Ruffdog Elliott

Not your normal run of the mill singer songwriter, Ruffdog Elliott has a sting in his guitar strings that will knock a punch out of the right of the political swing. His lyrics tell the searing truth of the wrongs in society and tell a story that is as honest as it is true.

Always right on the current button with an often humorous lilt, he takes his influence from singer song writers such as Billy Bragg, Frank Turner and Bob Dylan, but with an affiliation with the Punk movement that coloured his early years. Current artists that fire his belly with their powerful energy and rebellious message are, Dublin Avant Gard punk performer Meryl Streek, as well as Bobbie Vylan and Dead Sheeran.

If you ask him where he’s performing, he says you’ll find him playing at any gig that will have him on the Dorset music scene. In truth he has played across the country in venues from pubs, festivals and football grounds to the world famous Troubadour in London and soon to smash the south west of Ireland.

Check out Ruffdogs upcoming gigs:

March 2nd – Blues & Bourbon weekend, The Railway Christchurch, 8-8.45pm

April 25th – Live and Unheard, Poole Lighthouse, 7.30pm

June 2nd – Borough Gardens, Dorchester, 2pm

July 20th – Stagfest, Maiden Newton

Aug 31st – Dorset Nomads MCC party, The Bluebird

Sept 5th – Support for Nick Capaldi, The Tivoli Theatre, 7.30pm
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Sept 7th – Burton Punx Reunion, Burton-On-Trent

Oct 11th – Fazza Fest, Allendale Centre, Wimborne, 4-11pm
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A black and white photo of a side profile of a man. He has a beard and is wearing sunglasses. He has a hat on with several pin badges and is wearing chunky jewellery around is neck