Rack and Ruin latest news…

Last Friday Folk Nights
The last Friday in every month is now a “Last Friday Folk Music Night” at The Humber in Coventry (CV3 1BA). Rack and Ruin host the monthly night and later in the year may introduce some friends and guest performers too.
Last Friday Folk Nights – Admission is free with music starting around 9.00 pm – so come along and bring your friends!

A recent Rack and Ruin performance at The Humber in Coventry was reviewed by Tony Collins in the Hot Music Live on-line magazine. He said:

“Their mix of folk rock, lively jigs and reels, always goes down well. I was at one of their gigs on Friday 18th August and it is fair to say that it was a “craicing” night! I particularly enjoyed their version of Carrickfergus which featured Deb on saxophone.
But they don’t only play traditional music, Mick Bisiker pens some of their material too, they played his “Nothing’s Changed” along with some Americana such as “Living In The City”
You are very unlikely to get bored at a Rack and Ruin gig such is the variety of music in their repertoire. Seek them out. It will be worth it”.

Thanks to everyone who turned up to support the band at The Humber. You were very appreciative and your response made all the difference to the band.
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© Photos on this website – Steff Hutchinson, Louis Radley, Simon Marshall, Jude Radley and Andy Gray

Napton Festival 2017
Rack and Ruin performed on the Main Stage at the Napton Festival 2017.  Andrew Lock from Hot Music Live said:
The middle part of the evening’s entertainment was a fabulous display of folk with a touch of celtic rock and plenty of top fiddle playing (along with a wide variety of instruments on display) by the Band of Rack and Ruin.

Folk on the Water 2017

The band played a short set at The Boat at Birdingbury as part of the festival. It was well received by those that decided to brave the drizzle.

Tony Collins reviewed the gig:

The highlight of the night for me was Mick Bisiker and “elements” of his Rack and Ruin Band. They are a true ceilidh band and it brought that “something” that tempted the audience to get up and dance. I know many toes were tapping.
Photo courtesy of Kilsby Open Music Collective Blog.

Rack and Ruin (acoustic)
Rack and Ruin (acoustic) aka “Bisiker, Ward and Radley” have been playing in various folk clubs through the year. Gigs so far have been at the Stockton Folk Club, The Wurzel Bush Folk Club, Brinklow and the Woodman Folk Club, Kingswinford – if you came along to any of those thanks for your support.


More gigs

The band are looking forward to returning to the Valkyrie Bar, Evesham. They will be playing there again on New Year’s Eve.

A return has also been lined up early in the New Year to The Bull’s Head in Brinklow – details nearer the time.

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