Sunday, October 10, 2021

DJ Interviews: Rufusking Band

Here;s my interview with the Rufusking band.

How'd you get started in music?
First, thank you so much for this interview Dizzy!

In 2017 the four of us came together in a studio and started to write songs: that's were the Rufusking-adventure started. Back then we played a lot of long jams and we still really like to do that, sometimes just for the fun of making music together and every now and then a new song is created while jamming.

All the members of Rufusking have been playing in bands for over 20 years, mostly coverbands in the early years.

Who are your inspirations or influences?
There are so many things in the world that inspire us: daily life, history, people, strange or funny things that we read about on news websites and more. Everything can be the start of a new song.

Musically we are inspired by many artists and bands, but also interested in many genres. We are inspired by bands such as Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, The Rolling Stones, Oasis and the Stereophonics and are always exploring record stores and digital platforms to discover new music. Our drummer, for example, is also a huge fan of jazzmusic!

What advice would you offer aspiring performers?
Practice a lot, play live as much as you can and wherever you can! And, very important: never forget to have fun while making music.

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
We don't really try to set ourselves apart, we actually embrace all the artists and bands that inspired us so far and we are really happy and proud to be part of a local musical community in the Netherlands and an amazing (online) international musical community as well! It might sound cliché, but we are happy with what and where we are as a band right now.

Any new gigs or albums in the future
We released our new single 'Motel Stardust' on Friday October 8th! We will play two gigs - one 'normal' show on the 8th, one acoustic show on the 10th - to celebrate this.

We are aiming to release our next single late in November. And we will have some gigs coming up in The Netherlands later this year and early in 2022... and we are really looking forward to be playing for live audiences again!
Special thanks to them for doing this interview, & I wish them lots of luck in thier music. So until then I'll catch you on The Flipside! Stay awesome & rock n roll!

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