blues band I've seen since the Feelgoods in '76" ...a satisfied customer of the Real Ale Tent GDSF 2011
"Brilliant band, had the place rockin'!" - The Chequers - summer 2011
"These guys really know what they are doing - don't miss them!" - Qudos, Salisbury - April 2012
"Do you know any Bananarama?" - a discerning music lover in a pub on The Waterside