• Rusty Shackle
  • Baz Barwick
  • Owen Emmanuel
  • Scott McKeon
  • James McKeon
  • Liam Collins
  • Ryan Williams
  • Rusty Shackle



South Wales


South West England

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Rusty Shackle are an indie folk band from Wales that have been captivating audiences with their incredible live performances since the early months of 2010. Their shows blend well crafted catchy tunes with stunning high-energy level performances which will make sure you’ll leave exhausted with their tunes swimming around your head for days afterwards.

The six-piece group are made up of band members Liam Collins, Baz Barwick, Owen Emmanuel, Ryan Williams and brothers Scott and James McKeon. They combine guitars, fiddle, banjo, bass, mandola, trumpet, tenor guitar and tight vocal harmonies to create a sound that is unique to them and one that instantly fills you with emotion and energy. Rusty Shackle draw influences from folk, roots, rock and mix it all up with a Celtic slant.

With years of domestic and international touring under their belts, and a large and loyal fan base already in place, Rusty Shackle have found themselves to be seasoned regulars on the British festival circuit. Their most prestigious performances to date have been at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk and Beautiful Days Festival. The summer of 2014 also saw the band cross the Atlantic to America, where they performed in half a dozen cities across three different states.

As well as playing masses of live shows the band have managed to release two albums and an EP over the past few years, with songs from all three gaining national airplay. Most notably, the title track from the album ‘The Bones’ achieved airplay on Bob Harris’ BBC radio 2 show.

Latest News

New Tracks Pending...

Last week the boys were busy in Monnow Valley studios recording a couple of tracks.  The two...

Posted By:James

Home coming Cardiff date to finish tour

Pleased to announce a that we are confirmed as part of new multi-venue festival taking place on St...

Posted By:Scott

London Town

The last, but not least date to be announced for the 2015 tour is The Islington venue in...

Posted By:James