Rack and Ruin latest news…

Rack and Ruin Residency at The Humber, Coventry

The band recently played another great night at the Humber, Coventry. An enjoyable time was had by audience and band members alike.

There was a quantity of drink taken plus singing, dancing and toe tapping tunes aplenty. If you came along (especially the teachers!) – thanks very much for your support. Why not come back with some friends next time?
Rack and Ruin are next at The Humber, Coventry on the the 31st August. Admission free. It should be another good night!

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

The band play a regular monthly residency at The Humber and are booked there through to the end of the year.

In addition to public gigs Rack and Ruin regularly play parties, weddings, birthdays and other special occasions. The band have recently enjoyed playing at several open air parties in country locations – the most recent a result of an invitation to play from “Dr” John – a harmonica player of some repute – who got the band to play at his private festival for family and friends. A great atmosphere, good music from other bands, nice beer, appreciative audience, sunshine and great samosas – what’s not to like!

You can book the band by calling 07885 645919

Recording underway on a new Rack and Ruin album.
Tom Bisiker in the booth
Rack and Ruin have recently been in the Dmusic Studio in Leamington to start the recording their next album. There is no title yet but a total of 14 tracks are being considered for the new release.
Mick singing and playing guitar in the studio

The current track listing includes many favorites from the band’s current live set plus some new songs. There are also some sax and vocal parts from regular guest Deb.



A number of recording sessions have already taken place at Dmusic with some additional recordings being made at Mick’s own Falstaff Studio in Long Lawford. More recording sessions are lined up for the coming weeks.

It’s hoped the album will be released later in the year.


The Bull’s Head Moo-sic Festival – Bulls Head Brinklow, Bank Holiday Sunday August 26th
Mick, Rack and Ruin live at The Arches
Mick Bisiker is organising an evening of live music for the August Bank Holiday Sunday where Rack and Ruin, Firedaze, Kevin Dempsey, other acoustic acts (to be confirmed) and a 12 piece jazz band will be performing in the garden of The Bull’s Head, Brinklow.

Music will start at around 5pm and go on until 10.30.


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



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) aka “Bisiker, Ward and Radley” have been playing in various folk clubs through the year. Recent gigs have included appearances at the Stockton Folk Club, Stockton, 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 – dates tbc

Also check out Rack and Ruin at The Oak, Baginton for a St Patrick’s Celebration – 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