New single and video! 'Never Ask' is OUT NOW!

Hello dearest web buddies. We're back with a brand new single and a brand new video to go with it.

Click here or on the the big video link below to watch the 'Never Ask' music video.

Click here or on the cover below for the full single download of 'Never Ask', which includes a special 'Stripped Mix' version of the song.

If you like 'Never Ask' then you can check out the full album LET IT ROLL, available from all digital vendors and in CD format. There are also many other spiffing releases over on our Bandcamp page.

We're currently in the rehearsal studio working up a batch of new songs; we'll hopefully get back to you soon with some live dates and other news. Stay classy, you crazy bunch.

The Ragged Flags

Free Christmas Song! Unwrap The Regifting Blues

They said it couldn't be done - five years in a row! (we might have next year off). Click here or the cover below to stream or download 'The Regifting Blues' - it's a Christmas present from us to you (though, you know, it's Christmas, so if you wanted to throw us a few bob that would also be fine).

All our previous cracking Christmas tunes can be found on the Ragged Christmas Crackers compilation, click the link or the cover below.

Our album Let It Roll, released earlier this year, is still available from all good (and bad) digital retailers and in CD format from us.

Click here to watch us in a video for the lead song from the record, 'Giving It Up'.

We'll be back in the New Year with more news, gigs, music and general merriment. Until then, make like Bill & Ted and be excellent to each other.

The Ragged Flags
James & Paul & Chris & Mark

LET IT ROLL - the album is OUT NOW

We are properly delighted/chuffed/cock-a-hoop to announce that our debut studio album LET IT ROLL is OUT NOW. You can find the record by clicking on the big banner above or on the player below as well as on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and all other good (and bad) outlets.

There's a music video for lead track 'Giving It Up'. Watch it here.

We are launching the album with a big gig next Friday 6 May at The Islington in, err, Islington. We're planning to make a big night of it and there are some great acts on the bill. Tickets are £6 standard entry or you can buy a ticket along with a physical copy of the album to collect on the night.

Click here for tickets to our album launch gig.

We're also playing the Lechlade Festival on Saturday 28 May - this is a lovely little family-friendly festival, the (very reasonably priced) tickets and other info are at the link above. Take care everyone, big love to all and hope to see you on the 6th.

The Ragged Flags
James & Paul & Chris & Mark

Giving It Up (Official Music Video)

The Ragged Flags are delighted to present the official music video for 'Giving It Up', the lead song from our debut album LET IT ROLL, out Friday 29 April. Click here to pre-order.

Our thanks to the super talented chaps Mr Lee Moffatt for filming the video and Mr Nick Moffatt (no relation) for editing it.

My Heart (Lyric Preview)

A Hundred Million Miles (Lyric Preview)

LIVE at The Islington - ALBUM LAUNCH! Friday 6 May 2016

The Ragged Flags are delighted to announce that we will be launching our debut studio album LET IT ROLL with an epic gig at The Islington, Angel on Friday 6 May 2016. It's incredibly exciting for us to finally be releasing the album and we hope as many of you as possible can make it along to our little shindig.

Doors to the live room open at 7:30pm, but you'll be able to have a drink in The Islington's fabulous front bar before then. Click here for a map to the venue - transport links are abundant.

Advance tickets are £6 standard entry or £15 for a gig ticket plus a pre-ordered physical copy of the album, to be collected at the show. Note that entry on the door on the night is £8 and a physical copy of the album is £10, so order in advance and save yourself some money!

We are also very pleased to say that we will be supported on the night by the very talented Sean McDonagh. Sean's soulful, impassioned vocals have already created a legion of YouTube followers and we are very lucky to have him on the bill. Our good friends from Sonic Vibrations will also be in attendance spinning the decks and keeping the party going after the bands have played.

Click here or on the poster below for tickets to the LET IT ROLL album launch show.


New Album LET IT ROLL - Out Friday 29 April 2016

The Ragged Flags are delighted to announce their debut studio album LET IT ROLL, to be released Friday 29 April 2016 through Ragged Recordings. The album is available on CD and digital download and can be pre-ordered from today in either format. 

Please click here to pre-order your copy of LET IT ROLL.

LET IT ROLL follows the Flags' acclaimed debut EP 'Sing Your Name' and shows that their knack for soaring harmonies, rocking guitars and hook-laden melodies is in full force.

The Ragged Flags will be launching the album with an epic gig at The Islington on Friday 6 May 2016. Doors are at 7:30pm - support to be confirmed.

