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"C100 top 100 of the year"

A great honor to be a part of this list as you can see the rest of the artists we're included with. C100 was a great supporter of RUDY in 2004 and we're forever thankful! Here's the final list with RUDY's "Miss You" coming in 96th!

1. Yeah - Usher
2. My Happy - Ending Avril Lavigne
3. Hey Ya! - Outkast
4. Everybody - Stabilo
5. Naughty Girl - Beyonce & Lil Flip
6. Lose My Breath - Destiny's Child
7. Let's Get It Started - Black Eyed Peas
8. She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
9. I Don't Wanna Know - Mario Wyans/Enya/P.Diddy
10. Feelin' Way Too Damn Good - Nickelback
11. Burn - Usher
12. My Immortal - Evanescence
13. Crabbuckit - K-os
14. The Way You Move - Outkast
15. The Reason - Hoobastank
16. Not Today - Mary J Blige & Eve
17. Over & Over - Nelly & Tim McGraw
18. 100 Years - Five For Fighting
19. Hey Mama - Black Eyed Peas
20. Scandalous - Mis-teeq
21. Perfect - Simple Plan
22. Turn Me On- Kevin Lyttle
23. Don't Tell Me - Avril Lavigne
24. Bounce - Sarah Connor
25. All She Wrote - Default
26. Leave (Get Out) - Jojo
27. Accidentally In Love - Counting Crows
28. Take Me Away - Fefe Dobson
29. This Love - Maroon 5
30. Last To Know - Pink
31. On The Way Down - Ryan Cabrera
32. Bad Boy - Keshia Chante
33. Ordinary - Train
34. Dip It Low - Christina Milian
35. Broken - Seether & Amy Lee
36. Cadillac Dress - Soul Decision
37. Rumours - Lindsay Lohan
38. Welcome To My Life - Simple Plan
39. I Like That - Houston
40. Rescue - Uncle Kracker
41. Nobody's Home - Avril Lavigne
42. Move Ya Body - Nina Sky & Jabba
43. Levon - Bill Klippert
44. Baby It's You - Jojo
45. Our Lives - The Calling
46. I Don't Want You Back - Eamon
47. Don't Go (Girls & Boys) - Fefe Dobson
48. Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
49. Heaven - Los Lonely Boys
50. World On Fire - Sarah McLachlan
51. Pieces Of Me - Ashlee Simpson
52. In The Shadows - The Rasmus
53. Wrong - Kimberley Locke
54. Taking My Life Away - Default *
55. Amazing - George Michael
56. Try - Nelly Furtado
57. Summer Sunshine - The Corrs
58. Confessions (Pt 2) - Usher
59. Awake In A Dream - Kalan Porter
60. Give A Little Bit - Goo Goo Dolls
61. Come Clean - Hillary Duff
62. When I Am King - Great Big Sea
63. Missing - Evanescence
64. Does He Love Me - Keshia Chante
65. Away From The Sun - 3 Doors Down
66. The Way - Clay Aiken
67. Everything - Fefe Dobson
68. Dare You To Move - Switchfoot
69. One Night Stand - Mis-teeq
70. Bad Enough - Crush *
71. Don't Leave Home - Dido
72. Open Road - Bryan Adams
73. I'm Ready - Cherie
74. Beauty - Shaye
75. Whatever U Want - Christina Milian
76. Tilt Ya Head Back - Nelly & Christina Aguilera
77. Almost - Sarah Harmer
78. Slide Along Side - Shifty
79. Light In Your Eyes - Sheryl Crow
80. Vertigo - U2
81. I Forgot To Mention - Andy Kim
82. Roses - Outkast
83. Kiss The Walls - Soul Decision
84. Born To Try - Delta Goodrum
85. Anything - The Calling
86. White Houses - Vanessa Carlton
87. Let The Music Take You - Keshia Chante
88. Where Are We Running - Lenny Kravitz
89. Again - Billy Klippert
90. Fallen - Mya
91. Sunrise - Duran Duran
92. Stupid - Sarah McLachlan
93. My Place - Nelly
94. Sunburn - Gordie Sampson
95. God Is A DJ - Pink
96. Miss You - Rudy
97. My Prerogative - Britney Spears
98. Shadow - Ashlee Simpson
99. Flying - Bryan Adams
100. Just A Little While - Janet Jackson
- C100

"Mt.Allison Radio Review"

Rudy Overtones and Undertones

Rudy's debut album, Overtones and Undertones, is simply one of the best albums to come out of the Maritimes in recent history. From the first kick of Dale Wilson's drums in "Everything I Ever Wanted" until the last melodic note from lead singer Ryan MacDonald's voice in "Faultline", this album is flawless. Along with Jonathon MacDougall's electric guitar and the solid sounds of Matt Campbell's bass, Rudy has successfully done what every rock band desires to do, and put together four amazing musicians who fit seamlessly at all corners.

