Cornwall trio William the Conqueror have been picking up praise ever since Ruarri Joseph took the step to go public with his erstwhile secret alter-ego and release their debut album, Proud Disturber of the Peace. After a summer of festivals, followed by a tour opening for Loose label-mates Danny & the Champions of the World and their own headline UK tour, the band are now launching in to 2018 with more shows.
The indie-rock three piece sees Ruarri joined by bassist Naomi Holmes and drummer Harry Harding, channelling classic blues and roots through a grunge/indie filter, with diverse influences including The Doors, Ryan Adams and The Lemonheads.
Praised for their grit and authenticity by the The Guardian and NPR’s Ann Powers, they made their mark at AmericanaFest in Nashville, signing to Loose and sharing the stage at the UK Americana Awards 2017 with the Van Morrison, Richard Thompson and Ethan Johns. Proud Disturber of the Peace is shortlisted for UK Americana Awards "UK Album of the Year”. Ruarri also recently toured the UK with Wildwood Kin
“A mighty launchpad for what's yet to come” Q
"A Southern Rock and Americana grungy gumbo that hits you right between the eyes. They have elements of Kings of Leon, but also Clapton’s dalliance with the music of JJ Cale” Express
"A joy to behold. A musician blessed with such a distinctive and unmistakable voice” Americana UK