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Rufus Black Band

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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 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 House Band), Leighton Allen - Bass (Kelvin Jones, The Hoosiers) and Russell Parker - Drums (Robbie McIntosh, P.P. Arnold).

The band draws 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 beginning of 2016 they hired The Village Hall Studios in Dorset and hit the record button. The results were raw and old school. They loved this sound so much that they recorded their debut album ‘Rise Up’ which will be on sale on the night.

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!! – Not to be Missed!

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