Teresa McNulty forms band Rusty Jam Revolution

Teresa McNulty performing. Picture: Gary Weightman/Vannin Photos

Teresa McNulty performing. Picture: Gary Weightman/Vannin Photos

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Popular acoustic singer/songwriter, Teresa McNulty has racked up a large number of shows over the past few years as a solo artist. That’s all now changed due to her new incarnation!

Having decided to form a band to compliment her efforts, she’s now playing under the moniker of Rusty Jam Revolution.

For those that know Teresa’s music, the direction hasn’t really changed. You’ll still be getting her rootsy, reggae-esque sounds and her own personal lyrical take on life. What Teresa has done though is to add a sax player, a second guitarist, a bassist and a cajon (look it up!) player to her band and, in doing so, Rusty Jam Revolution have brought a livelier and more exciting prospect to the table.

This was certainly evident at two shows the band played back in November at Amber. Teresa and the band will return to Amber tomorrow (Saturday) with support act and local punks Deady Long Legs, who have also been added to the bill. The event is free entry and runs from 8pm until 1am.

Continuing with the acoustic theme, Jaks Bar in Douglas plays host to an acoustic set by Peel heroes, 3 Million tonight (Friday). Those more used to seeing the band with a full line up and in full musical flight; these acoustic gigs see the sound stripped down to just Chris Honour and Gary Smith jointly handling the guitar and vocal duties.

Expect a mix of their well-known tracks mixed in with a few covers. I can particularly recommend hearing their sublime version of Echoes by Pink Floyd.

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Steve Leach brings the rumblings, murmuring, news and views on forthcoming events in and around the Isle of Man music scene in the Manx Independent each Thursday. COntact him on leachsteve@hotmail.com

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