live and in person... 14/02 CHELT, 15/02 LEEDS, 16/02 SOTON, 17/02 SWIN, 18/02 LDN

Thursday, 20 December 2012

The RSP squad rotation system

Firstly, a big thanks to everyone who has come out to see us on our 'Catcher' dates, there were certainly more ups than downs, which is always an achievement for us.

I wanted to explain our squad rotation system - I know it surprises and even amazes some people that we can play with a constantly changing line-up, but here's how it works....

Back: Pauly
Middle: Joel, Nelly, Elliott, Kelv
Front: Whynto, Kyle, Ochs

I write the music and then the 'original' line-up arranges the songs (Nelly, Paul, Ochs, Elliott, Kelv and I). Nelly produces the record at the studio now owned by Whynto (who also put a huge amount of time into editing and engineering the latest album.) Because RSP started as a side-project, many of the boys have other band commitments and some of them have young children, so we usually can't play with the whole 'original' line-up.

So, I'm the only band member who has done every RSP gig. If Ochs can't play bass then either Whynto or Joel can step in and do that. If Elliott can't drum then Whynto or Joel can step in and do that too (yes, they can both drum and bass the whole set - impressive!) If Nelly can't play guitar then Ochs moves up to guitar and somebody else steps in on bass (trivia: Ochs actually drummed on the recording of Real Cool Hand that was on the Frank Turner split 7".) There are other permutations but I'm sure you get the idea by now. Special mention also must go out to the 'one gig wonders' - Andi, who has drummed one set, and Jazzy Joe, who took on Pauly's trumpet/keys role for one gig. In vest, flip flops and pink shades.

It's not an ideal situation but I absolutely love it. We don't ever make any money from being a band, so this arrangement allows us to keep it going and still be able to fulfil live commitments. Plus, only a true fan can say that they've seen every single RSP member live - it's a bit like train spotting.

Before I go, two shows to tell you about: we are supporting our buddy Frank Turner in Manchester on New Year's Eve (alas, sold out) and on January 26th we are playing our 'Cool Hand Luke' album in full in Cambridge with accompanying visuals from the film. We can't wait.

Merry Christmas, here's to a happy 2013

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Cancellations, final 2013 shows, videos


We've been out plugging 'Catcher' for a few months and it has been great fun so far. Due to a few venue problems beyond our control we have had a couple of our upcoming shows cancelled (Devizes, Cheltenham), but we will continue to rock our way through our remaining four shows, which are:

09/11 - The London Unity, Brighton - free acoustic set - FB EVENT
17/11 - Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading - w/ Ben Marwood - FB EVENT TICKETS
18/11 - The Windmill, Brixton - w/ Ben Marwood - FB EVENT TICKETS
01/12 - Royal Park Cellars, Leeds - w/ Charlie Barnes - FB EVENT

We'd love to see you at one of those. Here are a few things we've done on tour recently.... enjoy xx

Monday, 29 October 2012


Hi all,

Apologies if you were hoping to see us in Cheltenham on Nov 16, this show has been cancelled by the promoter. Sorry, we will be back there one day.

Friday, 12 October 2012


Hi all,

You can celebrate our new album 'The Catcher in the Rye' by sporting Holden Caulfield's time-honoured catchphrase on your chest. Hit the t-shirt image to get over to our site, where there are also other bits of merch available:

Or you can save on the postage by coming to see us on tour, where all merch will also be available. Dates over on the right.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

The Catcher in the Rye

Hello everyone,

"Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody"

Luckily I disagree with Holden Caulfield's closing words from my favourite book, so here we go.....




Yes, 'The Catcher in the Rye' will be released on October 15th. You can pre-order it through our lovely label Xtra Mile Recordings HERE, where you can also preview all tracks. I'd strongly recommend supporting independent labels while they still exist, so get on that.

If you prefer, however, the itunes link is HERE, Amazon HERE. Or better still, why not buy it from us in person...


We'd love to see you at one of our live shows, which are listed on the live link over there >>>>>>

Please note that some will be a stripped-down acoustic RSP and some will be full-band rocking RSP shows.  All will be awesome though. Can't wait to see you there.

Finally, the best way to keep up with all things RSP related is to follow us on the facebooks or the twitters, if you're into that kind of thing.

That's all for now. See you soon.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Album is in the can...

Hi folks,

So the album is now in the hands of those lovely folk over at Xtra Mile Recordings, ready for release this September of October (news on that soon.) It was mastered by Jason Wilcock at Stakeout Studios, it has 14 tracks and it lasts 38 minutes. We're very, very proud of it. More soon x

That photo was taken by the brilliant Ben Morse, by the way.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Progress update....

We're so close to finishing the new record I can taste it. In the meantime - here's a live track of a new song entitled 'The Wicker Bar' which hopefully lands on the correct side of the scrappy/endearing border:

And here we are in the studio getting the bloody thing recorded:

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

New shows...

Hi everyone,

Hope you've been keeping well. I am delighted to announce some new RSP shows. Most of these are FULL BAND which excites me more than you will know. We can't wait to unleash the new material properly. Here are the details:

31/03/12 - London, Wilmington Arms (afternoon acoustic set for BLAND AID)
31/03/12 - Portsmouth, The Loft (supporting BEATAMAX)
06/04/12 - London, Camden Wheelbarrow
17/04/12 - Southampton, Joiners (acoustic, w/ Chris TT)
06/05/12 - Portsmouth, Edge of the Wedge

There will, of course, be much more to be announced around Summer time, when I expect the new album will be out. Hope to see you soon.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Hello 2012 - New RSP material, couple o gigs

Hello everyone,

A very short announcement for today; we have recorded all the drums and bass for the new RSP album, it has around 15 tracks and is coming along nicely. Very exciting to be back recording again.

I'll be trying out some of the new songs in an acoustic setting in February, with a stripped-down RSP line-up in the following wonderful establishments:

Feb 10 - BRIGHTON - The London Unity
Feb 27 - LONDON - Amersham Arms

Come along and say hi maybe? These should be fun.