“We are Splat the Rat, a four-piece Swindon based folk orientated band comprising guitars, mandolin, bass and percussion complemented by great vocal harmonies.
We’ve “”evolved”” over a number of years with the current line-up coming together just before lockdown. Bob Shaw (Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo and Vocals) is the one remaining original member joined by Joe Rendall (Guitar and Vocals), Bryony Mitchell (Fiddle), Tim Downes-Hall (Percussion) and me, Mike Rendall (Bass).
We have a penchant for taking both the well-known and the more obscure folk tunes and playing them in a way that makes them accessible to all, whilst maintaining the heart of tradition within them. Our sets provide a mix of old songs, new songs, original songs and a number of familiar crowd pleasers ensuring that everyone goes away from our gigs in a happy place.”