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Ruff As Stone
Ruff as Stone, a London based four piece supergroup came together after what began as a simple jam session one afternoon in 2009 quickly turned into a writing session as whole songs started to take shape in no time at all, leaving the group in no doubt that they had something special. Their music has evolved into a powerful mix of rock and soul. unnapologetically influenced by the 70s. This is no pastiche, rather a respectful nod to a time that we all experienced.
Think: Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz Seal. The album "Put your smile on“ was released in spring 2018 by BRM.
Lead singer Austin Howard, formally lead singer and front man to the 80s band Ellis Beggs & Howard who had 3 European top ten hits off their album ‘Homelands’. He is working as an actor and songwriter for films and tv shows. Austin has been referred to as the "black Mick Jagger“ .
Lutz Künzel(Guitar /BVox) formerly with SET, äTäNNSCHEN and ‘The Flaming Rocks’. Lutz also is a composer, arranger and producer as wells a solo-artist and guitarist for different German record companies, radio and TV. Lutz’s guitar style ranges from Beat and Classical to Rock and Heavy Metal, which gives ‘Ruff As Stone’ great variety.
Tobias Künzel(Drums/Bvox) best known for his vocal work with the multi million-
selling German band `Die Prinzen` (up to now 17 Gold and Platinum awards.) Tobias is also songwriter and producer and has won several awards over his career . Tobias plays drums with a tenacity and style Keith Moon or Ginger Baker would be proud of.
Completing the rhythm section is Rob Tree (Bass/Bvox) who has toured and performed with Chris Norman (Smokie), Mick Tucker (The Sweet) and Bliss. Influenced and inspired by the likes of Jack Bruce, Marcus Miller and Flea among others, and trained at the Academy Of Contemporary Music.
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