Rack and Ruin Acoustic is a four piece acoustic version of The Band of Rack and Ruin.
New Fiddle Player
Jen Martin joined Rack and Ruin Acoustic in November 2021.
Jen has played for many years with Leamington based Folk Rock three piece Firedaze.
She has also previously played with us when she has been a dep at ceilidhs. Now she’s joined as our full time fiddle player (although she will still be playing with Firedaze as well).
Here is a song from a recent rehearsal. It was only Jen’s third time playing with us but she seems to be getting the hang of it.
Here’s a video of our previous line up
The video features a previous line up of Rack and Ruin Acoustic – Mick Bisker on acoustic guitar, mandola, bazouki and vocals, Nigel Ward on fiddle and mandolin, Chris Radley on bass and vocals, Deb Gomme on saxophones, vocals, whistles and acoustic guitar.
As musicians we draw on an established folk tradition but deliver the music with an energy, enthusiasm and good humour! The band members all have many years experience performing lively celtic, roots, folk rock music and specialise in bringing up-tempo jigs and reels and original contemporary folk rock songs to new as well as established audiences.
We are based in Warwickshire and play throughout the Midlands.
We often play parties in houses or (in the summer time) back gardens where people love our music but don’t have room for the whole band with drums – so Rack and Ruin Acoustic is perfect.
You can see more videos on the video page.
If you’d like to book us for an acoustic gig or a house party just get in touch with Mick on 07592 348817.
Previous acoustic gigs have included appearances at the Willow and Tool Folk Parlour, The Wurzel Bush Folk Club, Rugby, Stockton Folk Club and the Woodman Folk Club, Kingswinford – if you came along to any of those thanks for your support – we hope that we will be able to play live for you again soon.
We are keen to play other new venues and folk clubs so if you run one, or know of a good one, and would like Rack and Ruin to play just get in touch on 07592 348817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the full band version of Rack and Ruin on the Band website.
Rack and Ruin is also available as a barn dance or ceilidh band – more details on the Rack and Ruin ceilidh band website
© Photos on this website – Steff Hutchinson, John B Smith, Louis Radley, Jude Radley, Deb Gomme