"the Waterpod Project went well, although completely exhausting. We are trying to get a tour together for this summer, but it will be a midwest route...don't think we have the means to get all the way to San Francisco just yet..."
In the basement at the Sweatshop in Williamsburg, five artists gave birth to the Ruffian Arms, a force to be reckoned with. They combine hard rock melodies with humorous and clever lyrics and package it with an image fully equipped with gender bending costumes that feature high-heeled boots, cheerleader outfits and tiaras. They have been described as “messy joy” by The Imagist, and their music as a “potentially lethal stew of free-flowing improv, performance art references loosely choreographed dance steps and unleashing a sonic barrage that overflowed with plenty of punk noise and bravado.” New York Magazine has said that they are a “glam (sextet) led by an Amazonian redhead……participating in band wide cheers and pom-pom fights while their trashy, punky, rockabillyesque sound kept the room bouncing along.”
Big Red - Lead Singer, tits and tiara
Rosey - backup vocals, general stunts
Randy Island - lead Guitar. stripper and exhibitionist
Gerth Roxoff - Bass, extreme audience challenger
April Swallows - hard driving drums and attitude