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The Roughneck Riot

Started March 2005, The Roughneck Riot hailed as one of Warringtons most energetic, raucous and messy punk bands with a sound that could turn holy water to piss.
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Since these early days, the band has progressed from the 4 piece bunch of teenage guys to the 6 piece orchestra of twisted Folk Punk rockers you see today!! Taking influences from bands such as The Mahones, The Pogues, The Clash, Flogging Molly, Johnny Cash and The Urban Voodoo Machine, the bands sound has evolved into the Whiskey soaked, Guinness fueled, neighbour disturbing collection of songs that you can't help but party to!!

The crew consists of Matty Humphries (Singer/Song writer/ Mandolin/ Acoustic Guitar), Ryan Taylor (Bass/Vocals), Simon Cowley (Drums) and the newest and final members to the squad: Jade Franklin (Accordion), Caitlin Costello (Banjo/Vocals) and Chris Green (Lead Gutiar/ Vocals). The Band are happy throughout the years to have played gigs across the UK and made a lot of friends in the process, played festivals such as STRUMMERCAMP (the only festival that matters) and shared stages with bands such as Billy Bragg, The Damned, The Beat, Sham 69, N ck, Goldblade, The Men They Couldnt Hang, and more recently, and most importantly, their biggest musical influences and damn good friends THE MAHONES, as Matty has also joined The Mahones on their 2009 and 2010 european tours to play mandolin for them, and are now planning more Roughneck Riot Euro tours!

After a handful of DIY demos, and the odd live recording here n there, The Roughneck Riot are now in the process of writing their debut album 'Night Train with the Reaper', due for release in early 2010!


music type
Folk-Punk / Celtic - Live originals band (6 members)
available for
Bar/Pub/Club, Events, Festival,
Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 0PJ
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