THE RUSE came together in New York City in the spring of 2004 when three long-time friends - singer John Dauer, guitarist Jim Bilus and drummer Jason Young formed the band with Atlanta bassist Mark Stolze -. By the end of the year the Ruse was playing some of New York City's hottest music clubs and had gathered a devoted following of fans.
The Ruse headed west at the beginning of 2005 in support of their debut record Invasion and set up shop in Los Angeles. After spending much of 2005 building a fan base in Southern California, The Ruse hit the road again in September with another coast-to-coast tour. The latter part of 2005 would result in the creation of the bands sophomore independent album Light In Motion.
The new record, released on February 28th 2006, has taken the band to the next level. Soon after the release, the band received multiple award nominations for Light In Motion and a myriad of strong reviews.
THE RUSE just wrapped up a two-month national tour in July that included a slot on the BMI showcase at the Florida Music Festival in Orlando, as well as a number of sold out shows across the country. Their music is also featured in several episodes of MTVs new reality show "The Hills" this summer.
2006 Light In Motion LP
2005 Invasion LP
Available on iTunes & rusemusic.com
Radio: Radar Report on XM Radio
TV Credits: MTV "The Hills", ABC "20/20"
Best Alternative Band at the 2006 Southern California Music Awards
Best Out of County Band for the 2006 Inland Empire Music Awards