Over 200 gigs, an EP, a debut album spun on over 50 national stations, a year of non-stop national touring, gigs with Justin Townes Earle (USA), Henry Wagons, Dallas Frasca, Jimi Hocking (Screaming Jets), Graveyard Train, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band (USA) and a whole bunch more.
If you throw in 75 million beers and a bunch of good mates, you’d have a pretty clear picture of the last two years for Rattlehand.
Rattlehand began with their boots firmly planted in outlaw alt country however all boots are made for walking and their new material wanders into the front bar of your local, throws down a few schooners then takes you right back to the 20th century. It's a Blues n Roots/Alt-country-Rock blend, pleasing punters' ears in pubs and festivals everywhere.
‘Jason’, the first single from the upcoming LP, will be released on 7” vinyl in June 2013. To support the release Rattlehand will be performing in regional, rural and outback towns all over Australia. For upcoming tour details check out the shows page.
A standard Rattlehand show includes up to three hours of original, critically acclaimed alt country rock and can be tailored to suit any venue size and entertainment requirement. We are able to provide PA system as well so if you’ve got a space and some music lovers then we can take care of the rest.
Rattlehand’s music has been described as "...like something that would be playing from a transistor radio in a dusty diner off Route 66".
"...Their tunes dance along the alt-country spectrum from bluegrass to rock'n'roll and back again, detouring via both the church and the swamp"
"...it is pretty fucking obvious that Rattlehand are the real deal..."
- Time Off Magazine
A journey through the Bible belt, into blues country and out the other side of rock & roll.
"...swings and twangs just about as well as anything that came out of the Deep South 40 or 50 years ago."
- Rave Magazine
- Josh Shelton - Lead Vocals, Guitar
- Josh Rippingale - Lead Guitar
- Luke Bushell - Electric Bass, Bullfiddle
- Steve Wallis - Harmonica, Harmonies, Rhythm Guitar
- Gary Eldershaw - Drums
For any bookings or enquiries, please contact Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org.