Rusty Shackle are an indie folk band from Wales that have been captivating audiences with their incredible live performances since the early months of 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.
The six-piece group are made up of band members Liam Collins, Baz Barwick, Owen Emmanuel, Ryan Williams and brothers Scott and James McKeon. They combine guitars, fiddle, banjo, bass, mandola, trumpet, tenor guitar, drums and tight vocal harmonies 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 and mix it all up with a Celtic slant.
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 British festival circuit. Their most prestigious performances to date have been at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and Beautiful Days. The summer of 2014 also saw the band cross the Atlantic to America, where they performed in half a dozen cities across three different states.
As well as playing masses of live shows the band have managed to release two albums and an EP over the past few years, with songs from all three gaining national airplay. Most notably, the title track from the album ‘The Bones’ achieved airplay on Bob Harris’ BBC Radio 2 show.