Saturday 18 February 2023

Papa Roach

Caught up with Andrew Roachford MBE at the Rescue Rooms this week. I last saw him over 10 years ago at The Bodega when I reviewed the gig for the paper and, I can honestly say, I'd almost forgotten just how amazing he is. From the moment he walked on stage to when he departed 90 minutes later he was pulling quality songs out of his arse left, right and centre. And he was having a ball. As was everyone in the room - a few of which (me included) were at his first ever Nottingham gig at Rock City 35 years ago. Where does the time go?


Roachford - Kathleen (1988)


  1. My curiosity was piqued when you posted gig photos on Twitter. I know very little of Roachford’s music beyond the ubiquitous hit, This Generation and a smattering of other songs from the first two albums. Looking forward to hearing more, sounds like a great night.

  2. He's definitely worth a detour, K. 'Cuddly Toy' and 'Family Man' are the two that most people know, but he's so much more than that. If he's in your area you should really try and scope him out!