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Don't Be Cruel 2006
Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) 2009
Blue Christmas
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Past Shows

Fri. March 8th 2019
Dance-Rukus-Mar 8 Rukus
Fri. November 16th 2018
Dance to the Music of Rukus
Sat. December 16th 2017
Saturday Night Dance with Rukus Rukus
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from Victoria BC

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On Hiatus - Confirmed: Nov. 17, 2020 (Awaiting Update)
Pronunciation: 'r&-k&s also 'rŸ- or 'ru
Function: noun
Etymology: probably blend of ruction and rumpus
Date: circa 1890
Synonyms: Commotion, furore, fuss, rumpus, shindig, shindy, to do, uproar.

Any combination of human body sounds and movements such as screaming, yelling, hooting, hollering, shouting, whistling, banging, while dancing, jumping, shaking, twisting, gyrating, etc. in the spirit of letting off steam and having a good time. He or she who exerts the loudest sounds and wildest movements raises the best RUKUS.

Audio Samples

Don't Be Cruel 2006
Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) 2009
Blue Christmas
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Current Lineup

Bob DalzielGuitar / Lead Vocals1981-present
Dave KissingerGuitar / Vocals1991-present

Past Members

Phil IssacsonGuitar / Lead Vocals1981-1983
Rod ArundellGuitar1981-1990
Bob RichardsonBass1981-1983
Dave PaulDrums1981-1993
Norm PiercyBass / Keyboards / Vocals1983-1992
Art deMeullesBass / Vocals1989-1990
John HughesKeyboards1990
Kim CutlerLead Vocals1991-1992
Brian FergusonKeyboards1991-2000
Rick LonghurstBass1991
Steve HansenBass / Vocals1992-1995
Helen DaviesLead Vocals / Saxophone1992-1994
Dan IsonDrums1994
Steve PeabodyDrums / Vocals1994-1996
Peter MacDonaldBass1995-1997
John LorenzoDrums1996-2003
Ian AdamekBass1997-2000
David MasterKeyboards2000-2001
Fred HerfstBass / Vocals2000-2007
Marty AdamsKeyboards2001-2018
Barry CassonDrums2003-2015
Adrien AuCoinBass / Vocals2007-2008
Steve HansenBass / Vocals2008-2019
Paul McLellanDrums / Vocals2015-2017
Don CrockerDrums / Vocals2017-2018


Rukus at Bays Rangers Dance Feb 24 1990
Posted: Jul. 15, 2017
Filmed: Feb. 24, 1990
Victoria Music Hall Of Fame Social 2008
Posted: Dec. 21, 2015 via rcmpsite.com
Filmed: Apr. 5, 2008
Rukus at The Crystal Gardens
Posted: Dec. 18, 2015 via rcmpsite.com
Filmed: Jul. 2, 2004
Status: On Hiatus
- Last confirmed Nov. 17, 2020