Blues, funk and rock is what you’ll get with Rufus Black Band as they return to The Brook for another stonking night of original tracks and intriguing covers. This is an exciting, emotional and gritty band, which grabs and delights it’s loyal fan base. Always a great live performance.
Rufus Black are a raw cocktail of British Blues, Funk, Soul and Rock. Formed in Dorset in December 2015, the five professional musicians became friends over their love of of blues & soul and decided to create a band. After a few packed out gigs in the pubs of Dorset they realised that the sound they created was instantly desired and appreciated. The band consists of:
Gavin Conder - Vocals (Whitesnake, Manfred Mann)
Scott Mckeon - Guitar (Tom Jones, Lana Del Rey)
Ben Jones - Guitar (Mary J. Blige, The Voice Band)
Leighton Allen - Bass (Kelvin Jones,The Hoosiers)
Russell Parker - Drums (Robbie McIntosh, P.P. Arnold)
Drawing influences from: Muddy Waters, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Al Green, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Donny Hathaway, James Brown, Joe Cocker, Freddie King and everything in between!
In the of summer of 2017 they hired a village hall in the middle of deepest darkest Dorset and hit the record button. The results were raw and old school and led to the release of their self-produced debut album ‘RISE UP’.
As professional musicians they have played some of UK’s most established venues and festivals, including:
The O2 Arena, The Albert Hall, Shepherd's Bush Empire, Glastonbury Festival, Bestival, V Festival, T In The Park, Bluesfest, Ronnie Scott's, and many many more.
Catch them while you can!!