Tickets are £6 standard entry or £15 for a gig ticket plus a pre-ordered physical copy of the album (to be collected on the night).

Click here for tickets to the LET IT ROLL album launch party.

The album tracklisting for LET IT ROLL is:

  1. Giving It Up
  2. A Hundred Million Miles
  3. Never Ask
  4. My Heart
  5. Down To The River
  6. Firing Lines
  7. The Man Of Many Faces
  8. Away We Go
  9. Take The Time
  10. Let It Roll
New FREE Christmas Song!

Well, they said it couldn't be done - they were wrong! For the fourth year running, The Ragged Flags have produced a brand new Christmas song!  It's a FREE present from us to you - enjoy! (We'll just wait here while you get our present - no rush).

Click here or on the cover below to listen our new Christmas song, Crackers & Maracas.

We also strongly advise you to listen to all our previous Yuletide tunes: Christmas At My House, My Time Of Year and (Don't Meet Me) Under The Mistletoe. If you download the full Christmas EP at once, you also get all the demo versions of these songs as bonus tracks. This EP is FREE to download, but of course if you'd like to name your price and give us some actual money that would also be fine by us.

We'll be enjoying the Christmas season and then be back with news on our forthcoming debut album in the new year. If you'd like a sneaky little preview of that very same album, then click the news story directly below.

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

The Ragged Flags
Paul & Chris & James & Mark

NEW MUSIC: Never Ask (Stripped Mix)

Work continues apace on the debut album - we are now very near the end of the mixing stage.  We'll have more details on the record for you as soon as we can - we are very excited to share it with you.

As a taster, click below for a stripped down version of 'Never Ask', which will be appearing on the album in full rocking band form, along with 9 other chunks of Ragged Flags goodness. Enjoy!


The Ragged Flags

Live at The Good Ship, Friday 16 October 2015

Great news!  The Ragged Flags will be performing LIVE and in person at The Good Ship, Kilburn, on Friday 16 October 2015.

This is one of our fave venues and is always a great bill and a fun night. Doors open at 7:30pm and DJs are on until 4am, if you are feeling especially mental after the bands have been on. We will be playing NEW SONGS...

Entry is £5 on the door or £4 in advance! You can also get discount £4 entry if you are on the guestlist, which you can be if you ask us nicely - get in touch or click here for the Facebook Event to register.

Click here for a map to the venue. Closest trains are Kilburn (Jubilee Line) or Brondesbury (Overground).

Whilst we've got you, go here and listen to our music. Thanks.

Take care all, hope to see you at the show.

The Ragged Flags

Live at The Fiddler's Elbow, Friday 19 June 2015

This is to let you know that The Ragged Flags will be playing LIVE and in person at The Fiddler's Elbow, Camden on Friday 19 June 2015. The band will be onstage at 7:20pm, so it's a nice early gig to follow with a few drinks afterwards (if you're into that sort of thing. We couldn't possibly comment).

Entry is £5. Please click here for a map to the venue. The nearest tube is Chalk Farm, or Kentish Town West on the Overground, or Camden Town if you're feeling adventurous.

This will be your last chance to see us live for a while.... We'll be taking a little break over the rest of the summer due to the impending pitter patter of tiny feet. We'll be back in the autumn with more shows and our debut ALBUM... but until then - don't delay! Get some live music into your ears and face!

Take care all, hope to see you at the show.


Birthday Gig at The Good Ship, Friday 20 March 2015

The Ragged Flags will be playing LIVE at The Good Ship, Kilburn, on Friday 20 March 2015. Doors at 7:30, music from 8:00pm and it's a properly excellent bill, check out the other bands via the link above. Entry is £5.

Please click here for a map to the venue - Kilburn and Brondesbury are the nearest stations.

And last but not least - it's our Chris's birthday! Come along and help us celebrate this important milestone by getting a man very drunk.

Take care all, hope to see you at the show.

The Ragged Flags

Brand New FREE Christmas Song!

They thought it couldn't be done... The Ragged Flags have produced another Christmas anthem for your ears and brains - for FREE! That's right, FREE! You can name your price for the download, so feel free to put zero (or chuck us a couple of bob, either is good...)

Click here to listen to and download the brand new Christmas song '(Don't Meet Me) Under The Mistletoe'.

Click here for 2013's Christmas song, 'My Time Of Year'.

Click here for 'Christmas At My House', from 2012

Or click here on on the cover below to download the entire Christmas At My House EP absolutely free of charge. We've been adding to this EP for 3 years running now (hat-trick!), so we might have a rest for 2015... might.

