see Red ruff at queen’s head

Red Ruff
Red Ruff

Belper trio Red Ruff will be playing in the town on Saturday, January 18.

They will be performing at The Queen’s Head, based on Chesterfield Road, with doors opening at 8.15pm.

When three local mums met up at the school gates united only by a common love of singing, it would have been impossible to predict their musical journey - or unique stage presence.

Now, riding on the back of their CD launch, which was unveiled in a gig at the Red Lion in Wirksworth last month, Red Ruff are a local sensation and word is spreading fast.

Bringing together the worlds of exquisite harmony, music hall performance,and a guide to motor maintenance, Red Ruff are rapidly building a following on the club and festival circuit.

Now having delighted audiences from here to Carlisle, it is time to be bemused, beguiled and entertained by Red Ruff in a local setting.

Red Ruff is made up of Jen Aitken, Nansy Ferrett and Sue Devine and are all in their late 30s. They got together a couple of years ago and between them the three redheads had done a bit of singing but had no real plans for a band.

However, just a few months after covering everything from Snow Patrol to Tears For Fears in acapella, three-part harmony, they decided to give Wirksworth Festival a go, busking on the streets in their tutus and big boots.
Jen said: “I was terrified of the idea of performing. I thought we could never be good enough. That was one reason for our name choice – Red Ruff – with ‘ruff’ in the name it wouldn’t matter if we sounded a bit rough!”

Their album - The Really Really Good and Absolutely Clever Album - was recorded at Sound-hub Studios in Belper.

Admission for the gig is £5.