Mala Ruckus is an indie alternative rock band formed in China and currently residing in Prague.
The band’s sound comes from an eclectic range of influences, due in part to the varied backgrounds of the individual members.
Folk, rock and alternative music are blended with melodious group harmonies and sincere lyrics.
The members met and formed the group in 2013 and have played in a multitude of cities in China, establishing
a reputation both for their energetic live shows and musical credibility.
After their arrest during a live performance, Mala Ruckus left China, and moved to Prague in 2016. Since moving to the Czech Republic, they have established a small, but loyal fan base, and have had the opportunity to play wonderful shows including the Rock for People Music Festival, the United Islands music festival and many others.
Soon to release their first full-length studio album, Mala Ruckus have worked passionately to create a sound that combines their respective influences with a playful personality and a voice all their own.
Alex Montyro - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Caolan O Neill Forde - Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Synthesizer
Ian James - Bass, Vocals
Krystof Fuxa - Drums
Raphael Hädler- Trumpet
Rock For People Festival, Hradec Králové, CZ - 2017
United Islands Music Festival, Prague, CZ - 2017
Street Food Rocks Festival, Prague, CZ - 2017
Sofar Prague - 2016
AmCham Music Festival, Dalian, PRC - 2016
WTA Opening Ceremonies, Dalian, PRC - 2015
93.3 CFRU Radio Live to Air, Dalian, PRC - 2015
Dawn Music Festival, Dalian, PRC - 2014
Harley Davidson Festival, Dandong, PRC 2014
Press Quotes and Links
" Mala Ruckus and their seriously captivating sound is one of the music world’s best kept secrets. Maybe and hopefully that will not be the case for longer with the upcoming release of the band’s debut album, People Mountain People Sea." - The Ringmaster Review
"Think Langhorne Slim meets Sublime meets 90s pop meets jazz fusion. It’s honestly one of the funnest albums we’ve listened to here at Rrampt, and perfect for summer grooving." -Rrampt