The acclaimed 8 piece soul band Rufus Stone have been performing constantly for 34 years since their formation back in 1984.
Rufus Stone have performed at every kind of venue from the wonderful Royal Albert Hall to city theatres, cruise ships and open air events such as the Round the World Yacht Race and Goodwood Festival of Speed. On their list of credits are performances and tours with the likes of Edwin Starr, Curtis Mayfield, Ben E King, Jimmy Ruffin and many more of soul music's greats.
Over the years they have built a loyal following and it is this support that has kept the band not only on the road but still as soulful as when they started. The music is authentic soul with selections from The Blues Brothers and The Commitments, but the bulk of the set comes from the soul greats such as Otis Redding, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Joe Tex and many others.
Rufus Stone are delighted to welcome new vocalist Susie Maycock. Susie's performance career started at an early age, taking to the stage at the tender age of three, and it's been difficult to get her off it since! With a passion for all things musical she has an eclectic taste that ranges from Musical Theatre to Blues and Soul. After gaining a degree in Musical Theatre she became resident vocalist for companies such as Thompson Holidays, P&O Cruises and Seabourn.
Singing has taken her all around the world with performances in Macau, Hong Kong, Ibiza and Greece as well as theatres throughout the UK, but 2016 brought her back to the UK to live in Southampton and to join the ranks of Rufus Stone.
"With such a long history as a band and a huge following, singing with Rufus is an exciting opportunity that I'm looking forward to getting stuck into!”