Ottawa's most compassionate classic rock cover band!


. . . helping people, one song at a time!

About Us

Humble Beginnings

Ruckus was "born" back in 2011. Five talented musicians got together because they shared two passions: playing music, and helping people. Putting that first passion to work for the second seemed only natural.

Ruckus quickly earned a reputation as being "The little band with a big heart", offering its services as a live band free of charge for charitable events. Since our humble beginnings, we have organised and/or participated in more fundraising events than we can remember!

"Funds" between the covers!

Over the last several years, Ruckus has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars, thanks to the generosity of Ottawa residents who came out to the events and the businesses who donated prizes, materials, etc. Every dime of the funds raised went to support local families facing financial hardships due to illness, as well as cancer research, and to help community youth sports organisations to purchase much-needed equipment, to name just a few.

Help Us Help Others

So, if ever you see "Live band: Ruckus" posted at your local venue, chances are we're trying to help someone in need. Pop in. You'll have a great time, and you'll be helping yet another great cause!

Ruckus would like to express its heart-felt appreciation to all of the individuals and businesses that have helped us help others over the years, with a special nod to Dymon Storage and Canril Corporation. We couldn't have done it without them!

We would also like to thank those people and/or businesses who are currently helping out behind the scenes: 

  • The Jam Barn
  • George & Son's Upholstery
  • Tyfar Electric
  • Maple Rock Guitars

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Contact Us

Do you have a cause or upcoming event that could use our help?

Would you or your business like to help by contributing prizes, materials or services?

Just want to give us some feedback?

We'd love to hear from you!