Meet the Band
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.
Keyboard / Lead Vocals
Guitar / Vocals
Bass / Vocals
Top photo by Allison Lorimier. Slideshow photos by Brandon Sevestre.