River Knight Talks of the Scenario's Like Covid and Music!

Combining the likes of melodic, acoustic, indie, pop, rock and folk influence comes the band RIVER KNIGHT. They have their debut album "Grow", and a video of the song called "She Came Round". But not only are those releases out but the band is always writing all new music including currently with a follow-up album expected real soon. The band talks of their music and current covid-19 scenario. 

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Formed in 2017 through mates hanging out and having jams. Darren Knight (guitars and vocals) started writing songs as a form of therapy after the passing of his wife Steph. Song writing became his way of not holding everything within. He asked long time friend and past bandmate Stone River (lead vocals) to join him on the songs. These jam sessions soon turned into performing for friends in Darren’s front room which in turn lead to gigging in pubs and venues in Southampton, Portsmouth and London, topped off with a slot at Victorious Festival 2019. Then Covid happened. So throughout lockdown, instead of gigging they sank their teeth into recording their songs. Darren had moved into the house of a good friend of the band, Jez Ross-Clyne, and in that house was a recording studio. So using that along with the recording facilities at Stone’s they were able to record their debut album – GROW. River Knight released GROW to the digital world on 25th June 2021 and have played a couple of festivals with more to come.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Nothing inspired. Quite simply the surnames of the band members.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Southampton, UK. Plenty of bands of multiple genres and venues, pretty thriving. Big Daddy Rap Beast, 60th Parallel, Georgie, South Coast Ghosts, Jimmy B and the Death Rattles

4. How would you describe your style?

Melodic acoustic indie pop with a rock and folk influence.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

The album "GROW" is the only music release from River Knight thus far. The band would hope that anyone listening can connect with the music and feel the flow so they can expect to be taken on a journey. There is also an indie video for their song She Came Round.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

River Knight are continually writing new music. The 2nd album is already written and they will be recording it in the near future.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

In 2021 River Knight have been mainly doing festival shows in the UK, with Wickham, Wildfest and Victorious coming up in August 2021.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

They will keep writing songs, keep playing gigs and gain friends along the way. Loving every second of it, and if people like it then who knows? River Knight don’t really plan but just take it as it comes.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Social media:

River Knight | Facebook

River Knight (@riverknight2018) • Instagram photos and videos

River Knight (@RiverKnight2018) / Twitter

River Knight - YouTube



Apple Music

YouTube Music

Amazon Music





River Knight - Spinnup

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

River Knight would like people that hear their songs for the first time to find something that resonates with them. They’d like people to engage with the lyrics, embrace the hooks and have them stuck in their heads for days. In a good way.

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