Red firstly played guitar on Don Walker's album "We're All Going To Die" before he released his own album "Hillbilly Heart" on Shock Records Australia and Demon Records in the UK. This album gained Red a couple of Independent Country Music wards and a Golden Guitar Nomination. His second album "Quarter Mile Down" produced by Joe Camilleri, was released in late '97 and sparked interest from acts such as You Am I and Southern Culture On The Skids, for whom he opened shows.
Red wrote two songs for Charlie Musselwhite's Grammy nominated album "Rough News" and co-wrote his current single "Road Train" with American Country Music Outlaw Dale Watson. The two met when Red opened Dale's show on an Australian tour last year and they wrote "Road Train" in the back of the tour van.
Red's third album "Low Down Twang" is out now on his own Autone label released through ABC Music/EMI. This is his toughest and best yet. Recorded as a three piece band, it is raw and honest, using a 4 watt goldentone amp for all the guitars. His band The Rocketones sound like a 50's jump combo sometimes, rocking the next. Red Rivers and his swinging band "The Rocketones" are touring extensively so you can catch them at a show near you.
"Hi Octane Hillbilly Boogie" - Tony Hillier RHYTHMS MAGAZINE
"Booming mix of Rhythm and Blues and Rockabilly" - Judy Eastman BEAT MAGAZINE
"Red's mix of vocal and upfront guitar remind me of Junior Brown" - Craig Baguley COUNTRY MUSIC PEOPLE (UK)
"Red Rivers is by far one of the most exciting live acts currently touring the Festival Curcuit. Absolutely rocking!!" - Malcom Russell ST KILDA FESTIVAL PROMOTER
"Red Rivers musical roots might lie in the Honky Tonk and Hillbilly venues of a different time and a different place, but his custom made authentic rhythm 'n' twang is unique in today's Australian Country Music Scene" - Richard Porteous
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NSW 2257 Australia
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