The Recks are a gypsy, jazz, folk, funk, genre-bending, mind-melting, slap-dashing, five-piece from the Isle of Sark in the Channel Islands.
Formed in 2012 The Recks quickly gained positive reviews and became known as the “kings of schizophrenic folk” (although they’re not quite sure what that means, but they're almost certain it’s a compliment).
Releasing their long awaited album, The Beast From The Sea in June 2018, The Recks have been riding a wave of success and leaving a horde of happy fans bobbing in their wake with appearances at U.K. festivals such as Boomtown Fair, Isle of Wight Festival, Board Masters and the BBC Introducing Stage at Latitude Festival; a raucous performance that earned them airtime on BBC Radio 3, Radio Cymru and Huw Stephens on BBC World Service. The Recks returned to the BBC a few months later to perform a rare acoustic show at BBC Music Introducing Live 2018 for Sentric Music Publishing.
As well as performing many local shows and festivals in the Channel Islands, 2019 has seen The Recks embark on a successful ten show tour in the South of England, support up and coming band ‘King Nun’, perform at Beautiful Days Festival, packing out the Big Top Stage and play three shows in Orebro, Sweden at the INES Showcase, ‘Live at Heart’.
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