Miss Roberts is the leader and her flamboyant persona has become the look of the band. As principal lyricist and originator of many of the musical ideas, she has put together an act that combines surreal stories, poetry and songs - directing the overall look and feel of the band.
Cos - Baritone Guitar, Backing Vocals
Long term collaborator Cos Chapman has been with the band since inception - co-writing and arranging most of the music he currently plays baritone guitar, covering both bass and six-string duties.
Jowe Head - Critter synth, Concert Zither, Kaossilator, Thumb Piano, Percussion, Vocals, Electric Guitar etc. etc..
Jowe Head (Television Personalities, Swell Maps, Infernal Contraption etc.) is currently our all purpose - multi instrumentalist; adding sonic delights from home made acoustic instruments and mini-synths to the mix. He’s also found the time to write several songs for the band.
Kevin Matthews - Drums, Percussion Backing Vocals
Kevin Mathews (Sex Gang Children, Unstoppable Achievers) brings a powerful, precise yet primal edge to the sound, also adding percussion, backing vocals and a flamboyant stage persona.
Spew - Sax, Melodica, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Gardyloo Spew has performed in many ensembles including The A-band, The Apocalypse Jazz Unit, Chunkatini and her own band SpEW (with co-writer Marina Young on Bass and featuring Kevin and Cos). Her riffing and soloing has become a key part of the Rude Mechanicals sound.
Miss Roberts and Cos - Rude Mechanicals Duo
Miss Roberts and Cos have been performing stripped down versions of Rude Mechanicals songs at smaller venues, art galleries and parties since 2017. Focusing on an intimate cabaret style of storytelling and giving clarity to the vocals.