Live Music: Blues / Rock in Northern Ireland
In the meantime, we will be continuing to perform live and focusing on getting bigger gigs in the main centres such as Belfast, Dublin and maybe even further afield: watch this site and/or join our mailing list to be kept informed. We hope to see you at one of our gigs in the near future. If you like smokey, almost calescent, vocals, towering guitar solos and virtuoso playing, then give us a try: we think you'll love Riff Diamond.
If you can’t get to any of our gigs, you can still get to hear our music through the albums and tracks available for digital download or in physical CD or vinyl LP form: just visit our web Shop on this site to see what is on offer.
Classics & New Creations
Most of our songs are originals that we write ourselves, but we also do a few covers (always with our own Riff Diamond twist) and new versions of classic songs. Our repertoire ranges from early blues through to 1960s and 1970s classic blues and on to modern innovations with guitar themes that variously show influences of Hendrix-style pyrotechnics, Gilmour-esque subtlety, Clapton-style emotion and SRV’s electrifying energy to name a few.
Our songs explore a wide range of themes, but we are firmly rooted in the blues tradition, so most of our lyrics are about life, heartbreak, soul-searching and troubles.
We're not here to make a statement and there are no gimmicks or wacky styles – just great music played by talented musicians.
Brought Together by Music
You don't often hear this kind of music these days, but it has a broad appeal and music fans of all ages connect with our sound. Audiences love the musical virtuosity on display and we have performed for everyone from teenagers to people in their 80s. Even within the band, there's a wide range of ages and musical tastes. Our youngest member is 15 while our oldest is 42, but everyone is united in their love of music and, hey, the blues recognises no boundaries...