from Victoria BC



since circa 1981
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.
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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

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