From ol' Melbourne town, the band have been playing extensively through the pub scene building a fearsome reputation in a short time through tireless promotion, and energetic live show and a dedication to creating a brand recognition.
While still the “new kids” on the scene the RSA continue to grow their impressive resume which includes, but not limited to, venues such as:
• The Hi Fi
• The Esplanade Hotel (Gershwin and Front Bar)
• The Prince Of Wales for St Kilda Festival
• The Victoria Hotel, Brunswick for Sydney Rd Festival
• The Dan O’Connell as part of St Patrick’s Day Festivities
• The Arthouse
• The Workers Club
• The Annandale as part of Blood Sweat & Beers (Syd)
• The Harp as part of Renegades Revolution (Syd)
• Cherry Bar
• The Workers Club, Fitzroy
• The Royal Derby for a month long Residency
• The Victoria Hotel Brunswick for a month long residency
Taking pleasure in sharing the stage with many of the country’s finest proponents of punk, rock, folk punk, ska and rockabilly, the RSA seek to play to a wide and diverse audience without the restriction of “pigeonholing” or scene classifications.
The Ramshackle Army have recently added to the arsenal with their debut Independent EP "Life Lessons & Drunken Sessions" ready invade the market May 2011. Recorded at 3 Phase in Brunswick, VIC by Sam Johnson (Mindsnare, Toe to Toe, A Death in The Family, House Vs Hurricane) and mastered at Blasting Room, Fort Collins, CO. by Jason Livermore (Rise Against, A Wilhelm Scream) "Life Lessons & Drunken Sessions" is the first attempt at transferring the live energy of an RSA show to recorded format and will surely have the audience in the mood for a drunken singalong.
The future for the Ramshackle Army includes a push further into other Australian Capital Cities while growing brand and fan base through a continuation of their relentless playing and promotion, while using the dedicated online Celt punk community to begin growing the brand internationally. With so much on the horizon the noises made by the RSA are only to growing louder.
Now enough with the ranting… I’m pretty sure it’s your round.
Gaz - Vocals
Kat - Fiddle
Nath - Guitar
Jig - Bass
Adge - Drums
Loc - Banjo/Mandolin/Guitar
The Ramshackle Army's "Life Lessons & Drunken Sessions" album teaser