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Music - Bands, Fri 8 Feb 2019, £12

The Rumjacks

The Rumjacks

Address

21-23 Smyth Street,
Wakefield,
WF1 1ED

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Details

Experience an evening of electrifying energy from this exciting celtic-folk-punk-rock band band. This performance is the last in the "Saints Preserve Us" UK tour, so don't miss out!

“It’s like growing up with a tear in your eye and a storm brewing in your heart..” muses frontman Frankie McLaughlin on the musical heritage of the group. “We were raised on the Scottish & Irish music in our parents record collection, before colliding head-on with Punk Rock as we grew older & thought we knew everything.”

These two immovable pillars define The Rumjacks above all else, as they continue to cut their own path through the tangled musical landscape before them. Their own brand of Celtic Punk has seen them release two EP’s – ‘Hung, Drawn & Portered’ & ‘Sound as a Pound’ (’09), as well as three powerful full length albums – ‘Gangs of New Holland’ (’10), ‘Sober & Godless’ (’15), & ‘Sleepin’ Rough’ (’16).

Since the bands inception in Sydney, Australia in late 2008 when McLaughlin met bassist Johnny McKelvey, they have racked up millions of YouTube views, with over 24 million of these alone for their breakthrough track ‘An Irish Pub Song’. Other stunning videos that capture the incredible live energy of the band include ‘Uncle Tommy’, ‘Blows & Unkind Words’ & ’Plenty’, while ‘Crosses for eyes’ and ‘Me Old Ball & Chain’ see them hard at work in the studio.

The videos for ‘Home’ and ‘One Summers Day’ were made while The Rumjacks were on tour, and stand testament to the bands enormous appeal wherever they go.

Their incendiary live performances and seemingly endless touring regime has seen them share the stage with acts as diverse as Dropkick Murphys, The Interrupters, Anti Flag, CJ Ramone, The Real McKenzies, Gogol Bordello, Ruts DC, Guttermouth, GBH, UK Subs and The Aggrolites. “We’re at home on any lineup in front of any crowd, I think there are elements of what we do that must appeal to just about anyone.”

Indeed there are – from their heavy Celtic roots to the driving punk rock or even ska/reggae rhythms, well-oiled sing-alongs & choking ballads. “We draw on so many influences, but still it’s important for us to force the bounds of what we already do, play good solid Punk rock with a fat smear of Celtic folk right through it, Hopefully contributing something fresh & substantial that’ll stick around in people’s hearts long after the party’s over.”

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 8 Feb 2019 19:00

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 329205  Lat: 53.67994 Long: -1.50338

By Road:
Warehouse 23 is located in the centre of Wakefield, opposite ‘Bollywood Lounge’, and only a 5-minute drive from the M1 J39 and M62 J30.

By Public Transport:
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups