Wes Finch & The Rude Mechanicals Band combine their passion for poetry and love of music in a unique style.

Invigorating acoustic guitar and vocals are accompanied by double bass, violin, viola, percussion and drums.

Wes wrote songs for a Royal Shakespeare Company competition. These were picked up by the BBC and the band played at the RSC’s Other Place Theatre in Stratford as part of BBC Radio 3’s ‘400 years of Shakespeare’ celebrations.

The Rude Mechanicals have been described as ‘a blast of originality’ and have shared stages with Billy Bragg, Martin Carthy, Richard Thompson and many others at venues small and large, folk clubs and festivals across the U.K. and beyond.

Radcliffe is in for a real musical treat.

 Date: Sunday, 14th April 2019, 7:30 PM
Venue: Grange Hall, Radcliffe-on-Trent, NG12 2FB

Another RadVentures-hosted event through the Live & Local touring scheme, sponsored by Arts Council England, Notts. CC and Rushcliffe BC.

Review by Ivy Brodie

Poetry to Music

A great evening of folk-blues, bluegrass and even cajun  styles with very witty, original songs from the four-piece band (Wes Finch guitar and vocals, John Parker double bass, Ben Haines percussion and Jools Street violin).

Poetry from Shakespeare (of course) Blake, Yates and Larkin was artfully woven into songs to provide us with some hilarious ‘Poetry to Music’ moments. The Band’s treatment of Larkin’s classic ‘This Be The Verse’ was a case in point.

There were some lovely musical moments reminiscent of Bob Dylan’s phrasing and even some re-working of lyrics from the ancient ‘House of the Rising Sun’ classic.

A truly entertaining experience.