The Ragamuffins
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The Ragamuffins


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Irony Curtain - LP - 2012
Batteries Not Included - Single - 2009


Feeling a bit camera shy


The Ragamuffins are a little bundle of joy of a band that have been plying their trade across the British Isles for a few years now from their base in the North West of England.

A hefty emphasis on harmonies, clear arrangements and catchy melodies earned the band widespread recognition in a short space of time and airplay on BBC Radio Merseyside, BBC Radio Lancashire, on community radio and television stations far and wide and has resulted in the band’s music being played at some of the most famous football stadia in the world, including Liverpool’s Anfield stadium and Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground, not to mention David playing at Accrington Stanley's wonderful Crown Ground. Given the diabolical footballing ability displayed by some members of the band down the years, this is probably the closest they'll come to gracing the aforementioned stages...

Anyway, back to the story! After continuous hard work put in by one and all; triumphant shows played across the North West and beyond, headlining at Academy venues and world famous clubs, playing their first international shows in Austria and Italy and opening for some legendary names in the business, The Ragamuffins started to reap the benefits. Having already headlined Carling Academy 2 in Liverpool, featured in the International Pop Overthrow Festival for a few years running at The Cavern, performed for MTV Liverpool Music Week at The Metropolitan to name a few, the Ragamuffins are receiving a fantastic response to their instantly likeable tunes and their exciting and energetic live performances.

New songs and CD's have flowed as the group work prolifically on writing and recording more and more sounds and ideas, honing a jangly, frenetic pop style and groove taking in elements of Northern Soul, Ska, Rock n Roll, 80’s Electro Pop and the music of "The British Invasion" of the 1960's. This is wrapped up in a dark, witty but uplifting lyricism, owing much to profound pop and indie greats such as Elvis Costello, Morrissey, Lloyd Cole, Ian McCulloch, and Stuart Murdoch, and brought together to produce a unique feel and sound. The band have recently returned from a year hiatus with their first full length album; "Irony Curtain" which takes the band full circle to the music they began playing when they first set out on their merry journey. The big infectious melodies and musical hooks remain, and the band hope to see you when they set off to play the gigs supporting this latest venture!

"exactly what British indie pop needs right now; charm, originality, but most of all, damn fine song writing" – Preston University Press

"so passionate - The end result is beautiful songs that will not allow you to keep your feet still. We dare you not to dance!" – Northen Empire Promotions, Liverpool

“I'm not often impressed to the same margin I was when I heard The Ragamuffins via BBC Introducing. They are definitely a band for me, and their "kitchen-sink-drama jangly indie-pop songs" are really appealing. Together with their addiction to cups of tea, their music is close to my heart. It's similar enough to fit into the generically popular 'indie' category that's overwhelmed nowadays, but reasurringly different" - “Asp Bites” Online Review

“Throwing us a lifebelt filled with happy hummable songs, this band are what this once great country needs; a reason to get out of bed and dance. So set sail for the future because it will certainly be bright if The Ragamuffins have anything to do with it. 4/5” - Bluesbunny Independent Music Reviews on “El Bandito”

“There are times when you wonder if melody has been forgotten in popular music but not tonight. A musician said to me recently that it was really hard to write a happy song. Well, The Ragamuffins have them by the barrow load” - Bluesbunny Independent Music Reviews Live Review