Ruffian Royale

Ruffian Royale

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Ruffian Royale is a collective that create the music they love, soul infused rock/reggae. Inspired by the raw, intoxicating sounds of the 60's and 70's, they stay true to creating pure music, free of gimmicks, created with passion.

Biography

Created by longtime friends (St. Arnaud & Casavant), Ruffian Royale stems from the early roots of growing up in the North America's #1 ski resort, Whistler, British Columbia, the party town of Canada. Having played music together in various forms for nearly a decade, in the spring of 2008, St. Arnaud and Casavant reconnected their musical kinship and created what is now know as Ruffian Royale. Cooped up in there home studio, with the addition of some great musical collaborations, the outcome was Juniper Flowers Vol. 1, a soundtrack for the summer at its finest. The duo approach their songwriting process with a keen ear for melody and production, leaving the results vividly rendered. With influences ranging across the board from early rock, roots/ reggae, rocksteady and indi, Ruffian Royale indeed captures the pure essence of music. Having assembled a live band, with the addition of Mike Paprocki on the bass, and Joe Watts on the drums, Ruffian showcased their live renditions of Juniper Flowers over 2008, including a headline spot at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival. In February 2009 Ruffian escaped to Port Ludlow, Washington, and began production of their sophomore record entitle "Hardest of the Hard". Recorded in various locations over 6 months, the record is scheduled to be released in January 2010. With a more calculated approach to songwriting, and an evolution in the production side, "Hardest of the Hard" stays true to there style and is sure to attract a whole new range of fans. Through there website, Ruffian Royale takes a new approach to music distribution and offers there full length albums for free high-quality download. So enjoy, music is for sharing. WWW.RUFFIANROYALE.COM

Discography

Juniper Flowers Vol. 1- Debut album from Ruffian Royale, summer 2008.
Hardest of the Hard- Sophomore release, January 2010.

Set List

Look to the Sky
Lonely Man
Speak it
Midnight Sun
No Trouble
Burning Down the Lights
Departed
Glass Bottles
Smoke and Mirrors
If it Looks Like
Gypsie Eyes

No Covers, the occasional snippet of a cover mixed with an original.

Total set usually around 1 hr.