Meet the Band

...Unconventional time signatures, laser-sharp playing, killer lead vocals, and a collective wallop that is as impressive as it is cohesive
— Daniel A. Brown, Void Magazine, 2019
Jon Lorimier, Jay Stamper, Nicole Pascale, and Ernie Douglass

Jon Lorimier, Jay Stamper, Nicole Pascale, and Ernie Douglass

 

Origins

Beginning in 2008, RUFFIANS started as an homage to alternative pioneers The Smiths and were named Rusholme Ruffians, from the Smiths song of the same name. As the tribute act-era wound down, the band chose a path that took the band's other tastes into account. RUFFIANS' sound still reflects the Smiths influence, but bands as diverse as The Who, Blondie, King Crimson, Bad Religion, and Queen can be heard, among a countless list of others.

Thanks to RUFFIANS now touting mostly original songs, they have been fortunate to share the stage with nationally- and globally-known acts.

Members

Nicole Pascale
Keyboard / Lead Vocals

Jay Stamper
Guitar / Vocals

Ernie Douglass
Bass / Vocals

Jon Lorimier
Drums

Top photo by Allison Lorimier. Slideshow photos by Brandon Sevestre.