Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats
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Voted the # 1 Rock N Roll band in WNC by Mountain Xpress Magazine 2015, 2016 and 2017
“The band creates tight, concise, funky-but-riff-happy songs that are heavy on catchy hooks and singalong choruses.” – Vincent Harris, Greenville SC Journal
“Scotchie’s vocals adhere to a classic blues style complete with the occasional shouts that would make James Brown proud” – Ted Kendrick, Asheville Current
Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats formed in Asheville NC as a street busking project in late 2011. Revered for their high energy live shows, dynamic musicianship & Scotchie’s larger than life stage presence, the band has continued to craft their hard driving style of rock n roll and are dedicated to building their musical family.
Consistent studio recordings, year round touring, earnest songwriting & sharing show bills with legends such as Sonny Landreth, Blind Boys of Alabama, Drivin N Cryin and Bettye Lavette has made Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats one of the industry’s fastest growing rock n roll bands.