Overtones and Undertones was skillfully recorded at Riverfront Studios in Pictou County, NS under the watchful eye of prominent Nova Scotian recording artists Dave Gunning and Fred Lays (a.k.a. George Canyon). Already, Overtones and Undertones has received high acclaim from music industry professionals from all over. The fourth song off the album, "Miss You", has been charting all over the Maritimes for almost a year now and was recently given the Maritime's Best Song award by Maritime Grown, a group of industry professionals who accepted over 400 nominations from bands from all over Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

This is a deserving award indeed, as "Miss You" will hook listeners from the start with Ryan's slow acoustic guitar, before he lets his voice take over while you get lost in the words and sounds of this song. While "Miss You" slows down the pace of the album, we can leave it to songs like "Simple", "Photograph", and "Intangible" to kick the tempo up a notch. "Miss You" isn't the only song to have received high accolades from prominent professionals. The sixth song on the album, "Hollywood", also took off to the point where it was amongst "the top five votes all year" on Jack Bonaparte's East Coast Countdown.

Despite all the hype surrounding Overtones and Undertones, the quartet takes great pride in its live show, often crediting it as the band's strongest point. Gaining the attention of audiences everywhere with their high energy, diverse sets and enthusiasm, it leaves audiences buzzing after gigs and wanting more. Don't believe me? See them at George's Roadhouse on Friday, November 26 for only $5. Mount Allison Songwriter's Contest winners Telfer are set to open the night.

Garry Dalrymple
- Gary Dalrymple

"Homegrown Win"

Stellarton-based rock band Rudy had something extra to be thankful about over the Thanksgiving weekend.

The group found out over the holiday that they've won the grand prize of the Maritime Grown Band Competition for their original song Miss You.

The song, written by lead singer Ryan MacDonald, 21, was chosen from over 400 song entries by top industry professionals from coast to coast.

The prize includes a professional recording, distribution of their CDs, guaranteed radio airplay, a professionally-produced music video, a photo shoot, a website for one year, marketing and advertising and a meeting with an arts and recording representative.

In total, the prize is valued at more than $40,000.

"All of those things are things we need," explained MacDonald. "They're the things that if we had the money, we'd be doing anyway. They're smart investments and they're just giving them to us."

The winning song will be produced and engineered at the Sonic Temple Recording Studio in Halifax, which has hosted artists like Joel Plaskett, The Ennis Sisters and Willie King since opening its doors in February 2003.

The award winning song will be featured on the first annual CD, titled Maritime Grown 2004, with the release date scheduled for Nov. 20.

"They'll be flying in two producers from the west coast to work on it with us," MacDonald said. "And they're releasing the CD Nov. 20, they're supposed to be releasing a video then, too. So it's all happening really fast. It's like yesterday we weren't doing anything, and the next, we have everything going for us."

Rudy entered the contest last June and heard the news this weekend.

"We were at a practice, writing a new song, when my mom came in and told us we'd gotten the call," he said. "I don't think our drummer, Dale, even knew what it was all about. We entered so long ago we'd put it out of our minds mostly. We were all just stunned, we didn't expect it at all."

Since then, MacDonald said with a chuckle, they've all been a little dazed.

"It hasn't set in yet, I don't think," he said. "It's just overwhelming and really an eye-opener, a boost of confidence in ourselves when we didn't think we had something like this in us. This might be the beginning of the ride for us, and I hope it all pans out – but still, we're rookies in this. Things change on a dime in this business, so we don't want to pin all our hopes on it."

The song, written by MacDonald, expresses all of the feelings he experienced after his girlfriend headed off to university. "I can remember sitting in my living room four years ago, writing this song," MacDonald said. "I didn't have any idea then it would play this kind of part in my life."

He's also unsure what it was about that song that appealed enough to net Rudy the win in the competition.

"I've been asking myself what it is about that song," MacDonald said. "It's my favourite song that I've ever written, but I can't put my finger on what it is about it. It's just something people can identify with, I suppose."

The CD launch party will be held at Stage-Nine in Halifax next month and will include performances by the winning band and additional artists from the CD.

