The RPJ Band were flown out to play a very special gig for internet giants IFS.
The Venue for this event was the incredible ‘W’ hotel in the beautiful city of Barcelona.
The band left the drizzle of London and swapped it for the sun kissed beach of Barcelona, and all of the band were united in their praise for The ‘W’ hotel,…quite simply the best, most contemporary yet ultra cool hotel in the world.
The RPJ boys were joined on this gig by the incredible artist Newton Faulkner, who was nothing short of amazing… armed simply with a guitar and a foot pedal operated bass drum and a beautiful voice he enthralled the multinational audience with stunning renditions of his songs and was the perfect pre-cursor to The RPJ Band.
The Boys took to the stage and within seconds the dance floor was full and a fantastic gig ensued, the RPJ boys ripped through song after song and had all the room completely Rocking.
The event Organiser tweeted this mid set:
” The RPJ Band are raising the roof off the W Hotel late into the night!,…they are a force of nature!, people dancing everywhere!”
Rick the RPJ’s front-man having realised that the room was made up of mostly European delegates was speaking in fluent German (yes we were impressed too!), and somewhat broken Swedish to the crowd!…ensuring that everyone was on side, and no one felt left out.
The amazing thing about this gig was that the crowd never stopped jumping and singing the whole way through!…and the band played over 2hrs and following 3 encores finally left the stage utterly shattered!
Dave Commented ” That was incredible,…a totally euphoric evening!…we played like demons the whole set and the crowd were brilliant all the way through!”
A very tired but elated band boarded the plane back to the UK but something tells me it wont be long until The RPJ Band are back……
The RPJ Band organised an event industry networking evening in conjunction with London’s hottest new music venue ‘Under The Bridge’ and the R and R Agency.
Rachel Gretton Director of the UK’s most innovative Entertainments Agency and Joanne Hunter at Chelsea FC, couldn’t have expected the simply incredible amount of event industry professionals that came along,…over 450 of the UK’s most influential, agencies, bookers, event planners, international brand managers, company directors and many more Event industry professionals from all over the country packed into the beautiful venue to sample the food, the ambiance and some sterling performances from some of the R and R agencies brilliant Roster.
Attendees were treated to cocktails, food, more cocktails! and then performances from Oliver Darley, whose dulcet tones set the tone for an amazing evening.
The RPJ Band then took to the stage, and did what they did best,..rocked the house down!… and even at an event attended by event professionals the dance floor was jumping!…Rick commented ” what a simply incredible evening, some of the most influential people in event land and some of the worlds biggest brands were here tonight,…and everyone was jumping dancing and singing,…utterly awesome, thanks must go to Rachel and Joanna on creating London’s best Event Networking evening!”
To finish the night The R and R agency had the beautiful DJ Lora rock the house down with her glamorous djing style.
The RPJ Band were honored to be a part of such a great evening and look forward to doing it again soon!
The RPJ Band Uk’s best Party Rock and awards band were very happy when Radisson hotels called and asked them to be the headline act at their hugely prestigious ‘Edwards’ Awards.
The venue was the incredibly luxurious Radisson Edwardian Heathrow, and the theme, yes you guessed it was ‘Alice in Wonderland’….now a theme in general is followed slightly, however The folks at Radisson never do anything by halves and my word did they embrace the theme…
There was a 10 ft Alice, Bunny rabbits with clocks, the scariest mad hatter we ave ever seen and thats before we saw the stage, which was fully covered in grass with mushrooms sprouting out from each size and a huge Cheshire cat grinning down on the band…utterly amazing!
The Band were cheered onto the stage all dressed as a Mad Hatter ensemble, and then launched into a truly crazy high energy set….the guest might not have all been wearing hats but they were certainly mad!!!
After 1 hr 50 minutes of high energy classics mingled with rocked up pop and clever mash-ups the RPJ boys left the stage to chants of ‘WE WANT MORE, WE WANT MORE’…Rick commented ‘ Well it was a first to play on a grass stage!, and what an audience!,…they cheeered us when we went on stage and chanted for us when we went off,…what a great night, we love Radisson!”
The RPJ Band and management look forward to a long relationship with Radisson hotels and we are already looking forward to the next event we play for them.
The RPJ Band were asked to perform at a very special fundraising ball in Warwickshire, but rather than us tell you about the night,….here’s what the organiser and all round inspirational fellow Tony Lewis had to say:
This was a Black tie Ball for “353…” in Warwick, 280 guests, of all ages, raising money and spirits and remembering the service, dedication and sacrifice of the Parachute Regiment, especially the loss of Conrad Lewis … “you know who you need to close this years Ball (says Nigel Conrad’s Godfather and WRG Director) let’s ask Rick and the boys of the RPJ band to close the night”. What a combination, and how inspired, the band agreed to play and were truly magnificent, throwing everything they had into a gig that began to mean as much to them as it did to us, a truly great 90 minute set of songs that had everyone on the floor, for the entire night.
Many compliments, facebook posts, Tweets and bookings for next year, later and we were all delighted that Rick and the boys could support us. “was I really dancing to Ricks version of smells like teen spirit at the end of the night”, says a 45 year old Managing Director …… of course you were, this is the 353 ball, our motto is “Get Busy living”, The band knew what that meant, played in that spirit and the audience knew how they were to respond, Brilliant night, thanks to you all and see you again we hope. Tony Lewis, father and Trustee.
It was an honor sir. x