RUTS DC

The Ruts DC were formed in 1981 by the rhythm section and guitarist of The Ruts. The Ruts had had three whirlwind years of success and much critical acclaim - excellent releases included the singles "Babylons Burning" ,"Jah War"," Something That I Said" and "Staring At The Rude Boys" and the albums "The Crack", "Grin And Bear It" and John Peel Sessions. The famous Radio 1 dj strongly supported the bands debut single "In A Rut" that was put out by reggae band Misty In Roots as they shared the common fight against racism and the National Front.

In December 2008 John “Segs” Jennings and Dave Ruffy returned to Ariwa Studios as Ruts D.C. to record some new tracks with Neil “Mad Professor” Fraser. The project, entitled Rhythm Collision Vol. 2, was mixed in Brighton by Mike “Prince Fatty” Pelanconi and was finally released in 2013.

The band enlisted Leigh Heggarty on guitar, Seamus Beaghan on Hammond organ, and Molara on additional vocals and percussion, and completed some British dates supporting Alabama 3 in November and December 2011. The band also played the Rebellion Festival in August 2012, at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, Lancashire, alongside Rancid, Buzzcocks, Goldblade, Social Distortion, Public Image Ltd and a reformed Anti-Pasti amongst others.

Stiff Little Fingers included their own version of “Staring at the Rude Boys” as an encore song, on their March 2013 UK tour. They were joined on stage by John “Segs” Jennings at the London gig on 22 March.

The band toured with The Damned in November and December 2013 and in 2014 are scheduled to play a number of concerts and festivals throughout UK as well as in Serbia, Germany, Holland, Norway and Sweden. More importantly the band will release not 1 BUT 2 new albums & a book this coming October & undertaken a national uk headline tour in Nov / Dec !!!

www.theruts.co.uk

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