The Rumjacks – Cheese on Stage
BRA-Palco - Piazza Caduti per la Libertà
“Its like growing up with a tear in your eye and a storm brewing in your heart..” muses frontman Frankie McLaughlin on the musical heritage of the group. “We were raised on the Scottish & Irish music in our parents’ record collection, before colliding head-on with Punk Rock as we grew older & thought we knew everything.”
These two immovable pillars define The Rumjacks above all else, as they continue to cut their own path through the tangled musical landscape before them. Their own brand of Celtic Punk has seen them release two EP’s – ‘Hung, Drawn & Portered’ & ‘Sound as a Pound’ (’09), as well as three powerful full length albums – ‘Gangs of New Holland’ (’10), ‘Sober & Godless’ (’15), & ‘Sleepin’ Rough’ (’16).
Since the bands inception in Sydney, Australia in late 2008 when McLaughlin met Bassist Johnny McKelvey, they have racked up millions of YouTube views, with over 24 million of these alone for their breakthrough track ‘An Irish Pub Song’. Other stunning videos that capture the incredible live energy of the band include ‘Uncle Tommy’, ‘Blows & Unkind Words’ & ’Plenty’, while ‘Crosses for eyes’ and ‘Me Old Ball & Chain’ see them hard at work in the studio. The videos for ‘Home’, ‘One Summers Day’ weremade while The Rumjacks were on tour, and stand testament to the bands enormous appeal wherever they go.
Free entry. Cheese on Stage is organized by the Region of Piedmont, Slow Food, and the City of Bra, in collaboration with Piccoli Grandi Dop Piemontesi – Assopiemonte Dop e Igp e Dmo Piemonte Marketing.