Formed in 2008 by Frankie McLaughlin (vocals) and Johnny McKelvey (bass), The Rumjacks combine a variety of musical influences including elements of punk rock and traditional celtic folk. The band wasted little time releasing their debut EP Hung, Drawn & Portered quickly followed by their second EP 'Sound as a Pound' released later in the year.
The Rumjacks never a work shy group quickly developed a strong local following, through their constant touring and energetic performances they became a must see group of the Sydney and Australian music scene. With their strong local support and burgeoning international awareness the Rumjacks quickly secured international supports with punk legends U.K Subs, GBH and Gypsy punk legends Gogol Bordello amongst others.
The Barleycorn Bastards are a five-piece folk-punk formation from Nijmegen, the Netherlands. They play a mix of traditional folk tunes and raw punk sound, as well as their own repetoire, combining a steady background of drums, bass and guitar with the melodics of banjo, and tin whistle. Just coming back from their first UK tour halfway november they're anxious to support the Rumjack on their first show back in the Netherlands! Dance, stagger, crawl or simply fall over, but don't even try