Meet The Band

The Rocky River members who toured Europe in 2004
came from all around Australia.
Here is the brand new line-up for 2007.
  Annie is one of the band's co-founders. She  is the 'up-front' person on stage and is one of Australia's best dance callers. The percussion instruments she plays include lagerphone, bodhran, teponatzli and washboard. Annie also plays guitar, mandolin and hurdy-gurdy!
Annie Thornton
The other co-founder, Pete plays button accordion and anglo concertina and is the main organiser and contact person for Rocky River. He also runs the South Coast Folk Club and when not performing he can be found at one of Adelaide's many sessions.
Peter Thornton
Peter is a recent import to Australia and a very talented one at that! A multi-instrumentalist, Peter learnt his musical trade in the UK, where he played in some definitive English folk bands before deciding to migrate here. He is adding a great sound to Rocky River playing Irish bouzouki.
Peter Franche
Sandra plays acoustic 12-string guitar and is a natural harmony vocalist. She is a pocket dynamo with an infectious stage manner and a lot of fun to have around! A great friend of ours for many years, we have finally managed to convince her to join the band.
Sandra Fletcher
  Fritz is (in our humble opinion) one of the finest shanty singers to be heard anywhere! He is actually based in Fremantle, Western Australia and joins the band when we go on tour overseas and to major Australian folk festivals.
Fritz Fitton
Contact Rocky River: rockyriver(at)