Welcome to the Official Rough Red Site
Formed way back in the mid-1990s, Rough Red’s iconic brand of contemporary folk music has been heard throughout the world for the past several decades, courtesy of seven European tours and constant radio airplay on the continent and back home here in Australia.
Unashamedly Australian in its music-making, the best description the band has ever read to describe its particular brand of folk-rock, is this one from a Sydney music magazine early in their career –
“If The Pogues met Weddings, Parties, Anything in the strange netherworld of musical description, there would either be a massive piss-up or an all-in-brawl. Or, the Brisbane band Rough Red would emerge, solid, celtic and dagnabbit funky, with an Emerald heart and a brawny Aussie exterior.”
The tyranny of distance, with members all living in different parts of the country, together with their various solo and other musical projects, means that the band rarely gets together to play these days. But their music lives on.
Here you can order Rough Red CDs or buy their music via all the digital download services. You can also buy the music from all their solo projects and other bands. We have a totally secure credit card system of ordering.
Or you can check out the band’s numerous videos via their You Tube channel, you can read all the nice things the press has said about them over the years, or you can scan through their photo catalogue.
Rough Red never says “never” about getting together to play again, or indeed to make new music. You’ll just have to keep visiting the web site to keep up with the news….