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Ruckus Collective

"an experimental mix of funk, hip-hop, rock, reggae and more..."
From the dark depths of Bristol’s legendary underground music scene come five beatnik students and one garden centre sales assistant, with a flair for crushing grooves and poignant lyricism that ignites on stage in a manic explosion of relentless kinetic energy.

Although existent in various forms since October 2006, it was not until early 2008 that the Ruckus Collective really took off, quickly earning a reputation as one of the city’s most exciting new bands. A constantly evolving palette of influences including funk, jazz, rock, hip-hop, ska, reggae and ambient electronica has drawn comparisons with the likes of Ozomatli and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but in reality it is impossible to categorise this remorselessly genre-smashing punk fusion party sound.

The recording of "Stop, Drop, Dance!" in June ’08 represented a high point for the six members, keen to capture the group’s live potential with a debut album funded by months of heavy gigging. The studio experience had ups and downs, but its result is a disc that successfully portrays the edgy creativity and incendiary dancefloor power which never fails to raise a ruckus.


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SUMMER TOUR Check out for info on our SUMMER OF RUCKUS in August 2008, a tour to promote the new album "Stop, Drop, Dance!" which was recorded in June.  read the full post here >>

best industry quotes

  1. "a modern funk band that didn't make me want to rip my own ears off" - BBC Bristol Uncovered
  2. "Ruckus Collective are bold as brass and funkier than old socks - one of Bristol's hottest bands right now" - Mad Method
  3. "these young funkophiles have the skill and energetic invention to propel them to greater things... it's the rhythmic spice of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the fizz of Ozomatli. Sax masters and effervescent MCs, they’d turn Monday morning into a party - prepare to be moved" - Fact Fans

best headline shows

  1. Anson Rooms, Bristol
  2. Brixton Jamm, London
  3. Moles, Bath

best support shows

  1. Thekla, Bristol
  2. The Croft, Bristol
  3. Phoenix, Exeter


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