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The Riot Police are Canada’s answer to cutting edge alternative pop rock music.

From graceful melodies that stick to your brain, to razor sharp arena rock anthems, the Riot Police have been consistently delivering their unique twist of alternative radio rock to a growing fanbase through 3 solid full length albums: “Those Days”, “The Crossing” and their last release “Movement”. The most recent radio single “San Francisco” saw some great spins across Canada, and helped to spike some of the best music sales of their career in 2018. 

The Riot police have shared the stage with acts like The Sam Roberts Band, Tom Petty, Uriah Heep, AWOLNATION, Royal Wood, and have been invited to perform twice at Ottawa RBC Bluesfest. They have played City Folk Festival, The Ottawa Folk Festival, Oktoberfest Ottawa, Canadian Music Week and NXNE in Toronto, Canada. They have successfully headlined and opened sold out performances at the Horseshoe in Toronto, Corona Theatre in Montreal and at several home town clubs in Ottawa. The band contributes every year to the Lights Out Earth Hour events and they are avid supporters of the Shine Music Academy in Ottawa. Other showcase opportunities for the band include Megaphono Ottawa, and the Big Money Shot.

Consisting of Alex Boyd, Max Gibson, Taylor Harris, and Jeff Cook, the band has drawn early influences from acts like Coldplay, Kings Of Leon, and The Killers to create their own brand of music. With a high energy live show, and a robust back catalogue of music to choose from, The Riot Police are preparing for new releases in 2019 and are looking for International Exposure as they move into the future.




Those Days


The debut album by The Riot Police, released in 2012. Available on Bandcamp for 7$!

The Crossing


TRP's second independently released record, welcomes a more melodic approach to songwriting.



The latest album by The Riot Police "Movement" featuring the singles "San Francisco" "Cut Ties Loose" and "Chicago" Available on vinyl records.

The Riot Police - T-shirt


All Black Plain Limited Edition T-Shirt  

The Riot Police logo in white on left breast

The Riot Police - Trucker Hat


Navy Blue, five panel trucker hats

The Riot Police in white