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High energy, rock n' roll duo that plays all your favorites; just have a listen. We can rock any functions or occasions including parties, weddings, pubs, clubs and festivals. Take a look at our different performance packages and find the one that's suits what you're looking for.




Matt Walpole – Vocals & guitar

Chris Phillips - Drums




We are Southern Ruin, the compact rock n' roll band with the big sound; a duo by choice and design.

We're all about playing the best rock n roll from across the decades from Elvis to the The Killers, but with our unique style, we put a reassuringly different spin on the rock n' roll hall of fame. The result; a high energy, rock n roll banquet with some fresh new flavours.

Feast until you burst!

Performnc Packages


No matter what vibe you're looking for, we've got something to rock n' roll your occasion. If you want chilled acoustic, we've got an acoustic set that's just right. If you like, we can soup-up that acoustic temp too if you want to get your boogie on. Then, there's the full-on turbo charged electric set with all energy you could want. Or... you can have it all!

Acoustic guitarist from southern ruin playing acoustic rock n roll for functions, parties, weddings, pubs

Acoustic Simplicity

Stripped down for perfect simplicity.

We can cater this towards something slower to capture a particular vibe or keep the tempo up so you can boogie.

Summer beer gardens to wedding receptions; this works beautifully

Electric guitar player. Playing live rock n roll music

Rock n' Roll Party

All your favourite rock n roll anthems delivered with high energy and precision, bringing the party to dance floor from the first chord.

Elvis to Kings of Leon, The Killers to ZZ Top; this is everything you could want to lose yourself to.

Cater this to suit parties, weddings, pubs and clubs

A live drummer playing rock n roll music at a function or festival

I Want it All

We have the ability to play both acoustic and electric, usually in that order, but it’s up to you. This is great when you want it more relaxed initially followed by a gear shift to something more rowdy when people are ready to cut loose. 

Great for all day weddings etc



  • AC/DC – Medley of songs

  • Amy Winehouse – Valerie

  • Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor

  • The Beatles – Come Together

  • Blackberry Smoke – Waiting for the Thunder

  • Bryan Adams – Summer of 69

  • Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode

  • Chuck Berry – No Particular Place to Go

  • The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go

  • Cream – Sunshine of Your Love

  • Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus

  • Depeche Mode – Tainted Love

  • Dolly Paton – Jolene

  • Dusty Springfield – I Only Wanna Be With You

  • Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting

  • Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock

  • Foo Fighters – My Hero

  • The Jam – Going Underground

  • Jet – Are You Gonna Be MY Girl

  • The Killers – When You were Young

  • Kings of Leon – Four Kicks

  • Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire

  • The Kinks – You Really Got Me

  • Guns N Roses – Medley of songs

  • Imagine Dragons – Believer

  • Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire

  • Jimi Hendrix – Foxey Lady

  • Led Zeppelin – Rock n Roll

  • Lenny Kravitz – American Woman

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

  • Motorhead – Ace of Spades

  • Mountain – Mississippi Queen

  • Poison – Your Mama Don’t Dance

  • Rag & Bone Man - Human

  • The Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Women

  • REM – The One I Love

  • Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak

  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Mary Jane’s Last Dance

  • ZZ Top Medley of songs



Drop us a line and tell us what you're after and we'll help to get the perfect set to rock n' roll any occasion

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