Ruckus Deluxe is based in Whistler Canada and features Cirque du Soleil lead singer Chad Oliver on acoustic guitar and GRAMMY® nominated violinist Ian Cameron on fiddle, electric guitar and mandolin. They perform over 200 dates a year and cover a massive range of rock, pop and country hits along with their award winning originals.
Official Whistler Anthem
Their composition “Top of the World” (100 Years of Dreams) won the Official Anthem contest sponsored by Whistler and the Government of Canada. The song written by Chad commemorates Whistler’s centenary and recounts it’s evolution along with the unique hold it exerts on many of the locals who intended only to stay for a season.
Available Recorded Releases
The band recently released their forth studio album “Crash the Gate Vol. 2” which is now available on all major streaming platforms. If you prefer to actively support music creation you can purchase digital copies of any of the Ruckus Deluxe albums or their complete discography over at Bandcamp.
The third album “Crashing the Gate” (Vol. 1) evolved from the Chaotic Celtic vibe the band was generating at their Irish Pub house gig in Whistler. Driving beats, fat acoustic guitar and shredding fiddle along with Chad’s incredible vocal range seemed to consistently light the place on fire, so the band attempted to capture that in this set of songs.
Their second record “Better At Night” was largely written in Nashville Tennessee with various guest co-writers. As a result it has more of a contemporary country rock feel. It features co-writes with country music hall of fame inductee Bill Whyte, platinum selling Nashville writer Steve Dean and Expat Canadian country star Patricia Conroy.
The second album “Better At Night” and the third album “Crashing the Gate” are both still available in classic CD format at any of the band’s shows .
Ruckus Deluxe is also available for private events worldwide. Simply click the contact link above and send a request for more information.