An Australian band who bring their own unique take to the celtic-punk sound touch down in the UK for a tour this week.

The Rumjacks begin a UK tour this week.

The Rumjacks, who were formed in Sydney in 2008, combine various musical influences, including punk, celtic folk and hard rock, into their own heady brew.

Like most bands of their vintage they have had some line-up changes on the way, but founder members Frankie McLaughlin on vocals and Johnny McKelvey are still present and correct.

They are joined by long-term bandmates Gabriel Whitbourne on guitar and Adam Kenny on banjo/mandolin/bouzouki player, with drummer Pietro Della Sala the newest addition.

Constant touring and energetic live performances have earned The Rumjacks a strong following, as have support slots with the likes of UK Subs, GBH and Gogol Bordello.

The Rumjacks.

They have recorded four critically-acclaimed studio albums, and their most recent release was Live In Athens, which came out last year.

They’re best known for the track An Irish Pub Song, from their debut album Gangs Of New Holland, which has racked up over 45 million views on YouTube.

The band has played all over the world, with multiple sold-out shows throughout Europe, and performed to 400,000 people on the main stage at Woodstock Festival in Poland.

They have also toured coast-to-coast through the USA, and even into countries such as Russia and the Ukraine, sharing stages with some of the best punk rock bands in the world on the way.

Now they’re bringing their infectious sound to the UK, for the following dates.

Gary Welford
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