From New York: Rupert Wates
“Award-winning singer-songwriter Rupert Wates is a prime figure in American music” — Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange
“This is one gifted s.o.b. If you’re not hip to this guy, you’re missing a lot.” — Mark S. Tucker FAME
Rupert Wates was born in London. He signed an exclusive publishing deal with Eaton Music in the late 1990’s and has been a full-time songwriter ever since. He moved to the USA in fall 2006. Since 2007 he has won over 40 songwriting awards.
He has released nine full-length CDs. Each has received outstandingly good reviews, and has been played regularly by radio stations in the USA, Canada, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Israel and Australia. In 2015-2016 alone, over twenty of his songs were recorded by other performers, and 2 tribute albums to his material have been recorded by independent artists in Nashville and Los Angeles.
Rupert Wates averages 120 live shows per year, for audiences totaling around 3,500 annually, in every state in America, in Canada and in Europe. Everyone who hears him responds to his brand of acoustic, melodic art/folk: haunting songs that ring true.