But onwards with a little bit about the foursome and their band, Dirty Harrys. The band is made up of: Raff, Marley, Walker and George. Apparently Raff and Marley were womb buddies even born in the same room (different dates) and have been playing music together since childhood. They met George at school and another school friend introduced them to Walker at a rehearsal and the band was born one and a half years ago. While they can all play impressively well with Raff taking the lead on vocals and guitar, they all hands down declared that it is George, their bassist, who is the true musician. You can definitely tell there is a true camaraderie among the guys and numerous interjections and side jabs were exchanged during the time we shared with them.
|Raff on guitar/vocals|
Their latest single, Kendrick, is available to listen on SoundCloud and they are currently working on their first EP.
Asked about their creative process, the guys insist it is a group effort. For their most recent number, Raff and Marley came up with the music (with Raff putting together the melody) and Walker wrote the lyrics before George was allowed to let loose and write the bass line which all the guys praised him on.
And a unique group it was when they opened the Hinterland Sound Launch at Proud Camden. Raff took to the mic and even though he had a sore throat and raspy speaking voice, you would never have known from his singing voice which was (surprisingly for a teenage rock singer) clear, smooth and pleasant. As a band, they played well together and it was nice to see Walker on drums and George on bass were not lost in the background with Walker even having the opportunity to introduce one of their numbers. The crowd certainly loved their music tapping their feet and bobbing their heads to the catchy beat.
|Walker introducing their song|
|Raff and Marley|
Thanks to Johnny Kidd for the comp ticket and arranging the interview. My opinions however are all my own.
|Raff and Marley|