Selling out gigs around the UK; we caught up with Liverpool’s own sextet, Red Rum Club

Music / February 18, 2019
by Johanna Roelich

We saw these guys last month at Manchester’s This Feeling’s ‘Big In 2019’ gig and they were incredible. Ending the night with one of the most explosive performances we’ve ever seen, an unforgettable one. The group of lads have a very unique sound. A very HUGE and unique sound. A mix of soul and powerful psyche rock combined with perfect harmonies truly highlight their talent… Oh, and to make them even more impressive, they have one incredible trumpet player which introduces an Americana twist to their Mersey sound. An added bonus to the already fierce and powerful skill from bass, guitar, drums and vocals.

The good news is, they’re touring around the UK this month so you can get tickets and make your own mind up – but we’re certain you’re going to have the same verdict.

These guys are going to be massive and we’re pretty sure it’s going happen soon. So ahead of that, we thought we’d get to know them a bit more before the entire world does.

Can you introduce yourselves and what you all do.

So, we are Red Rum Club. We’ve got Fran who’s the lead singer, Tom and Mike play guitar and backing vocals, Simon on bass, Neil on drums and Joe on Trumpet. 

For anyone that’s never heard you before, describe your sound in 3 words:

The Scouse Americana. 

We saw you perform at Night & Day Cafe in Manchester with This Feeling, how was the night for you? What was your biggest highlight from the night?

It was an incredible night yeah, it was our first gig after releasing our album and our first sold out show in Manchester. So people knowing the words and singing them back to you was definitely a highlight.

You released your first album ‘Matador’ at the start of this month (congratulations by the way!) How’s the reaction been?

Nice one! Yeah the reaction has been incredible. It’s daunting before you release something that you’ve worked so hard and so long for but everyone has been raving about it and the reviews have all been great. We’re glad we have put 10 of the best songs we have out so we are probably going to retire now. We’ve got nothing left.

You’ve got a tour coming up in March, which night are you most looking forward to?

The night before the first date of the tour is always good. We are always excited to get out on the road so we go round to Joe’s house, plan our outfits, all pack our bags and then we practice our drinking to make sure that’s up to scratch for the tour. Loads of tequila, jaeger, beer, gin etc until we all pass out. Last time Fran decided it would be funny to get dressed up as a skier and ski down the stairs. It was. 

What’s your favourite part of being in RRC?

Annoying each other until the point of breaking each other as human beings. 

Who are your biggest influencers?

Phillip Schofield, The kid who does the truffle shuffle off The Goonies, Pete Price, the game Buckaroo and Quentin Tarantino.

What’s your guilty listening pleasure?

Scary story podcasts.

What’s the dream?

To get our songs on the soundtrack of any Quentin Tarantino film and for Simon never to die. We are extremely confident that one of those things will become a reality.

What advice would you give to someone looking to break into the music industry?

Wear a balaclava and gloves so you don’t get caught. 

Credit: @Dirtyroknroller Photography

Watch this space. Soon the name “Red Rum Club” will be everywhere.

Check out their new album Metador

In the meantime, might as well stock up on your gig essentials for when you catch RRC in the act. Check out our latest arrivals.

Photography Credit: @Dirtyroknroller Photography

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