Loughborough band on the road to success

The Rugged SoundSystem (TRS)Up and coming Loughborough band, The Rugged SoundSystem (TRS), has taken the local Leicestershire music scene by storm and has now taken its unique brand of hip hop funk style music to London, supporting The Daves at The Borderline in Soho on Saturday 26th July.

The Rugged SoundSystem is an eclectic seven piece band and in this year alone has played major local festivals Glastonbudget and FreeFest and just last month supported the chart-topping band The Wombats at Loughborough University.

With an EP on the way, the band has spent the last six months in the studio and on the stage. Vocalist and Loughborough local Emilie Suffolk explains: “It has been a whirlwind year for the band. We started playing gigs at local pubs in Loughborough, then The Charlotte in Leicester and within six months were one of the headline acts at Glastonbudget and Freefest.

“We all thought it couldn’t get any better than supporting The Wombats at Loughborough Uni in June but then The Daves invited us to support them at their gig in London, which is an amazing opportunity for us to play to a new crowd.”

The Daves’ debut single Not for England hit the top 100 iTunes download chart earlier this month and the band has been receiving rave reviews.

The Rugged Soundsystem is hoping to play some of the late summer festivals along with more gigs across the East Midlands. Lex Baldwin, vocalist and MC explains: “Our sound is totally unique which I think is why we have built up such a strong local fan base, our influences come from many genres including hip hop, funk, jazz, soul and reggae. We now hope we have won some new fans in the capital.”

For more information about the band visit www.myspace.com/theruggedsoundsystem

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