Rack and Ruin latest news…

Rack and Ruin back in action at the Coventry Moto Fest.
Rack and Ruin will be playing an acoustic set at around 1.00pm on the 1st of June on the CV Folk stage in Broadgate at this year’s Coventry Moto Fest.

Rack and Ruin’s new album – available to stream and download.

“On The Road To…” is the new album from Rack and Ruin. It features songs and sets of tunes that have have been honed to perfection in live gigs over the last year or so.

The tracklisting includes live favourites like “New York Girls”, “Three Drunken Maidens” and “Nothing’s Changed”

In addition there are 4 sets of tunes including “The King of the Fairies” set and “The Tongadale Set”. They showcase the fast fingering and nifty bow work of fiddle player Nigel Ward often interwoven with mandola or guitar lines from Mick Bisiker.

You can stream it on Spotify or also to buy on-line as a download from all music providers including iTunes, Amazon, Deezer etc.
CDs are also available to buy at gigs.

Rack and Ruin “First Friday” Residency at The Humber, Coventry

Rack and Ruin’s monthly appearances at The Humber are on the first Friday of every month and include a guest artist.
The next First Friday gig is on the 7th of June and the guest artist are folk rock three piece – Firedaze.

The Rack and Ruin residency has already run for over a year and each month an increasing number of folk rock music lovers go along to support the band.  Admission is free and there is usually a great atmosphere.

You can always find gig information on the Rack and Ruin Facebook page .

Folk on the Farm – Napton 24th August

Rack and Ruin will be hosting an evening of folk and folk-rock music on Saturday the 24th August. The band will introduce a number of guests including Firedaze and others soon to be announced. The venue will be an ancient barn in the grounds of Holt Farm, Napton.  Details on guests appearing will be released soon. Admission is £10 – this is a ticket only event – email the band to get your tickets.

In addition to public gigs Rack and Ruin regularly play parties, weddings, birthdays and other special occasions.

You can book the band by calling 07885 645919

Rack and Ruin (acoustic)
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© Photos on this website – Steff Hutchinson, Louis Radley, Simon Marshall, Jude Radley and Andy Gray

Rack and Ruin (acoustic) previously listed as “Bisiker, Ward and Radley” have been playing in various folk clubs over the last few years. The acoustic trio is now expanded to a four piece with vocals and sax parts being added by Deb Gomme.

Recent gigs have included appearances at the Willow and Tool Folk Parlour, Stockton Folk Club (the band was back there in January 2019), The Wurzel Bush Folk Club, Rugby and the Woodman Folk Club, Kingswinford in May 2019 – if you came along to any of those thanks for your support.

More gigs

More gig dates coming soon,

The band are keen to play new venues so if you run one, or know of a good one, and would like Rack and Ruin to play just get in touch on 07885 645919 or email