Flexible, versatile, different
The Rude Mechanicals are versatile multi-instrumentalists performing a wide range of music including traditional folk-dance tunes, contemporary material and miscellaneous musical indulgences.
Based in Shoreham, Sussex, England, the Mechanicals are Mick Parker, Ray Chandler and Barry Ruffell, sometimes augmented by other musical pals when extra instrumentation is needed. Their musical style is informal, their repertoire extensive and adaptable, and their playing and singing highly distinctive.
Equally at home playing for receptions, business events, in music
clubs, bars, festivals, concerts and private functions. Acoustic or
amplified as required. Click here for more about music for functions.
instrumental armoury of the
Rude Mechanicals covers strings, free-reeds, wind, keyboards and percussion. Depending on the material to be played, the tools used might include orchestral, popular and ethnic instruments.
include: fiddle, guitar, flute, piccolo, whistles, nyckelharpa,
concertina, accordion, piano, keyboards, mandolin, mandola, banjo, bodhran, brass, reeds ... to mention
just a few!