Inbred and proud! The Ruffs send up their Lincolnshire roots with an endearing blend of humour and rousing folk music. Now working on their second album, the Ruffs are building a growing fan base and a gig diary to match.
Trevor was born in Derbyshire in 1958. The son of a coal miner. He comes from three generations of miners. The family moved to Lincolnshire where Trevor spent his senior school education at Bourne. He was one of eight children.
Trevor loves life, he enjoys writing songs, singing, travelling, watching sport, fine wines and spending quality time with his partner and children whom he adores.
Four of Trev's Children are 100% Yellow Bellies
His claim to fame is: He once interviewed Sir David Attenborough.
Glynn lives just outside the fen village of North Kyme. He moved down to Lincolnshire ten years ago from the Isle of Axholme. By trade he is a flight simulator engineer but seems to spend most of his time fixing peoples computers in the village. He has played in many bands throughout his years but the Ruffs are his first venture into "local music for local people".
Glynn's main interests are making ridiculous inventions that people have probably already invented. At the moment he is working on a barn renovation that runs completely from wind and solar power. He aims to finish it before he dies, or the sun becomes a dwarf star.
"Since forming the Billinger Ruffs back in 2003, its turned out to be one of the most fun bands I've been involved with. We have as much fun writing the songs as we do performing them because some of the lyrics we come up with can't possibly be used, without being sued by every man and his dog.
I have been playing my guitar in bands since I was 13 and have made some very good friends along the way. The bands I've played with cover a wide range of styles from Rock to Motown including a very successful Glam Rock tribute band called the Glamsters.
I never thought I would ever play Folk but this is music from the grass roots and you know what.... I LIKE IT !!!!
The songs we write are about where we live and things that happen around us.
Folk to me is just that, and not pretending to be Scottish, Welsh or Irish, although my dad was Irish. This is good old English Folk From the Fens ..............MY GOD DID I REALLY SAY THAT................