Waldo’s Coffeehouse Presents: RUPERT WATES March 11 at 7:00 PM
Rupert Wates’ music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. He has released seven solo CDs. They have been very well reviewed in the online press and tracks from them have been played on radio all over the world. Wates’ songs have been recorded by other artists in the UK, Canada and the US. In 2015, Nashville-based performer Roxie Rogers independently released Crazy Puzzle, a CD comprising songs from Wates’ back catalog, which might fairly be described as a tribute album to his songwriting. In 2010 Wates released Joe’s Café, an album of 15 original songs based on true stories, each interpreted by a different vocalist, retelling the stories of ordinary American people.
Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live regularly. In fall 2006 he came to the US. He is now based in New York City and Colorado.
Since coming to the US, Wates has won more than 30 songwriting awards. He was voted Artist Of The Year in both 2013 and 2016 by the international house concert network “Concerts In Your Home”. He is the only artist on the entire CIYH database to have been honored with this title twice.
Despite Wates’ British background, and underpinning the universality of his music’s appeal, Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange has called him “a prime figure in American music” and goes on: “This is one gifted sonofabitch… If you’re not hip to this guy yet you’re missing out.” Audiences everywhere respond to Wates’ brand of melodic art/folk—haunting songs that ring true.
You can listen to some of his songs by just opening his webpage https://www.rupertwatesmusic.com
The concert at Emerson UUC, 4010 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066 starts at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Entrance donation is $10 – children under 18 are free. Snacks and drinks will be provided and adult beverages will once again be offered for a nominal donation. Waldo’s Coffeehouse offers also free child care (preregistration required at firstname.lastname@example.org required by 3/08/2017).