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Back on the road!

We are very pleased to announce that the band are back on the road with a superb line-up:

Sarah - Vocals & Percussion
Brad - Drums, Vocals & Backing Vocals
Steve - Bass, Vocals & Backing Vocals
Mark - Rhythm Guitar Vocals & Backing Vocals
Graham - Lead Guitar

New photos and videos soon!

BAND DISBANDED FOR CURRENT TIME DUE TO ILLNESS

Sadly the group have had to disband at present owing to a guitarist quieten g through injury and drummer has an ankle injury. Apologies to any venue we are booked at - we will phone/contact you are individually very soon.

Thank you and apologies again.

We are looking for a lead guitarist who obviously has their own gear and transport (you'd be surprised) - plus is willing to fit into any existing covers band with a quite a few gigs under our belt - and a good eight gigs throughout 2018/2019, including a prestige Essex venue! We have not taken on more at present owing to not having a regular Lead guitarist to work with.

You must be willing to commit and whilst we agree, family/work comes first, we expect a weekly rehearsal commitment and at least two gigs a month (more preferable depending on your circumstances). Band ages range from 30 - 62 although age/sex/ethnicity, etc., is irrelevant to us - the right person is important.

As a band we don’t mind if the lead guitarist isn’t ‘brilliant’ but must be of a good standard and attitude — and sociability are of more use to this band. You would come in to join what we do, not change it as we already have three years together and have a 'sound'.

We are not bothered about your musical likes/influences as we don't think it matters for covers. We only gig in the Essex area and work the clubs more than the pubs.

A meet-up first is suggested to get to know each other and if this works out we can progress from there.

Our playlist at present is:

1. I can see clearly (ska version)
2. Who knew
3. Get it on
4. Bad moon rising
5. With or without you
6. Summer of 69
7. Wings
8. Twist and Shout
9. Achy breaky heart
10. Get lucky
11. Rocking all over the world
12. Zombie
13. Dakota
14. Harden my heart
15. Go your own way
16. All right now
17. Chasing cars
18. Get back
19. Weather with you
20. Hungry like the wolf
21. Maria
22. Heroes
23. Coz I luv you
24. Don't you forget about me
25. Nutbush city limits
26. Ride a white swan
27. Rocks
28. Don't stop believing
29. I love to boogie
30. Blue suede shoes/I'm ready
31. I'm not your fool anymore (own material - easy)

Finally get to play Wethersfield club!

The Notes are playing the Wethersfield Social Club on May 19th this year - the club address is:

     
     Wethersfield Club
     Old Mill Chase, 
     Wethersfield, Braintree,
     Essex CM7 4EB

Rehearsing new material whilst the weather is bad!

The band (Risky Notes) are rehearsing new material whilst this current spell of bad weather is upon us.

New numbers will include songs such as:

    T-Rex: I love to boogie
    T-Rex: Ride a white swan
    Journey: Don't stop believing
    Plus several new rock n roll numbers!

Risky Notes playing the Cliffs Pavilion!

The 'Notes' are playing the Maritime Room at the Cliffs Pavilion, 2nd November 2018 with support acts 'Hash-Tag' and 'Nicola Collis' and compered by Aris Papaioannou (Presenter 'Gateway to Rock' show Gateway 97.8 FM). The event is a charity rock night to raise money for SANDS Stillbirth & neonatal death charity.

Please support this worthwhile cause!

#rockthecliffs

Only 4 dates left for 2018!

The Notes (Risky Notes) only have four dates left for 2018 - this is owing to band member's busy schedules and family commitments.

The dates are:

• 17th February 2018
• 16th June 2018
• 6th October 2018
• 15th December 2018

Want to book the band? Give us a call on 07931 686057 or email steve@riskynotes.uk

Recording finished... Well almost...

Recording finished... Well almost...


The Notes side of the recording - the actual playing side is finished - the whole track is now in the hands of the very experience Dave Shalloe.

The release will be announced soon.

Happy Birthday Tony!

It is Tony (Guitarist)'s Birthday today and the rest of the band wish him a very happy Birthday!

New single release date - November 2017!

Risky Notes are releasing a new single in November 2017 - '"I'm not your fool anymore." Details of the launch will be posted soon and the single will be played at venues from November onwards.

Thank you for all those who have enquired about purchase - it will be widely available.

Bookings for 2018 coming in now! Don't delay!

We are currently taking bookings well in 2018 — please don't delay call us now on 07931 - 686057 or email: steve@riskynotes.uk

We are available for pubs, clubs, festivals, parties, weddings, and any function where you need a band that has a party atmosphere.

Contact us today for prices and availability!

Back on the air!

Risky Notes are again appearing on the 'Gateway to Rock' show with presenter Ari Pap on Gateway 97.8 FM radio at 7:00pm (GMT) 8th November 2017.

The last time the 'Notes' were on the show they performed 7 numbers LIVE and chatted with the host for over an hour. All the band loved it and can't wait to return. 

There is also the possibility that the station may cover a complete LIVE gig in the Basildon area later this year!

Back in the studio!

Risky Notes are again in the studio to record another track in October this year - the track is an original work. It will be released early November 2017.

On the Radio!

Risky Notes are on the 'Gateway to Rock' show on Gateway 97.8 FM Radio 7.00pm 16th August 2017 with show presenter Aris Papaioannou.

If you cannot tune in - you can hear the show online at Gateway's web site:


  https://www.gateway978.com

Back to the Ship!

We are back at the Ship on Friday 21st July 2017 — come along — say hi -— rock out!

We apologise for the loss of photographs on this site recently, sadly it was a problem created by the hosts and not the band. Hopefully there are some photographs in place and we shall attempt to restore those lost through this incident.

Thank you for your anticipated understanding.

Come along - rock out - say Hi!

Public performances 2017:

• 2nd June 2017 The Ship (Little Thurrock, Grays)
• 21st July 2017 The Ship (Little Thurrock, Grays)
• 19th August 2017 The White Hart (Grays, Essex)
• 21st October 2017 The Winged Horse (Basildon, Essex)
• 17th November 2017 The Ship (Little Thurrock, Grays)
• 23rd December 2017 The Winged Horse (Basildon, Essex)

Summer 2017 playlist!

1. I can see clearly (upbeat version)
2. Who knew
3. Get it on
4. Bad moon rising
5. With or without you
6. Summer of 69
7. Wings
8. Twist and Shout
9. Achy breaky heart
10. Get lucky
11. Rocking all over the world
12. Zombie

13. Dakota
14. Harden my heart
15. Go your own way
16. All right now
17. Chasing cars
18. Get back
19. Weather with you
20. Hungry like the wolf
21. Maria
22. Heroes
23. Coz I luv you
24. Don't you forget about me
25. Nutbush city limits
26. Rocks

Xmas Party at the Winged Horse, Luncies Road, Basildon, Essex

Yes! We are having a massive Xmas Party at the Winged Horse, Luncies Road, Basildon, Essex SS14 1SB and you're all invited. We intend to Rock Santa into a very Ho Ho Ho mood for the Festive season.

Join us - put the date in the diary:

         23rd December 2017

Be there - you'll love it!

Hear us on SoundCloud!

Hear us on SoundCloud!

Hear our rough recordings on SoundCloud:

https://soundcloud.com/risky-notes

These were recorded during rehearsals at Honywood Rehearsal room on amateur equipment just so we got a rough idea of how the song sounded — these are NOT professional recordings.

Do you have a video of us?

Do you have an iPhone video of us? If it is of usable quality, we'd love to use it on our web site and social media pages.

Simply email it to: steve@riskynotes.uk and we'll get it posted!