Welsh indie – roots band Rusty Shackle have been tearing up stages around the world since 2010. Brandishing their distinct folk roots sound and armed with an electrifying mix of rampant fiddle, scorching electric guitars, pounding drums, searing trumpet and banjo, the band have built up a devoted fanbase with their captivating live shows.
Constantly evolving their sound, the band have released three albums over the last few years, each reaching the top 3 in the iTunes ‘Alternative Folk/Singer Songwriter’ charts. The songs are steeped in honest emotion and story telling and are born from the fires of Bruce Springsteen, Seth Lakeman, infused with the raw energy of Jack White and creativity of Tom Waits and mix it with everything in between.
Their latest album DUSK takes their music into brave new areas , introducing an edginess and immediacy to their melody – driven folk credentials. DUSK trawls through the darker stations of the world whilst never forgetting to take in the lighter stops on the line.
Rusty Shackle have toured extensively around the UK, Europe and USA and are mainstays on the festival circuit. They deliver excitement every time they step onstage and give everything they have to steal your heart with their music.
“… a wonderful album that would be very much appreciated by the legendary Robert Plant.”
(Bob Harris, Radio 2)
“They really have understood what contemporary folk music is about and aimed it for the big stage.”
(Fatea Showcase sessions)
“They mine a vein of grubby, ball – waggling folk that Mumford & Sons would baulk at whilst supping champers”
(live music scene)
“Rusty Shackle come on like a punk Bellowhead or a poppier Pogues.”
“In making folk exciting and energetic, Rusty Shackle are certainly making a big impression in the world of live music. They truly are the perfect festival act. “
SUPPORT – Bryony Sier
Bryony Sier is an acclaimed singer-songwriter from South Wales. Still only in her early twenties, the soulful power and maturity of Bryony’s voice has already caught the attention of some of the biggest names in the music industry. Over recent years she has performed as a support act for American folk legends Molly Tuttle and Rachel Baiman, and she has worked with producers and songwriters like Charlie Francis (High Llamas, R.E.M.), Amy Wadge (Lewis Watson, Ed Sheeran) and Rick Wakeman. Bryony has also played regularly on regional and national radio (e.g. for Bethan Elfyn, BBC Radio 1) and she has performed everywhere from Swn Festival and HUB Festival to Between the Trees and Tadstock Festival (Oxford). Her unique sound/vibe draws upon a wide variety of influences but is shaped especially by her love of American folk, blues, soul, gospel and country music. Bryony is currently working on a new EP which is due for release in the autumn.
Book a table for pre-concert dining
Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.45pm from our wood burning pizza oven. To view the current menu visit here. To book a table online, select the date of your event, number of diners and time you require table. The times shown are the only vacancies left. Please complete your email and phone number as this is required to ensure your table is allocated. You will receive confirmation of your booking by email and text.
PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE RELIES ON THE INCOME FROM DINING TO ENSURE WE CAN BOOK ALL THE GREAT ACTS PERFORMING.
- All seating at tables must purchase a pizza - so please do not book a table if not eating.
- Please ensure that you arrive 10 minutes before the time slot allocated to order your pizzas prior to your booking time.
- Tables not seated within 15 minutes of the allocated time may be lost and allocated to other audience members wishing to order pizzas.
- If you wish to book a table for 8 or more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all of our pizzas are made fresh to order and cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven. It may take up to 45 minutes to be served during busy periods.