Yes folks, Riff Raff’s very own Ian Andrews recently won a competition on Absolute Radio.
Not sure what the question was. Probably something to do with how to get rid of rat infestations or wasps nests or something equally as cryptic to the average punter !
But, what was the prize ? Well, as it happens, there were two parts to the prize up for grabs. The first part of the prize was a shiny new Squier Stratocaster guitar ( by Fender – well, that’s what it says on Squier guitars as far as I’m aware and I thought it best to quote it here to avoid upsetting anyone in the Fender organisation with regard to their copyright regulations … just to be on the safe side you understand ), followed by the second part of the prize, which was time in a recording studio for a recording session. Not yer usual bog standard Rehearsal session !
I think you’ll agree, these prizes certainly beat a Jackanory pencil and a Blue Peter badge – in my book anyway. Not so sure if it’s better than a knee in the temple and a dagger up the … anyway, there’s only one way to find out … ! Ably assisted by his son Paul and Riff Raff John, I’m sure one of Ian’s own compositions would have been a prime consideration to record – or perhaps his favourite Des O’Connor number ? ! ( He doesn’t really do Des O’Connor stuff, I’m just casting aspersions ! )
So, Ian having got his hands on his new Strat, was whisked off with Paul and John to the studio, presumably at a secret hidden location somewhere in the London area – presumably !
I have to say, I’m looking forward to hearing what they got down on tape. Oh, it’s all digital now isn’it ? !
In the meantime, here are some pictures from the recording session for you to enjoy.
( See also, the Riff Raff page. )