As well as Rudy's Miss You, the CD will be a compilation of the top 15 songs submitted to the competition, including second place band The Middleclass Pushovers with The Rain in Spain and third place band Real with The Chase.
- Evening News

"HomeGrown Press Release"

Congratulations to the Nova Scotia Band RUDY for their award winning song "Miss You". Top industry professionals from coast to coast reviewed the entries over the past 3 months and selected "Miss You" to be professionally engineered and produced. This original song, written by the band members was chosen from over 400 song entries.

The grand prize includes:

* professional recording
* distribution of their CDs
* guaranteed radio airplay
* professionally produced music video
* photo shoot
* a new professional website
* marketing and advertising
* meeting with and A&R rep

Atlantic Media Works in Fredericton will produce the music video, and the winning song will be produced and engineered at the Sonic Temple Recording Studio located in downtown Halifax. Keith Minchin, a well-known professional photographer from Fredericton, is providing the photo shoot for the Grand Prize winner of the Maritime Grown Band Competition RUDY. - Maritime Grown Competition

"MIANS Showcase"

Stellarton-based rock band Rudy has been selected to perform a showcase at Music Industry Association of Nova Scotia's Music Week in November. Several Pictou County groups will be hitting the stage in Halifax to perform showcases at the Music Industry Association of Nova Scotia's Music Week.

Stellarton-based rockers Rudy, along with Pictou folk artist Dave Gunning, have been invited to perform during the weekend's festivities, which will be held at the Delta Halifax from Nov. 18–21.

"We're really excited," said Ryan MacDonald, Rudy's lead singer. "From what we hear, we're getting a 20-minute timeslot, so we're going to have to put everything we can into that time. We'll have to pick our best stuff and prepare as best we can."

Rudy, which released its album Overtones and Undertones in August 2003, is hoping that this will be an opportunity to promote their music and get a better foothold in the industry.

"There are people from all over the industry at these showcases," MacDonald said. "It's a really good place to network and meet people."

Also slated to perform showcases are Joel Plaskett, Gordie Sampson, Alma Latina, Amy Campbell, Andrea England, Caledonia, Delores Boudreau, Eric Angus Whyte, Ermine, Jamie Junger, Little Miss Moffat, Madhat, Meaghan Smith, Rose Cousins, The Danny Mainstreet Band and Tyler Messick.

Sharing the stage with such well-established acts is a little intimidating, however, MacDonald said.

"It'll be fun, but it's a little bit of pressure, too," he said. "You've got to play with the big boys."

In conjunction with the event, RendezVous Folk 2004 will be held that weekend as well. Artists selected to showcase as part of RendezVous Folk! 2004 include Al Tuck (PEI), Amelia Curran (NL), Andy Stochansky (ON), Anne Louise Genest (YT), Beolach (NS), Birchmountain Bluegrass Band (NS), Chantal Vitalis (AB), Duane Andrews (NL), El Viento Flamenco (NS), Enoch Kent (ON), Isaac & Blewett (NB), Joel Fafard (SK), La Part du Queteux (PQ), Mary Jane Lamond (NS), Nathan Wiley (PEI), Shtreiml (ON), The Wailin Jennys (MB) and Umanz (PQ).
- Evening News


PnuWave Entertainment, RCD Music, and Jagermeister announce “JAGERFEST”, in Halifax as part of the Live-Rock-Shooter series, Friday June 25th at The Marquee Club.

Halifax, NS – PnuWave Entertainment, RCD Music, and Jagermeister announce “JAGERFEST”, in Halifax on Friday June 25th at The Marquee Club. The show is part of the Live-Rock-Shooter series and will take over the whole building – upstairs and downstairs of The Marquee Club. Five bands will play during the night with the festivities kicking off at 10:00 pm. Tickets will cost $7 at the door and will allow access to both floors and all of the bands. “JAGERFEST” will feature an online contest, plenty of giveaways & prizes, and of course, “The Jagerettes”.

Confirmed bands for the show are: ‘Human’, ‘Mantra’, ‘The Contact’, & ‘Rudy’. The fifth band will be determined by an online contest at <> Bands interested in playing the show will sign up on the live-rock-shooter website and invite their friends, family, and fans to vote for them on the site. The band with the most votes will be selected to play “JAGERFEST” at The Marquee Club on Friday June 25th.

