The Runaway Train Cult

Function Band - Johannesburg
The Runaway Train Cult


The Runaway Train Cult were formed out of a love of playing live acoustic music and an attitude that they are there for the audience - not the other way round. The music will make people dance, laugh or cry.

With almost any genre of music sounds fresh - though folk roots, country, bluegrass and hillbilly get special attention.

It is a 5 piece band (guitar, bass, violin, ukulele, banjo/mandolin, vocals) with the option of a 6th (drummer) The band is “danceable” without a drummer however for larger dance focused events drums are recommended. Should budget be problematic they can play smaller events as a 4 piece. Their style ranges from Americana to Gypsy Jazz

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