It's a powerhouse band of contrasts, subtleties, humour, and the agility to go from full rampage to  whisper in a heartbeat.

"This was my first RPR show, and I marvelled at the talent and versatility on stage....Go see RPR the next chance you get." Jesse Wilkinson, Rrampt, April 2017

It's that combination of vigour, poignancy and personality upon which RPR's reputation is built: arresting music, stories, laughter - and some astonishing vocal harmonies.

"Their performance Saturday was a joyous occasion... loud, vibrant and exciting... at times with roaring vigour at others with sparse intensity, creating many moods...songs with great depth, full of humour, pathos and love." The Beat Magazine, Mar 11, 2013

Rob Ritchie (keyboards), Al Parrish (bass) and Steve Ritchie (guitars) were around in the old days when Tanglefoot won Best Vocal Group at the 2007 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Nowdays, with percussionist and singer/songwriter Beaker Granger completing the whole, the focus is broader and the musical palette more varied.

The vocal harmonies are powerfully evident as ever, as is the energy, the finely-honed songwriting, the penchant for humour and the twinkling eyes.

RPR's new album Longview is now available for order on our Merch Page. It will be available for digital download from CD Baby and iTunes beginning April 15. 

Upcoming Gigs

  • Mar 30
    Kingston Road United Church,  Scarborough
  • Apr 26
    The Minstrel Concert Series,  Morristown
  • Apr 27
    Sounding Board,  West Hartford
  • Jul 10
    Arts On The Bay,  Pointe au Baril
  • Jul 13
    Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts,  State College