Red’s all the rage as George joins Riff Raff

August 28 2015

BRISTOL’S mayor was treated to a special performance from Riff Raff choir last month.

BRISTOL’S mayor was treated to a special performance from Riff Raff choir last month.

The a cappella rock and pop choir, which has members from Bishopston, took to the streets in Bristol’s Old City as part of the Make Sunday Special event.

Riff Raff sang a range of songs including ‘Counting Stars’ by One Republic, ‘Royals’ by Lorde, ‘Somebody to Love’ by Queen and ‘La Isla Bonita’ by Madonna.

Mayor George Ferguson was one of many who stopped to listen to the group. The crowd even demanded an encore, which the choir was all too pleased to provide.

Riff Raff used the opportunity to raise funds for the Nepali Children’s Trust to support those affected by the recent devastating earthquake.

The choir was formed in March 2010, with an open door policy – no auditions, and no sheet music – making it accessible to all. Its ethos is that anyone can sing, given the right guidance.

The choir will next be appearing during October’s Festival of Song in Bristol and is putting together an exciting programme for its concert at the Colston Hall in July next year.

Riff Raff choir