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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Dance, laugh and expand your mind with a mix of neo-rockabilly, old school psychobilly and the psychedelic; an altered world of rock and roll, country, boogie-woogie, swing, and rough edged blues with lyrics that merge the mystic and comic.

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The current line-up of Nick Plant, Tim Jackson and Frank Creamer came together late in 2019, having all three worked together in Dark Circus (2014-2017) though that’s not the place to start the story of The Gruffs.

In 2017, Nick got together with former Luna Vegas bandmate and guitarist Matt Nailor and Frank Creamer to form the first line-up. They quickly established a reputation for imaginative recordings and entertaining live shows, as captured on their debut album “Not the Full Shilling” released in 2017. This was followed by two EPs, Esmerelda (2018) and In Limbo Land (2020), now featuring Jim Hammond on drums.

Now we’re back up to date, almost. The latest album, Cosmic Kafoodle was written over two years, starting in the early months of 2020 and recorded over three sessions at Western Star Recording studios in 2022. The CD is available from the band and direct from Western Star Records as well as online via digital streaming and distribution platforms.

2022 “Cosmic Kafoodle” album WSRC173

2020 “In Limbo Land” 10 inch coloured vinyl WRSC MLP21

2018 “Esmaralda” 7 inch vinyl WSRC EP20

2017 “Not the Full Shilling” album WSRC119


Meet The Gruffs

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