Ruff as Stone, a London based four piece band, 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. Lead singer and lyricist Austin Howard, formally lead singer and front man to the 80s band Ellis Beggs & Howard having been referred to as the black Mick Jagger, adds real strength and texture to the overall vocal components of Ruff as Stone's sound. Austin has written performed and produced for TV, Film and numerous artists for many years. He comes with a pedigree that is second to none and has inspired audiences and artists with his individual style and charismatic vocal prowess.

Tom E Morrison (guitarist/Bvox) whom is an award winning producer/engineer/composer in his own right, having worked with artist such as Underworld and Bonnie Tyler, chops out riffs that supply and inject energy reminiscent of some of the great guitarists of our times.

Tobias Kunzel(Drums/Bvox) best known for his vocal work with the multi million-selling German band Die Prinzen plays 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, he uses the experience built up playing hundreds of gigs, big and small to deliver the thumping grooves and heavy riffs that Ruff As Stone are fast becoming known for.

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