Rack and Ruin latest news…

Rack and Ruin Residency at The Humber, Coventry

Rack and Ruin re-start their residency at The Humber on the first friday in March – which is 1st March 2019.  Thereafter the monthly appearances will be on the first Friday of every month and will include a guest artist.  The guest for March is singer and guitarist Nick Shepherd.

The Rack and Ruin residency has been going on for over a year now 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 .

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 645919Rack and Ruin play live - Photo by John B Smith

New Rack and Ruin album.
Tom Bisiker in the booth
Final mixing on the album is complete and mastering duties are being undertaken by Dmusic studio owner (and Rack and Ruin bass player) Chris Radley.
As the music side of things is almost complete it’s now a case of finalizing the artwork and getting the CD’s made.
A total of 14 tracks have been recorded for the new release which may be called “On The Road To..”. As well as release on CD the tracks will be available on download and streaming services – more details on that coming soon.
Mick singing and playing guitar in the studio

The track listing includes many favorites from the band’s current live set plus some new songs. The recording also features sax and vocal parts from new regular player Deb Gomme.



Most of the recording sessions have taken place at Dmusic in Leamington Spa with some additional recordings being made at Mick’s own Falstaff Studio in Long Lawford.

It’s planned that the album will be released in the near future.

More details will be posted here and on the Rack and Ruin Facebook page when we have them.

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

Rack and Ruin (acoustic) aka “Bisiker, Ward and Radley” have been playing in various folk clubs over the last few years. Recent gigs have included appearances at the Stockton Folk Club, Stockton (back there in January 2019), The Wurzel Bush Folk Club, Rugby and the Woodman Folk Club, Kingswinford – if you came along to any of those thanks for your support. The acoustic trio is now expanded to a four piece with vocals and sax parts being added by Deb Gomme.

More gigs

Following a storming set at the New Years Eve party at The Bull’s Head, Brinklow the band are hoping for a return date there in the near future.

Also check out Rack and Ruin at The Oak, Baginton for a St Patrick’s Celebration on 16th March 2019.

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