Cousin Rufu

Cousin Rufu

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandRockSoul

To play our Pop/Rock/Soul music at the 2012 Summer/Winter Music Festivals all over Southern Ontario would be quite an achievement for us. Playing at several well known venues all over Toronto, have allowed us to develop a stage presence and performance calibre for audiences of all kinds to see.

Biography

Cousin Rufu is essentially Pop Rock Soul. They sound like the Dave Matthews Band, with the voice of Seal, the laid back groove of Ben Harper and the lyrical craft and playfulness of Jack Johnson.

Throughout 2011, they performed at several well known venues all over Toronto and are now ready to take their energetic performance to festivals all over Southern Ontario and wherever else their journey may lead them.

They were surprised to have enjoyed playing for 7 and a half hours at Scotiabank's Nuit Blanche 2011, all-night artist instillation event in the streets of Toronto. They were commissioned by, Vancouver-based Artist, Kevin Schmidt and can't wait to play for crowds of that size again and again.

In early 2012, they plan to release their debut EP, "No Cover No Lines". They are also planning to release a free download of their latest song called, "Hand In Hand". This song was written in honour of the resilient spirit of those who continue to inspire the world with their efforts in overcoming the suffering and the challenges caused by the tragic earthquake in Japan this past March 11th, 2011.

Lyrics

Red Dress

Written By: Armando Espana

"Kill for me baby", is all she said.
A quick kiss she slipped outta my bed
She slid on her RED DRESS left the night before
Across our mess she made her way to the door

I said, "Hold on, you're leaving me misunderstood".
Then I said somethin' 'bout my heart being good.
Then said, "WOAH", to the gun left by the night table leg.
"Be good to me", she said, "Make him beg.

Don't wanna know more no
I think I've been here before
Don't wanna play your game
But aint it always the same.

Early morning flew through noon
The sun started making way for the moon
I sat up and drew lines through what's wrong and right
Had twisted circles by the end of the night.

I thought, "YES", to her plan and alibi in detail.
This kind of killer I confess couldn't fail,
then said, "NO" to the mirror hung to my foolish stare,
but in the corner hung her silk underwear.

Don't wanna know more no
I think I've been here before
Don't wanna play your game
But aint it always the same

I thought I saw her. Could it be
She disappeared and stole my reality
I don't eat, I don't sleep, hardly see the sun
I roam the street in fear of what I've become

Inner thighs, her eyes, her lips, her hips, she's curved like a spell.
My finger tip she made grip closer to hell
Not a day goes, she doesnt shoot straight though my head.
Can't wait to shoot through her sweet head instead.

Don't wanna know more no
I think I've been here before
Don't wanna play your game
But ain't it always the same.

No Cover No Lines

Written By: Armando Espana

No Cover No Lines

Smile, Smile,

I know a party not far,
we got a floor we can share
Where everybody's a star.
Bring all the soul you can bare.

The rhythm follows your heart
The music's lead by your song
never too late to start
so come on, come on and

Smile, we're finally together
Smile, don't let this party end.

Move like that fire inside
and let your brightest show through
Wear all you've wanted with pride
and kiss who'll wanna kiss you.

We won't all dance the same
but if it's beauty you give
Join in our rising flame
this is how we live so

Smile, We're finally together
Smile, Don't let this party end
Smile, Can we get close to each-other
Smile, my beautiful friend

Remember where we used to be
and what went wrong before
Remember where we need to be

Smile. We're finally together
Smile, Don't let this party end
Smile, Can we get close to each-other
Smile, My beautiful friend

Smile, My beautiful Friend.

Girl I Know

Written By: Armando Espana

There's a girl I know.
She's got long hair brown eyes.
She's got clothes for show
Man she can make em work nice

She's got a lot of heart and style
She's got a mind to talk all night
A way that's soft and smooth and silky
Man when she sings oooh my, my.

But when you wanna watch her lose her self control
Take her to a place where music moves her to the floor
then you'll see her

Move, you won't believe your eyes
Can she Move? you won't ask that twice
She's full of love and life and laughter
You can see it in her eyes
When you see her move to the music
She'll steal the moon's spotlight

There's a way she smiles
That pull your feet of the floor
Your heart'll run a thousand miles
and then run back to get some more

You'll feel the world below you bloom
When you get caught inside her stare
and find a place where there's no room
For any worry, anywhere.

But when you wanna watch her lose her self control
You take her to a place where music moves her to the floor
Cause then you'll see her

Move, you won't believe your eyes
Can she move, you won't ask that twice
She's full of love and life and laughter
You can see it in her eyes
When you see her move to the music
She'll steal the moon's spotlight

There's another place she goes
To get away from the lights
Where she don't worry 'bout her clothes
Where she can always stay the night

Where she can cuddle to me close
and tell me anything she likes
But when the heat between us grows
There ain't a flame we can't ignite.

When we wanna free that fire in our souls
We take each-other to where we discover there's no need for self control
and all we do is

Move, you won't believe your eyes
all we do is move, we change the rhythm of time
We're making love 3 straight days after
our hearts and bodies intertwined,
When you see us move to the music.
We'll steal the moon's spotlight.

Beautiful and Fearless

Written By: Armando Espana

Baby can I borrow your kiss.
I swear I'll bring it back on another night like this
So let me prove just how I'm good for it
Collect my interest baby and let me pile it on your lips.

Let my love fall on your sweet lips

There's something inside my heart
you keep touching that makes no sense to my thoughts
Cause I know nothing, about how beautiful you are.
So will you let me find out to see if I can make you smile

The way I hope I'm doin' right now

Being beautiful and fearless is a sexy thing
By the way you wear your dress in this cloned clown circus ring
I can tell you got love for yourself, hope you believe you can do everything
Cause all I'm asking is a chance to go dancin'
With the music I know our hearts will sing.

I ain't askin' for your forever
Not yet anyway
We could spend our time trying to know each-other better
Or you could lend me your kiss I promise,
I'll take good care of it.

I'll make it last as long as you insist
And bring it back when ever you reminisce
All about your favorite kiss
I hope I never miss

Your forever kiss.

Wine Angel

Written By: Armando Espana

How high is she taking me?
I’ve never been here before.
I started believin’
She’d never need my floor.

She’ll spin over my shoulder
Slow, light and gracefully,
But when I get any closer,
She’s bending all I see.

Oh angel of wine
Sweet angel of mine
Will you kiss me through your chardonnay recline
Please sweet angel of mine.

She’ll swirl a spell as she dances
Across her beautiful sky
She’ll leave you lost in her glances
Your smile she’ll always find

She’ll swim with your drowning sorrow,
Her sweetness keeps her dry,
But when she leaves you tomorrow,
You’ll fall, you’ll crawl you’ll cry.

Oh angel of wine
Sweet angel of mine
Will you kiss me through your chardonnay recline
Please sweet angel of mine

She rose,
Through everything that’s wrong and right
She rose, She rose
Through everything that’s red and white
She rose, She rose, She Rose,

Discography

EP - No Cover No LInes Release March 2012

1. No Cover No Lines
2. Red Dress
3. Girl I Know
4. Beautiful and Fearless
5. Wine Angel

Set List

Halo's and Horns
Less than a hassle
Cookie Jar Confessions
Your Paradise
Beautiful and Fearless
Girl I know
No Cover No Lines
Shine Bright
Hadrian's Wall
Hand In Hand
Red Dress