Originally formed in 1979 The Rifffs managed to capture the imagination of the youth sub culture of that time by actively performing their renowned Live concerts as well as securing a record deal with a UK independent record company, ‘Alternative Music’ in the 80s with their hit single , ‘Dance Music for the 80’s Depression’. Fast forward to today and still retaining 3 original core members and a revamped line up, the band are still treating their fans to exiting news breaking new grounds also invited to prestigious music festivals around the world.
Following 2 full length albums and a string of namely ‘Jack the Ripper’, ‘Moonstomp’, ‘ Whole Lot of money ‘, ‘Start the revolution’ as well as their collaboration with legendary Neville Staple from The Specials , who is well known as the original Rude Boy the band are currently in the recording studio working on new songs with the first single to be released in May.
The Rifffs are truly a legendary act, some might even say amongst the best and respected SKA bands in the world. We are truly honoured to have The Rifffs have their first show at Earth Garden after a sabbatical of 3 years.