2003 ECMA Rock Group of the Year, ‘Human’ is also playing live-rock-shooter shows in Fredericton (May 14), Saint John (July 9), and Moncton (July 10). The band is currently working on new material for their next album and will be showcasing some of their new tunes at “JAGERFEST”. In the past year, ‘Human’ has showcased at Canadian Music Week, and played shows with ‘Three Days Grace’, ‘Big Sugar’, and ‘The Salads’. Human’s website is <>

‘Mantra’ has been described as “heavy, dynamic, alternative” and has been rocking crowds in Halifax for awhile. The website is <>

‘The Contact’ have just recently won the Campus Music Explosion and will represent the Atlantic Universities at this year’s COCA Conference in Fredericton at the end of June. Their modern rock sound is similar to ‘Coldplay’. The band’s website is <>

‘Rudy’ is from New Glasgow, NS and their debut single, ‘Miss You’ is on rotation on many radio stations in the Maritimes including C100 in Halifax. The band has a ‘Dave Matthews’ type of sound and information on them can be found at <>

For more information about JAGERFEST, contact:

Chris Smith
PnuWave Entertainment
(902) 441-0441 <>
- Pnuwave Entertainment


Full length Cd (independant)-Overtones and Undertones, track on air, Miss you, Holywood, Found my way, Simple.



After the success of their demo release in 2002 engineered by Dave Gunning, RUDY returned to Riverfront Studios in 2003 and over a six month period recorded their debut album "Overtones and Undertones" with producer and engineer Fred Lays, aka Universal Records, George Canyon. Canyon, a mentor of the bands, contributed greatly to shape the RUDY songs into another dimension and truly helped to bring the band to another level of musicianship and professionalism.

Since launching their debut album "Overtones and Undertones", Pictou County, Nova Scotia based rock band RUDY have embarked on a workmanlike effort, steadily touring the Maritimes since the albums release. With an invitation from ESP Productions RUDY played at the 2004 Alexander Keith's Halifax Summerfest, playing the festival with such acts as Crush, Joel Plaskett & The Trews. The band has also had the honor of playing at the 2003 and 2004 award winning New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee infront of their hometown crowd. Playing on the same stage as Wide Mouth Mason, Harry Manx, Crush and Joel Plaskett. RUDY was also selected to play at a showcase for the 2004 MIANS Nova Scotia Music Week and was featured on the NSMW Compilation CD with "Intangible".

In the fall of 2004 it was announced that RUDY's single "Miss You" had won the Maritime Grown Competition being selected from over 400 song entries by top industry professionals from coast to coast.

With a growing fan base in HRM and beyond and the type of buzz that accompanies a young and hard working rock and roll band on the move, RUDY is attracting industry attention, receiving airplay nation-wide with singles "Miss You", "Hollywood" and "Simple" on major radio stations such as CHUM'S C100, Q104, The East Coast Countdown and topping charts in sales as well as a number one spot on the East Coast Kitchen Racket, voted by the public. An amazing six out of the eleven recorded tracks have all had major radio airplay, the album is truly a favorite among music/program directors, hosts and music fans.

RUDY combines the talents of singer/guitarist Ryan MacDonald, guitarist Jonathan MacDougall, bassist Matt Campbell and drummer Dale Wilson. The quartet takes great pride in it's live show often crediting it as the bands strongest point. Gaining the attention of audiences everywhere with their high-energy, diverse sets and enthusiasm, leaving audiences buzzing after gigs and wanting more.

The band remains independent at this point and continue to work hard at achieving their goals and succeeding in the music industry.

"Rudy's debut CD is nothing short of impressive. The songs are well-written, the production first-rate and over-all the material is far more mature than any out-of-the-gate recording deserves to be. Every song on the CD deserves to be heard on the radio and could work on any number of formats. It's the CD that has been in my player for the past week."
- Peter Harrison
Co-host, C-100 Breakfast Club (CHUM affiliate)
Halifax, Nova Scotia

"Rudy's music is laden with rich melodies and strong hooks. These guys are great!"
- Chris Smith
PnuWave Entertainment

"Rudy is a band to watch! Overtones and Undertones is one of the best CD's I've received this year. Their single Hollywood was in the top five for overall votes received for our countdown this year!"
- Jack Bonaparte
East Coast Countdown

"Rudy have done the almost un-thinkable for an up and coming band on their debut disc...broken through to the notoriously tight playlists of Halifax radio! Catchy songwriting and great hooks add up to an act that we'll be hearing a lot from in the future!"
- Tom Bedell
Halifax, Nova Scotia