This is what happens when a singer songwriter from fife ends up working with a classically trained violin player from Yorkshire. Rantum Scantum perform extensively around Europe, specialising in original and re-worked traditional folk material.
The Hostiles + The Tips
The Hostiles are a ska-punk band from Ayr, Scotland, described byPunktastic.com as ‘upbeat, effervescent, bouncy and danceable’. Reflecting the transatlantic origins of the band members themselves, their sound introduces sunny US ska-punk to slamming Scottish ska-core, dragging the best of both of these musical worlds kicking and screaming onto the stage. The Hostiles’ live show is detonated by the meeting of these highly-combustible elements, underpinned by the two-pronged brass backbone of double trombone, and the band’s relentless drive to perform. Since releasing their debut album in 2009, The Hostiles have played hundreds of gigs and captured cult followings in Scotland, England and far beyond..
Reggae music from Dusseldorf, Germany? Not the sound that most people would associate with that city. People familiar with today's youth culture might default to images of Germany's underground punk movement. THE TiPS, however, began their musical journey within that scene and immediately introduced elements of cozy reggae along with smooth soul into their hard driving punk songs. A process which created their unique sound and style. Punks of all sub genres, however, continue to follow their fellow travelers even while the band's style has been quickly attracting a larger and more diverse fan base. THE TiPS latest album, to be released on Long Beach Records Europe on February 19, 2016, stays true to their musical vision while taking a step further. TWISTS'N'TURNS honors THE TiPS reputation as Germany's seminal punk/reggae/rock band all-the-while branching out for the first time to international markets.
Local muscians coming together in Stramash for a blues jam session.
Event: Rantum Scantum, The Hostiles + The Tips, Blues Jam
Date: Sunday 2nd April 2017
Time : 12:00 - 03:00
Tuesday 27th June
Open Mic Night
Friday 30th June
The Matatunes, The Banjo Lounge 4, Dead Broke & Dirty