The Rattlers are a five piece powerhouse of a band from Derby, UK, who produce their own blend of high octane Celtic roots rock.
Founder members Alan Woolley and John Adams started writing the early material and produced a 3 track EP called "Turkey's Wattle". Soon after this the line up changed slightly and remains the same to this day. After several high profile festival appearances and club appearances throughout the UK, the band were signed to Pagan Media Records and they released their first full album "Pleasures In Misadventure" in 1995. The follow up album "Weightless" was released two years later in 1997 and both albums received acclaim in the music press. The band did stop gigging in early 2000s but demand for the band never diminished and due to popular demand an acoustic gig heralded their return in October 2015 with a sell out gig at the Flowerpot which featured Alan Woolley, John Adams and Sarah Matthews. Following this gig the band were confirmed to play the 2016 Derby Folk Festival and it seems the Rattlers are on a roll again....
THE RATTLERS ARE...
ALAN WOOLLEY vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
JOHN ADAMS vocals, electric guitar, mandolin
SARAH MATTHEWS vocals, electric violin
PAUL GRAINGER bass guitar
BOZ drums and percussion