Amongst other acts confirmed for the Summer Charity Launch Ball, Team Verrico are proud to have Rita Payne confirmed in the set list of entertainment.
Self proclaimed “Acoustic Foot-Stompers” Rita Payne (Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby) are one of the UK’s fastest rising acts. From supporting some of the country’s leading artists to appearing on BBC One’s The Voice UK, this unstoppable duo’s voyage to superstardom is unquestionable.
Drawing from eclectic mix of musical tastes, from Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles to Paloma Faith and Beirut, Rita Payne use breathtaking vocal harmony, mesmerising guitar riffs and toe tapping beats to create their own unique brand of acoustic music that is enjoyed by the most traditional folkies, rockers and chart lovers alike.
Even though they rub shoulders with the likes of Jon McClure, John Otway and Wilko Johnson on a regular basis, this small town duo still have their feet firmly on the ground and are always eager to promote their hometown. “Doncaster’s finest songwriters,” were commissioned to write the Official Anthem of Doncaster for the opening of the new multi million pound arts venue- Cast, and performed it to a thousand strong sell out crowd. They then went onto make history by becoming the first musicians to headline the venue.
Wherever possible, Rita Payne use their music to make a difference. They are keen activists and regularly support charities both local and global, using their rapidly growing profile to publicly raise both money and awareness whenever and wherever they can.
The Summer Ball is being held at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe on the 19th July and tickets will be available to purchase through teamverrico.org week commencing Monday 19th May.