Ruckus Band

A Warm Welcome to the RUCKUS Web Site...

HOT OFF THE PRESS..........YEP IT'S HERE..........FINALLY!!!  Our new latest release CD "LOVE THIS COUNTRY" is in our hands.
With 7 original songs and 4 great covers there will be something for everyone.
If you want to get a copy before then you can email on $25.00 online includes postage and handling $22.00 at gigs.



This weekend we have two fantastic community events.
Sat 19th RUCKUS Rocks Ruffy. Up in the beautiful Strathbogie ranges. Grab the gang and head on up for a great night
of music and fun, plenty of room to swag it if you need.
Admission: Adults $20.00 / Children under 12 free
Food Available – BYO Drinks. Tablelands Community Centre 6.30pm-11.30pm
Information & Ticket Sales Contact John: 03 5790 4161 / 0427 535 625
This is a Tablelands Community Centre fundraiser

Sunday 20th Two great bands, one great event. RUCKUS along with the Yarra River Band will be rockin' Warburton. Raffles, Easter eggs and prizes, with special guest Wilbur Wilde. Grab the kids and a rug and make a wonderful Easter sunday of it.
At the very scenic Warburton caravan park East Warby. Day starts at Midday

Just a little news in brief:

"A Truckers Wife" from our second album has been getting a lot of response in America and is also on itunes along with "Smiley What about the Roses" and from our latest CD "Don't Judge a Book by its Cover" is also on itunes

MORE NEWS. Hot off the press!!!
RUCKUS has just released our second single off our new CD. "Dear John" a song about how hard life on the road can be for the truckies who carry our country around.Our first release "Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover", a quirky little song about someone you may meet while persueing our favorite pastime, playing live, has also been released through CRS (Country Radio Singles). Request these new songs  from your favorite local radio station. If they don't have the song they can request it through or phone Mick direct on 0407 338 343

If you wanna join our facebook family click on the Facebook link below, then just press "LIKE" and you're in!!  If you want to keep up with what we're doing then don't forget to click on NOTIFICATIONS too.

RUCKUS, one of Australias PREMIER Country Bands having won amongst other things
"Coca Cola" battle Tamworth 2009
"Tooheys" battle Tamworth 2008 as well as "Golden Guitar" Finalists
"West Leagues/Rural Press" battle Tamworth 2007
RUCKUS is the only band to have taken out all three and now look foward to another great year.
Our band evolved over 7 years ago . Founding member and guitarist, Mick Abrey had previously played in bands with Bazza Tiplady(bass) and Craig Nicholls(drums)  along with Roland Kretschmer on guitar and helping out on fiddle the very talented Penelope Somerville, they will have you kickin' up ya heels. The current line-up has been solidly performing their material to a growing army of "Ruckettes" whose support has elevated the bands reputation way beyond our current epicenter - Melbourne and outer regions!!! Our material features an eclectic mix of southern rock and country with a growing list of "home-made" originals.

The name "RUCKUS" evolved from a particularly eventful night experienced by some of the founding band members at an outer suburban venue of questionable repute(hmmm!!).

Calling all RUCKETTES!

Keep up with RUCKUS news by joining our mailing list. Email us at and we will put you on our mailing list to keep up with goss, the music and what's coming up. Every month or so we will send you an email with all the goings on of the band and any other interesting news we can make up!!

If ya wanna check out RUCKUS Live at one of our favourite venues go

Request RUCKUS on the Country Music Channel!

Country Music Channel

If you would like to see our video clips on CMC you can go to and follow the link to the request page and request "Smiley, what about the roses?" by "Michael Abrey"
And don't forget you can still request "Devil Pub" RUCKUS and also "Truckers wife" RUCKUS: Country/ Southern rock Music.
Thankyou to Richard and Ninian from Peregrine Productions who directed and produced the clips, We had a great time making these clips and hope everyone who sees them will enjoy them as much as RUCKUS did putting them together. You can also view them on our media page.

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