The British indie outfit Rila’s Edge’s humble beginnings can be accredited to a bundle pack of low-quality microphones, a four-track interface and the pure youthful enthusiasm of two lifelong friends Alfie Harris and Charlie Kennedy. This drive and passion lead the pair to pursue music at college, where they met Ollie Hedin whilst sneaking out for a cigarette on the first day of term. With their musical tastes perfectly reflected in this young Kooks-Esque looking chap from Essex and shared fandom of the likes of The Strokes, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Libertines and Tame Impala, the trio gravitated together and began writing immediately.
Within a matter of months, the three met bassist Rorie Williams. He became the fourth member of the band, later to be replaced with George Maclean. Rorie’s background in music predominantly fell into the funk genre which aided further exploration of other musical pathways and pulled the band closer together rhythmically. George, on the other hand, came from a more grunge/ rock background which he managed to splice his extensive library of influence with some of Rorie’s funk playing, shaping and moulding the overall sound into what it is today.
The ‘indie prince’ Jacob Green and long-time friend of the group later became the last piece of the puzzle, thickening their live sound and helping to complete the group dynamic.
Having ‘officially’ formed back in 2015 the group have been writing and working on their craft throughout the years with guidance from a number of mentors, producers and musicians including one former ‘Prodigy’ member Keiron Pepper, and ‘Neon Island’s’ Carlos De Los Santos. Since then the lads have performed a multitude of sold-out shows at The Camden Assembly, Boileroom, Tooting Tram, Social and the Bedford Arms to name a few. Their debut single will release early 2020 followed by a string of catchy, punchy and crisp singles throughout the year.
Alfie Harris - Lead Vocals
Ollie Hedin - Guitar
Jacob Green - Guitar
George Maclean - Bass
Charlie Kennedy - Drums