The Ripps

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The Ripps in 2010

The Ripps are an English alternative pop punk band from Coventry that formed in 2003.[1] The band is made up of six members: Patch Lagunas (vocals, rhythm guitar), Raul Lagunas (lead guitar, backing vocals), Alan Ferguson (bass), Phil Cox (drums) Terry Muttitt (keys/synth) and Lolly Macintosh.[2] The updated line up was formed in 2009 after previous drummer Rachel Butt left the then 3 piece band.

Biography[edit]

Patch and Raul Lagunas, brothers whose parents escaped political persecution from General Pinochet in Chile, bring in Alan Ferguson, Phil Cox, Terry Muttitt and Lolly McIntosh to complete the new line-up. In 2009 they were invited to support The Specials on their UK tour and were invited to play for the British Embassy in Kuwait in October 2009. 2010 saw the band furiously writing and perfecting the new line-up ready for recording. During summer 2010 they have had extensive play on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire and BBC television. They have recently been used in adverts for the Channel 5 TV network. They have been continuing the spell of gigs. New material has been recorded ready to release in mid-2011. The band were featured in the stage show "Too Much Pressure" at the Belgrade Theatre in early 2011, writing and providing the music. They now are preparing for a tour and readying themselves for the album release. .[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Long live the Ripps (2007)
  • Heartbreaks and Hangovers(2012)

Singles[edit]

  • Loco (2007)
  • Vandals (2007)
  • Holiday (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ The Ripps on Myspace. Retrieved on 12 October 2008.
  3. ^ [2][dead link]