This is also a reminder that we are playing LIVE at The Workshop, Old Street this Friday 5 December at 7:30pm.  It's an early Christmas Party for us so do come on down, would be lovely to see you there.  More details and a map to the venue can be found on the Gigs page. 

Join the Facebook Event for the gig or message us in advance and we will put you on the guest-list for guaranteed discount £6 entry. (Or book here in advance for £6 entry plus booking fee). 

Take care all, enjoy the festive tunes and we hope to see you at the show.

The Ragged Flags

LIVE at The Workshop, Old Street, Friday 5 December 2014

You are respectfully informed that The Ragged Flags will be playing their final gig of the year at The Workshop, Old Street on Friday 5 December 2014. We're on nice and early at around 7:30pm, so there will be plenty of time for a Christmas tipple/knees up afterwards.

Click here for a map to the venue - the nearest tube is Old Street.

Tickets are £6 in advance or £8 on the door. HOWEVER! If you go to the Facebook Event for the gig and 'join' as an attendee, we will put your name on the guestlist for guaranteed £6 entry, minus that pesky booking fee. So what are you waiting for, head over there now and join the Event!

This show is an early Christmas party for us and we are very much looking forward to it - we may even be dipping into our repertoire of Christmas songs and playing some live (and yes, we've written another one this year - hat-trick).

Thanks and big love once again to all who came to the gig at Surya - hope to see you all on the 5th for some festive fun.

T to the R to the F

LIVE at Surya, Kings Cross, Wednesday 12 November 2014

Hey pop pickers

This is an announcement that The Ragged Flags will be playing LIVE at Surya, Kings Cross on Wednesday 12 November 2014.  We'll be playing some new tunes and it would be grand to see you there - entry is £5 and we're onstage around 8:30pm. Please click here for a map to the venue, which is on Pentonville Road. Nearest tubes are Kings Cross and Angel.

If you're not already one of our friends on Facebook, why not head over there and become so? You can also follow us on Twitter. You can also get your hands on various items via our Merch page.

Click here for a FREE live album.
Click here for our debut EP, 'Sing Your Name'.

Work on the album continues apace - more news as and when it is fit to print.

Take care all, hope to see you at the show.


Live and Stripped Down at The Glad, Saturday 4 October 2014

How do gang

This is a heads up that The Ragged Flags will be playing LIVE at The Gladstone Arms, Borough on Saturday 4 October 2014

Our Paul is busy moving house so we'll be a trio for the night, playing a stripped down (just the songs - we're keeping our clothes on) set of new tunes and golden oldies covering all of our 175 years in showbusiness. We'll be onstage around 8:15pm. UPDATE: we'll be onstage at 9:00pm.

Entry to this gig is FREE.  Yes, FREE!  You lucky lot!  (Maybe buy us a drink afterwards or something).

Click here for a map to the venue.  The nearest tube is Borough.

Get in the mood for the gig with this video of us performing a full rocking band version of 'Giving It Up' at The Glad back in April.  

In other news, the album recording continues; more information on that will be along as soon as there is something concrete to report. 

Take care all, hope to see you at the show.


Acoustic Show at The Abbey, 16 September 2014

The Flags are very pleased to announce that they will be playing a FREE acoustic show at The Abbey Tavern in Kentish Town on Tuesday 16 September 2014.  That's right, entry is FREE!  This means it will literally cost you nothing.  The music kicks off from 8:00pm. 

A map to The Abbey can be found here.  Nearest tube is Kentish Town (or Camden Town if you're feeling energetic). 

Take care all, hope to see you at the gig.


LIVE at Feast, Saturday 2 August 2014

The Ragged Flags will be playing the FEAST Food Festival this Saturday 2 August.  It's an all round awesome event that mainly involves eating loads of excellent food, so if you fancy a bit of that plus some folk/blues/rock/general handsomeness from us then do come on down.  It will be a stripped down, semi-acoustic affair from us; the festival evening session runs from 5-10pm but we'll be onstage in the FEAST Bar at 7:00pm.

Click here for info and tickets on FEAST. The festival is in Tobacco Dock - map here.

We've been in the studio recently tinkering on a brand new batch of tunes; stay tuned for news on our forthcoming debut album (Yeah, ALBUM. Look impressed).

Gigs wise we're taking the rest of August off, but we'll be back with some more (possibly free) shows in September and October.

See you on the other side,



LIVE at The Underbelly, Hoxton, Friday 27 June 2014

Hello beautiful people

Those of you who are are our 'friends' on Facebook (and if not, why not?) will know this already, but this is a heads up that The Ragged Flags will be playing LIVE at The Underbelly, Hoxton Square, on Friday 27 June 2014.  

