Ruff As Stone – Put Your Smile On
(Bosworth Creative – 2018)
A London based catchy rocking quintet who have blues roots and really groove it out really good baby!
These southern based boys are what you would call something of a Supergroup since Vocal & Percussionist, Austin Howard was the Frontman of Ellis Beggs and Howard in the 80's, whereas Guitarist/Keyboardist, Lutz Kunzel was a member of The Flaming Rocks, Set & aTaNNSCHEN. Tobias Kunzel (Drums/Percussion) laid vocals down for Multi-million selling German band, Die Prinzen and Bassist, Rob Tree has toured alongside Chris Norman (Smokie) and Mick Tucker of The Sweet.
Positive vibes flow out the speakers straight away from these guys since they have so much soul that heavily oozes out of them with the Southerness of 'See The Light' and 'Come Together' or second to none takes of Everyone's A Winner' (Hot Chocolate) and 'Black is Black' that originally came out in 1966 from Los Bravos. Elsewhere's there's the loving 'Lips Are For Kissing' and the epic closer 'Midnight Stranger' with Gospel like backing vocals.
Love to see these guys play live for sure.
By Glenn Milligan