R.J. Archer & the Painful Memories are a hard rock band from Cambridgeshire formed in July 2019 by old friends - Richard Archer (guitar, vocals), Roger James (bass) and Ben Kingsbury (drums). They count Creedence, ZZ Top and Status Quo amongst their influences. In September 2022, Jimmy Cordery joined the band on percussion.
"Powerful and tough Blues/Rock and dare I say an infusion of Punk" - RobsRawMusic.blogspot.com
"A 60's R&B vibe, fused with a more contemporary feel" Rockandrollcircusradio.com
"A blistering burst of troubled blues rock" cambridgemusicreviews.net