South Wales based indie folk roots band Rusty Shackle have been captivating audiences with their incredible live performances since early 2010. Their shows blend well crafted catchy tunes with stunning high-energy level performances which will make sure you’ll leave exhausted with their tunes swimming around your head for days afterwards.
That pretty much sums up why we’ve asked them to join us this year, and why we’re thrilled that they are coming to kick things off in the City Marquee, and then sticking around to send you away from the Old Bell Hotel’s late night gig with a buzz!
The six-piece group are made up of band members Liam Collins, Mathew Barkwick, Owen Emmanuel, Ryan Williams and brothers Scott and James McKeon. They amalgamate guitars ,vocal harmonies, fiddle, banjo, mandola, trumpet and percussion to create a sound that is unique to them and one that instantly fills you with emotion and energy. Rusty Shackle draw influences from Folk, Roots, Rock, Celtic and Old time Blues. With years of domestic and international touring under their belts, and a large and loyal fan base already in place, Rusty Shackle have found themselves to be seasoned regulars on the UK festival circuit.Their most prestigious performances to date have been at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk and Beautiful Days Festival. The summer of 2014 also saw the band cross the Atlantic to America, where they toured festivals and venues in the southern states.
They’ve released some cracking music over recent years, and their live performances continue to gain fans – because they’re fantastic!