Hurray For The Riff Raff

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HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF is rated 4.428571428571429 out of 5 by 7.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One on a list of only a few this probably ranks top I travelled over from Belfast especially for this gig and i was totally blown away with the live set. An exceptional lyricist and what an amazing voice. The band were awesome. I will see them again somewhere in the world.
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not enough people have heard of Hurray For The Riff Raff. Not enough people have heard of Hurray For The Riff Raff. The band from New Orleans opened its latest overseas tour in The Globe, Cardiff to a couple of hundred fans who clearly appreciated and loved their roots music, a mixture of American folk, blues, country, bluegrass … you name it - all the music forms that have seeded in and grown across the Southern States of the USA. I had travelled across the river from Bristol to see them, to tick them off my bucket list. I wanted to see them so bad. The band is fronted by singer/songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra who sang each song with true feeling for the lyrics, never over-reaching or resorting to vocal histrionics, and they played with a great respect for music traditions. Lee Segarra has one of the richest voices on the scene right now, and her songs come at you from a modern, feminist perspective. We get laments for the victims of racial hatred and pleas for women’s rights, not exactly the usual subjects for these traditionally conservative music genres. The set list consisted of some early songs, some recent ones, and a few new ones off a much-anticipated new album due out in a few months’ time. Lee Segarra was beautifully supported by her 4-piece band, although there was no appearance from violinist Yosi Pearlstein (has he left the band?), instead his strings contribution was picked up a crystal-clear lead guitar that added a new dimension to some of the familiar songs. My only quibble would be that the keyboards were not sufficiently amplified and got lost in the mix. HFTRR may be one of the best bands in the world right now, and judging from the reception given by others in the audience I may not be alone in this opinion. They really should be playing to far bigger crowds than this. Not enough people have heard them play. I must mention the support act, The People The Poet, a local band from Pontypridd, whose dark anthems of youthful introspection and despair are worth checking out.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hurray For The Riff Raff: A Privilege On July 4th, Hurray for the riff raff landed at the musician in Leicester, and this highly talented band (and perhaps one of the best kept secrets from the US music scene) made a few new fans who discovered their music over a year ago now - extremely happy. Headed up by the velvet voiced Alynda Lee Segarra, they put a new spin on some of their catalogue - as the acoustically charged songs (usually accompanied by fiddle and also double bass) were electrified and amplified with a new bluesy vibe. This newer 'body electric' of songs still had all their mercurial charm, sensitivity and passion in abundance. Alynda still clung on to her acoustic for most of the set - and it's clear to see that she is entwined with that instrument as is her soul, voice and her unique ability to story tell. However; one of the most poignant moments was the reworking of the classic Daniella...where the volume was cranked up, lifting it to newer grandiose proportions - and Alynda grasped the microphone solely to devastating effect. The reworking of the exemplary catalogue they have built up over the past few years was almost akin to when Dylan 'went electric' back in the sixties...and you can draw a parallel in other respects. As Dylan was a spokesman for his generation, Alynda and Hurray for the riff raff are spokeswomen for this generation. They are advocates of the human being and its postmodern form - and rightly champion the rights of today's divergent sexualities and women. These are not protest songs persae - they are like the best 'folk' songs in the most honest tradition of the genre, they tell the story of people in time and context. If you have not had the chance to listen - I insist you to do so, and better still see them live. The stagecraft and well worn professionalism they now boast is testament to the hard work, dedication and spirit the band have distilled in the past few years. They were on it. They nailed it. They made me and my friends who travelled many a mile to see them feel truly blessed. Hurray for the riff raff.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A real tonic I was surprised enough to see that this band were playing in the UK-their most fervent fan would admit that their profile here is not massive-but the chance to see them in Cardiff could not be refused. They were excellent, playing a varied selection from their back catalogue and several songs from their next album, due out 'in the winter'.So, something to look forward to other than freezing cold weather then, as all the new songs were very good. They gained a well-deserved encore, and included in it 'People Talkin' ' by Lucinda Williams, which was well-received by a knowledgable audience( I presume the bloke I overheard saying 'I only came 'cos I thought they were a Swansea City tribute band' was joking). Their performance was especially laudable as they'd only been in the country a day, and every one of the five band members shone at various times.In short, if you get the chance to see them, do so.
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect 10 The band are so good live a really great night I just cant wait till they come back to the U.K.....thanks for a brilliant gig
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A legend in the making This is my favourite band and the first time I have seen them live; they did not disappoint... Brilliant. Simply brilliant
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from What A Noise! First time at The Globe in Cardiff, last time at The Globe in Cardiff!
Date published: 2016-06-30
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