We're onstage at 7:45pm - we'll be playing some new material and generally having a larf. The Underbelly is a great venue and it would be awesome to see you there.

Entry is £6 in advance or £8 on the door. Please note that the online ticket portal involves a booking fee.  However, cos we love you, if you message us in advance of the gig and *ASSURE* us you are coming, we will add you to our guestlist which will get you in for £6 flat rate, no booking fees included.

Please click here to message us for a guestlist place cos you are DEFINITELY coming and wouldn't want to be an awful blow out.

Please click here for the online ticket link (inc. booking fee).

Please click here for a map to the venue - the nearest tube is Old Street.

Take care all, hope to see you at the show

The Ragged Flags

Thank You and a FREE GIG at The Glad, 19 April 2014

A huge THANK YOU and big love to everyone who came along to the O2 Academy gig last week.  We think you are al marvelous and will hug each and every one of you given the chance.

Our next gig will be at The Gladstone Arms, Borough on Saturday 19 April 2014.  We'll be onstage doing a (slightly) more acoustic type show at 8:15pm and entry is absolutely FREE.  That's right, FREE!  This price cannot be beaten!

Click here for more information on the venue, and click here for a map. Nearest tube is Borough.

The Glad is a lovely pub and gig nights there are always great fun, so we hope to see you at the show.

The Ragged Flags

Live at The O2 Academy 2 - Thursday 20 March 2014

The Ragged Flags will be playing LIVE at The O2 Academy 2, Islington, on Thursday 20 March 2014.

Tickets are £8 on the door BUT!! - the band have some advance tickets to sell at the discount price of £7.  These are limited issue and once they're gone they're gone, so if you know a Ragged Flag and wish to come to show feel free to attack him on the street, at his place of work, wherever. The man has tickets, get them from him!!  We're onstage at 8:30pm.

Please click here for a map to the venue - nearest tube is Angel.

Take care all, hope to see you at the show.

The Ragged Flags

Live Acoustic at The Curzon - Friday 31 January 2014

Very last minute notice for this we know (sorry, it all came together very late in the day), but The Ragged Flags will be playing a live acoustic show tomorrow, Friday 31 January 2014 at The Curzon, Soho.  We'll be onstage at 7:00pm and entry is FREE.  Yeah, that's right, ENTRY IS FREE.

The Curzon?  Isn't that a cinema you ask?  Well yes it is.  To mark the release of the Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis (which we recommend by the way, it's great) the Curzon are doing a special series of 'Gaslight Cafe' concerts.  This is harking back to the old New York Greenwich Village folk scene in the film and it will be a very cool, intimate affair.

Travel info is available on the Gigs page. Also, to get you in the mood, check out this preview of brand new song Let It Roll which we will be debuting live at the gig.

Take care all, hope to see you at the show.

The Ragged Flags

Awesome FREE Songs For Christmas!

Ho-ho-ho! (now I have a machine gun)

Christmas greetings to you all, lovely chums.  As a special Christmas treat, at our last rehearsal of the year we recorded a full version of Christmas At My House, the track we wrote and recorded in about an hour this time last year.  As before, this is an entirely FREE download, a Christmas present from us to you.  For those of you who really liked the old 'recorded on Mark's phone vibe' of the original demo, that is also still available.

What's more, during a lull in recording inspiration struck, so there is now a *brand new* Christmas song called My Time Of Year which is also available FREE of charge.  No promises that we will write another new Christmas song next year, mind....

If you like these tunes or anything we have produced please do pass on the links to friends and family.  Thanks to everyone who came to see us in 2013, we will be back very soon with more gigs in 2014.  A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you and yours.

The Ragged Flags
James, Mark, Chris and Paul

Live Acoustic at The Abbey - Tuesday 3 December 2013

Huge thanks and love to all who came along to our gig at The Water Rats.  We had a brilliant time, big love to you all.

We will be sneaking in another show before the end of the year - we'll be playing LIVE and in person at The Abbey, Kentish Town on Tuesday 3 December 2013.  Entry to this show is FREE - yes, free!  An early Christmas present from us to you.

This is a gig with a difference - our Paul will be on his honeymoon at the time so this will be an all acoustic affair.  There will be banjo, there will be mandolin, there may be nudity* - who knows what could happen!

Please click here for a map of the venue - nearest tube is Kentish Town.

The Ragged Flags

* "May" = there will be no nudity.