The Runaway Train Cult is an acoustic band featuring variously, violin, guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, sax, upright bass, accordion, trombone, baritone guitar and drums. Their genre is a mix of gypsy Appalachian country, blue grass, New Orleans jug band & contemporary folk.
Songs of love and dancing, tragedy and heroism, Suicide Songs and Murder ballads, played with love for the material. Book through Conference Speakers International.
We also re-compose or, de-compose contemporary songs converting them to Gypsy, Bluegrass, Appalachian or swing – or whatever else is handy.
The Runaway Train Cult consists of full time professional musicians: On vocals and ukulele, Miss Christine’s clear tone is in the plains tradition of Alison Krauss and Gillian Welsh while Wynand ‘Gypsy’ Davel (violin) and Friso Woudstra (guitars) both feature in the well known Afrikaans roots group, Radio Kalahari Orkes.
Brendan Ou Tim is a widely experienced upright bass player who has played with a variety of artists including Arno Carstens & Karma.
Ruben Samuels is the drummer for artists such as Rodrigues when touring South Africa and Dan Roberts (banjo, mandolin, guitars) is a often SAMA nominated Music Producer and winner of a SAMA award in that category.
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