Band Of The Week

Established in 2014, These Wicked Rivers are Derby’s entry to the new wave of rock and roll that is sweeping across the United Kingdom. Drawing influences from the likes of Black Stone Cherry and Rival Sons, the band have made quite an impact since their inception with their brand of blues-infused modern rock steadily picking up plaudits for their gutsy live performances across the UK.

The ensemble received a slew of positive reviews for their debut EP "The Enemy" back in 2015, and followed it up with 2017’s "II", gaining them attention within the emerging New Wave of Classic Rock scene as well as airplay on Planet Rock radio. Debut album "Eden" was released in May 2020 and brought new levels of critical acclaim, landing a Classic Rock Magazine ‘High Hopes’ feature as well as a coveted ‘Track of the Week’ accolade.

On the live circuit the lads have forged an ever growing fan base through supports with the likes of Massive Wagons, Those Damn Crows and Kris Barras, as well playing stand-out performances at festivals such as Planet Rockstock, Steelhouse Festival and Stonedead Festival.

The band embarked on their first full UK tour in September 2021, taking their trademark 'Grandma's Living Room' stage set to the far corners of the UK to a rapturous reception. With a calendar rapidly filling in anticipation of Eden's follow up (due early 2023) including a 23 date UK tour with Hayseed Dixie just announced, the band is sure to be rolling into a town near you very soon!
Latest singles "Lonely Road" and "Testify" was released in the autumn of 2022.
John Hartwell - lead vocals and rhythm guitar,
Arran Day - lead guitar
Sam Williams - bass
Dan Southall - drums.

Previous Band Of The Week

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“Life sucks, but in a beautiful kind of way.”
Axl Rose
“One time we saw some hookers but when we got closer we realized it was Motley Crue.”
James Hetfield
“Jazz, isn’t that just a series of mistakes diguised as musical composition?”
David St. Hubbins
“A kid once said to me “Do you get hangovers?” I said, “To get hangovers you have to stop drinking.”
Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister
“We believed that anything that was worth doing was worth overdoing.”
Steven Tyler
“I could never quite understand cocaine, you can’t get a hard on, you can’t sleep and you grind your teeth, what the fuck is good about that?”
Jon Bon Jovi
“I’d rather be dead than cool.”
Kurt Cobain
"If It Ain't Gonna Rock It Ain't Gonna Roll"
Mike Tramp