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 $20.00 at gigs.


'LOVE THIS COUNTRY' The single, entered the Australian top 40 Country charts at No. 26 last Jan and climbed up the charts. A VERY BIG thankyou to everyone who has supported us and the radio stations who play our music. We love you.

A LITTLE NOT SO GREAT NEWS. Craig, Craigy poo, Drummer boy. Our good friend and beat master for the last five years has become ill. His illness will, at the moment, not allow him to keep up the demands of being a drummer and he has decided to step aside so he can concentrate on his wellbeing and give  RUCKUS the opportunity to move foward. Craigs contribution, especially on our latest CD has been emmence and we all hope he will get over the illness which has been thrust upon him as soon as possible.

BANGO!!! Mick, Bazza and Roly will be smackin' out the tunes at a new venue. Well not new but we haven't been here for six years. The Grand hotel in Warrandyte is the place to be to finish out your working week. Friday night 31th July it's on for young and old to let these guys know how much fun we can have.
Sat 1st Aug. Can't believe another months gone by!!!!!!! RUCKUS will be at the place to be on Saturdy!.... Brycees Tavern in Mooroolbark, a fantastic supporter of local and international live music artists. Come on down for some RUCK n Roll

And some GREAT NEWS. RUCKUS entered their latest CD and original songs to the Canberra Country Music competition and came away with not one but EIGHT AWARDS..........Yep EIGHT AWARDS and they are..........DA DAAAAA
Best Country Album....'Love This Country'
Best Engineering and Production.......Gavin Parker who helped us emmensley
Best Album Cover Artwork
Best Contempary Country song.......'Love This Country'
Best Traditional Country song..........'Smiley What about the Roses'
Best Country Rock song.................'Denim n Dust'
Best Honky Tonk song...................'Don't Judge a Book by its Cover'
Best Alternate Country song          'Tessie'

Our instrumental 'Couldn't be Bothered Singin' Song' also made it into the top thirty in the ASA 'Australian Songwriters Association" actually coming in at no 12. Which is another pat on the back considering the quality and amount of entries in this very prestigous competition .

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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!

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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.

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