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Rude Mechanicals

Rank #26 UK London, UK Other / Dark Cabaret / Jazz/Punk


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Sounds Like: Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Frank Zappa, The tigerlilies, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Label: Ex Gratia, Ex Gratia Recordings

Manager: JV Roberts

Bio: The mysterious and ethereal Miss Roberts along with her Rude Mechanicals is a whirlwind of strange songs, sounds and looks. Miss Roberts is the leader and her flamboyant persona has become the look of the band.

She put together an act combining surreal stories, poetry and songs. Performing at t... See Full Bio

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“RUDE MECHANICALS have to be seen, no they really do have to be seen - they all look so intriguingly good, they demand your full attention, your fascination... theres some seriously good musicians up there and it all seems to flow so so easily, so effortlessly when it should be so uncomfortably awkward... And there in the middle, looking radiant in her long red dress and big white hair and in finger-pointing control of everything is Miss Roberts. Telling us how to dance in such a charmingly refreshing (and wonderfully plummy) way, and we cant help but respond to her elegant demands... Miss Roberts will take control. Rude Mechanicals are wonderfully good... They leave the stage to wild applauds...”
— The Organ Grinder, Organ Magazine
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  • Sat

    Oct 4

    London, UK | 8:00pm
    Secret Location
    London, UK
    Sat Oct 04 8:00pm


    Rude Mechanicals Present: Space FIsh - October 4th gig. Rude Mechanicals are joined by Phil MFU at a secret location in Deptford/Greenwich for a very special gig with some new songs alongside old favourites and a chance to buy the limited edition hand-made EP "What You Need". The lineup includes: The Antipoet http://rrrants.org/the-antipoet BirdRadio http://www.birdradio.co.uk/Home.html Gino Koltz. https://www.facebook.com/gino.koltz Our next gigs are in Berlin so this is probably the only chance to catch us in London till next year. Just "join" or email to get details - see you there…

  • 2014

    May 9

    London, UK | 8:00pm

    London, UK
    Fri May 09 8:00pm


    RRRANTS' Lyrical Cabaret at The Camden Head - a quick-fire poetry, comedy and music night. Fifteen manic acts, each performing two high speed, high quality five minute spots. Entrance is FREE with a no obligation collection. All acts (including open spots) are booked in advance - text 07921764712.

  • 2014

    May 3

    London, UK | 7:00pm

    London, UK
    Sat May 03 7:00pm


    FREE come to the last full band Rude Mechancials gig.. for a long time. With The amazing Jowe Head and the Demi Mond, I Am Meat (featuring Cos Chapman) and the excellent Lunar Engine...

  • 2014

    Apr 1

    London, LONDO, UK | 8:00pm

    London, LONDO, UK
    Tue Apr 01 8:00pm
  • 2014

    Mar 1

    London, UK | 7:00pm
    Sat Mar 01 7:00pm


    FREE ENTRY - Come to the What YOU Need EP Launch: Limited edition with hand made cover and book... http://themissroberts.wordpress.com/the-further-adventures-of-the-spletzer-martin-5/ The Rude Mechancials will be playing two sets - one with videos and drums, bells whistles - the second more intimate set upstairs "unplugged" with acoustic piano. Between these two sets we have a performance with video from the amazing Phil MFU and Mick Frangou with help from Marina Young. http://www.manfromuranus.com/home.htm

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  • Paper Angels (Artist) Paper Angels
    Fantastic songs! Not just different but different and good. Engaging and wonderful music. www.facebook.com/paperangelsband
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    Making my day!
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  • LunariaN (Artist) LunariaN
    Love it...
  • The Twelve Crucifixes (Artist) The Twelve Crucifixes
    You still make me smile. Cal.
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