Here & Now
Paul Finnerty's Riff Raff Band is a highly versatile group of musicians playing a contemporary / traditional style of jazz, the band always features a singer who is usually Pat Powell. The bands repertoire is about nine hours long. This band is a jazz band and plays all the standards from the twenty's through to playing their own originals. The band is normally a seven piece but plays regularly as a quartet, also if you need a Dixie style of band Paul can also arrange a band from a quartet to a full seven piece. Paul formed Riff Raff after playing with the late great Tom Baker for over twenty years. Other than playing the traditional style Paul decided to incorporate a professional singer and play all the standards, featuring the guitar and having a more modern feel. Paul has toured with Tom in Europe, Canada & the U.S. on numerous occasions . The last time Paul toured was with the Geoff Bull Band to Norway, Sweden & Japan. These are some of the tunes that we play. As Time Goes By, Amour, Ain't Misbehaven, Autumn Leaves, Anytime, A Night In Tunisia, A Foggy Day, Anniversary Song, All Of Me, 'A' Train, Blue Hawaii, Beginning To See The Light, Black & Tan Fantasy, Birth Of The Blues, Bye Bye Black Bird, Blue Monk, Basin St Blues, Blowin Country, Blue Skies, Blue Berry Hill, Body & Soul, Black & Blue, Blue Bossa, Bernies Tune, Black Orpheus, C'est Si Bon, Caravan, Careless Love, Dr Jazz, Deep Purple, Exactly Like You, Fly Me To The Moon, Georgia, Games People Play, Glory land, Hold Me, Home, Have You Met Miss Jones, Honeysuckle Rose, I'll Get By, It Don't Mean A Thing, I'm In The Mood For Love, I'm Yours, I'm Walking, I'm In The Market, I'm Confessing, Indiana, In Walked Bud, I'm Getting Sentimental, I Can't Get Started, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down, I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me, It Had To Be You, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, I Ain't Got Nobody, I Cover The Waterfront, Just You Just Me, Kiss To Build A Dream On, Lullaby Of Birdland, Lover Come Back, Lady Is A Tramp, Linger A While, Lester Leaps In, Lover Man, Lilly Of The Valley, Moanin, Mortens Swing, My Little Blue Suede Shoes, My Foolish Heart, Mercy Mercy Mercy, Misty, Night & Day, Nature Boy, Once In A While, Over The Rainbow, Out Of Nowhere, Precious Lord, Pennies From Heaven, Please Don't Talk About Me, Peace In The Valley, Red Sails In The Sunset, Rosetta, Proud Mary, Sunny, St Louis Blues, St James Infirmary, Stars Fell On Alabama, Stomping At The Savoy, Satin Doll, Shine, Stardust, Sweet Lorain, Secret Love, Straight No Chaser, Sweet Georgia Brown, Sunny Side Of The Street, Sleepy Time Down South, Slow Boat To China, Struttin With Some BBQ, That Old Feeling, The Girl From Ipanema, The Shadow Of You Smile, Take Five, There'll Never Be Another You, The Nearness Of You, Things Ain't What They Used To Be, Undecided, Up The Lazy River, What A Difference A Day Made, Watch What Happens, Wave, Watermelon Man, When I Fall In Love, We'll You Needn't, Work Song, Whispering, Where or When, Walkin, You Do Something To Me, You Are The Sunshine Of My Life, You Go To My Head, You Belong To Me, Yesterday.