Eric Rudofker

Eric Rudofker

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Eric Rudofker is a singer-songwriter with jazz, pop, and folk capabilities. This teenager simply loves writing songs. Available as a full band or solo acoustic act.

Biography

It all started in December of 1999, when Eric received his first guitar as a holiday gift. Right away he did everything he could to learn as much as possible about the guitar. Using old piano skills, the internet, books, and his ear, Eric’s talent prevailed. In June of that year, Eric wrote his first song, River of Resolution, and made his debut performance at The Point in Bryn Mawr, eagerly hopping onstage at an Open Mic Night.

Five years later, Eric was writing songs nonstop, combining elements of jazz, funk, pop, and rock music with smooth vocals. He connected with Brian Bricklin, a longtime musician, engineer, and producer in the Philadelphia area. Together, the two began recording "Suddenly" in February of 2005. "It really came together in a way I didn’t expect," says Eric, of the recording process. "I had a lot of drastically different songs, and they somehow came together to fit into one album, yet each track still has its own brand of mood and flavor."

A variety of different musicians also appear on the record. Some are former teachers, while others are just friends he was eager to collaborate with. The album also features Erik Johnson, formerly of Huffamoose. Despite the heavy rotation of personnel, Eric currently plays with a band, and is lining up gigs in the Philadelphia area. At 17 years of age, Eric is eager and excited to share "Suddenly" with a wide, music-loving audience.

Recent shows include a CD Release Party at World Cafe Live.

Lyrics

I Want To

Written By: Eric Rudofker

I want to
be the one to know you better
than you know yourself.
I want to
be the one that knows
exactly what you want from me,
and helps you try to see,
it's all there.
I'm the one to keep you close
when you don't know where to go.
I want to
be the one to tell you,
"Everythings ok with me."
If you'd only care to see...

CHORUS:
When it rains, it rains,
but you think you can clean the spill that it makes.
I wont put you to shame because you're beautiful.

You told me
time was just a friend of yours
I didn't want to meet.
I want you.
I always want to have
exactly what you want from me,
and have you really see
I want to
be the one to hear your call
when there's nobody there.
I want to
be the one to tell you
"Everythings ok with me."
I think you only care when....

CHORUS:
When it rains, it rains
but you think you can clean up the spill that it makes.
I wont put you to shame because you're beautifu.l
Am i more can you can take?
Because i know you've had it all before.
So if it rains, it rains,
but your still beautiful.

Biology

Written By: Eric Rudofker

We walk to class at 12:03.
We mention lines from last night's MTV.
We look around and we find
We're the only ones
Whose had a glass of wine.

But our friends
They don't comprehend
The shit we learned today

We read the world in two dimensions,
And that's why you can't read me.
I give you all of my attention,
But I just don't get your biology.

I always call when I'm confused,
But we talk about the latest gossip news.
Back in class I get that stare
When our feet touch underneath my chair

But our friends
They don't comprehend
Why we're not a pair

We read the world in two dimensions,
And that's why you can't read me.
I give you all of my attention,
But I just don't get your biology.

You're way too smart,
and I'm too distracted.
You're still cool,
but your work says otherwise.
I try too hard,
and I've figured out
You're not for me.

We read the world in two dimensions,
And that's why you can't read me.
I give you all of my attention,
But I just don't get your biology.

Discography

Suddenly
(c) 2006 Rudofker Records
Produced by Eric Rudofker and Brian Bricklin
11-tracks

Set List

The Good One
MTN
Out of Sight
I Want To
Knew
Beach Song (acoustic)
Suddenly
Rivers (acoustic)
Haircut
Thoughts
Biology (acoustic)

Covers:
Radiohead - High & Dry
Ben Folds - Brick (acoustic)
Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want (acoustic)

Typical sets can last up to approximately 60 minutes.