Ru is an independent, pop/soul, London-based, multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter.
Ru's songs include a mix of intriguing funky rhythms, with catchy pop melodies and jazz-influenced scat solos. The lyrics deliver a powerful, inspiring message that leaves the listener feeling motivated and ready to take on the world.
Live shows include original music as well as uniquely arranged popular songs creating a sound array that incorporates improvisation, fun crowd interaction, and groove-centred music.
The single “Summer Blaze” that was released in 2015 received worldwide radio airplay including UK radio Stations such as BBC Devon and BBC Manchester, GBC TV/radio station, Adelaide Radiostation, Australia, Seabreeze Radiostation Florida.
It was performed at the World Press Cartoon 2015 award ceremony.
Ru has a self-managed career that includes 102 concerts in 2014 and 112 in 2015, including 2 performances at the Liuna Downsview Park Festival in Toronto 2014 for crowds of 70 thousand, and various live performances for London music Industry events for Subdivision London.
In October 2014 Ru was humbly chosen to perform at the Presidential Palace in Portugal. As a songwriter, Ru has written songs for finalist contestants of the Portuguese Idol and X Factor contests as well as various international artists and movies.
Ru's song “Emilia" was featured in German Movie “Stefan Zweig – Farewell to Europe”.
"So Many Reasons" was featured as the soundtrack of the TV
séries "I love it”.
Towards the close of 2016, Ru was a finalist on the Open Mic UK contest 2016, winning a Charthouse Music Award.
Ru has collaborated with various international artists including Finnish producer Awakem, London based grime rapper KD and the duet acoustic ballad "Last Time" with South African artist Gui.
Ru's personal style is pop greatly influenced by soul, jazz, blues, and rock.
The release of Ru's first solo EP which includes the brand new songs “Clean Slate” ft. KD and “About Time” is planned for this year.
Influences include Jamiroquai, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Snarky Puppy, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lianne La Havas, Joss Stone.
- rock and pop
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