Lexington, Kentucky Ska!

Happy Halloween, Ruffians! 

We're sad that we didn't get to celebrate our favorite holiday on-stage with silly costumes this year. But, fear not, ye fine ladies and fellows! Great things are just around the corner!

We have gathered all the right ingredients - slime, snails, and puppy dog tales (We would never maim a puppy!) - to brew up our own dastardly concoctions in order to appease your appetites for ska sustenance! <--- Like a collection of run-on-sentence tongue twisters! And, new music! And, new merch!

As always, keep them peepers peepin', because actual legitimate announcements are hiding in the shadows! 

Don't Get Too Comfy! 

We're a little behind, but here we go!

Big thanks to all the fans that made it out to our last few shows. Playing at Lynagh's for the first time was awesome and they were such a welcoming venue. (O'rounds 4 lyfe.) Our second year playing Cirque de Virgo was every bit as great as the first. Oh, and did we mention how awesome opening for The Toasters was?! We are so grateful to Last of the Dodo and The Green Lantern for having us out. Best night ever. We were all sore for a week.  

On a sadder note, our singer Alex sang with us for the last time at our show with The Toasters. She gave us two great years of performances, near and far. Not to mention contributing to the creation of some of our favorite material to date. She will certainly be missed!

But, don't you worry your pretty, little, two-tone-loving heads. The Rough Customers ain't done yet! We have been in the throes of auditioning some extremely talented singers over the last month. So stay tuned!

Looking forward to our next dance, Lexington! 

- Your friendly neighborhood ska band.

What's in Your Head? 


Check out the video our friend, Chuck Johnson, captured at our last show. A special duet, featuring Abby Helton, from Jocky Onassis! Wowza! That's a lot of names!

Gearing Up For Summer  

After a delicious serving of shows this past month, with our EP release at Cosmic Charlie's, a throw down with friends new and old at the Green Lantern, and the amazing showcase for Al's Bar's 10th anniversary, we are ready for more! 

We have a great many summer events in the works, so keep them peepers peeping. We also have MORE new music in the works!

See you all out on those sticky, sweaty, skankin' grounds!

New Music! 

Hey dudes! Check out our latest release of music, An Army of My Own four track EP! It's hanging out to the right. ---->

Stream it or download it and take it on the go! 

Coming Soon! 

Hey Ruffians! 

We we have several show announcements coming out this week, so stay tuned for those. Also, our recording is done on a brand new EP that we will soon offer digitally! It shouldn't be long now before it is all mixed and ready to go. Plus, we have a couple of other tricks up our sleeves. See you soon!

Welcome to the Future 

Hey everybody!

We're back at it after a slow holiday season, and we've got a lot of exciting things in the works. First of all, you should check us out at Best Friend Bar on Friday, January 20th with some other great locals that are new to the scene. It's going to be a killer show.

Some other things to look forward to are new songs (both live and recorded), the return of some of our very talented "friend bands" that we have hosted in the past, and some more of our personal brand of silly antics. So, stay tuned!

See you all out on the skankin' grounds!

Hey you! What's new? 

Hey everybody!  Just dropping by to let all of you lovely folks know what is going on in the world of the Rough Customers!  We're getting ready to head into the studio to lay down some new tracks!  We may tease you with some of it, but we're hoping that in 2017 you'll have a new Rough Customer album to dance to all night long!  As always, we thank you for your continued support! 


Welcome to the Jungle! 

We would like to officially announce the addition of Denver Pascua on Trumpet and Taylor Brandenburg on Tuba/Sousaphone (and whatever else is needed) to the Rough Customer Family!  We're super excited to not only fill out our horn section with the missing trumpet, but also add depth with the Sousaphone.  Welcome guys, and here's to many years of music!

Big Thanks and Some Reflection! 

An incredible weekend is in the books! Last Friday was an absolute blast at Cirque De Virgo! Then, lthis past Sunday night at Al's was off the hook! A big thanks to The Duppies and Last of the Dodo for having us on the skank filled bill! 

What's up next for your fine feathered finks? We'll have some more shows closer to Halloween and if you have ever seen us, you know you'll not want to miss those. There'll be some shenanigans for sure! We'll also be getting in the studio soon to lay down some of our newer stuff and continue writing more of the world's greatest music. 

We also want to give a shout out to Taylor Brandenburg and Denver Pascua! They were thrown into the madness and have worked their butts off to learn our music in a VERY short time! Good job guys! Oh yeah, if you haven't seen us in awhile Denver is blowing the trumpet for us and Taylor is blasting the Sousaphone on some songs! 

We're coming up (or have already reached) 9 years as a band! That blows our collective minds! Like a lot of bands with many members, we've went through a few changes over the years. However, each person who has ever called themselves a "Rough Customer" has left their mark with us and we are still influenced by them every time we pick up our instruments. We want to thank you, the fans, for welcoming each and every new member with warmth and enthusiasm! Just know that the people you are watching and listening to are going to give you everything they have to entertain you while on stage! You are the reason we do this! 

As always, check us out on here, Twitter, and Facebook for all of the latest and greatest from Lexington's #1 ska band!

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