Rustique news

The sound develops.

Submitted by rust1que on Tue, 08/05/2012 - 09:47

Rustique continue to develop their blend of Irish Cajon and Old Time songs and tunes.Added to Cajun numbers such as Parlez Neus a boire, Sad Song and Jambalaya are the lively Celtic Irish songs like  The craic was 90 in the Isle of Man, Galway Girl  and I'll tell me ma. This is balanced with Old Timey tunes such as Crooked Stovepipe and Maid behind the bar.Into the blend of instruments comes a tenor banjo played by John Ellison for the Old Timey tunes. Pete Beach also adds banjo for the odd skiffle song that he manages to sneak in.

Rustique add 20 new Irish songs to their reparte'.

Submitted by rust1que on Mon, 30/01/2012 - 12:02

When asked if they would pereform at the St. Patrick's day celebrations at the Berrow Inn, Rustique decided to go 100% Irish.The Irish Ancestry came to the fore as a whole series of new Irish numbers were added to the list for the evening. Out came the Bodhran as Fiddler and whistle player John Ellison recalled all those lively irish numbers from his past - and boy can he sing them.

The mix of Irish and Cajun keeps coming.

Submitted by rust1que on Wed, 09/11/2011 - 17:18

The band seem to have found their stride with new numbers such as Galway Girl, The craic was 90 in the isle of man and Parlez nous a' bore.The band are also looking to include the latest song they have written 'Jog on' intop ther repartis.

Rustique set a fast pace for Music on the Green (Highbridge 7th August).

Submitted by rust1que on Wed, 03/08/2011 - 19:12

Rustique will be going all out to get the audience singing along, and they are hoping to get some of the audience up and dancing.The set will start with their version of ''You are my Sunshine' and they are hoping to hear Highbridge singing along.With its nautical history of Highbridge Warf, the band are sure that their fast and furious version of 'Drunken Sailor' and the old sea song 'Can't you dance the polka' will have the audience up and Dancing.

Blown away at the Apex Park Festival.

Submitted by rust1que on Wed, 03/08/2011 - 18:55

Rustique had to cut their performance short when strong winds and driving rain started to damage the stage area and equipment, at the Apex Park event.Five songs in, and the afternoon went from an enjoyable and promising event to a potentially dangerous and challenging situation. The last song was cut short as the audience ran for shelter from the heavy rain and driving wind. The cover for the stage area was lifted by the wind, microphone stands blown over, and the driving rain covered the PA System.The organisers will be re-arranging the event at a later date.