Rupert Stroud
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Rupert Stroud

Ilkley, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Ilkley, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter

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Apr
16
Rupert Stroud @ The Wardrobe

England, United Kingdom

England, United Kingdom

Jan
29
Rupert Stroud @ Banyan Bar

Harrogate, England, United Kingdom

Harrogate, England, United Kingdom

Jan
20
Rupert Stroud @ The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Scotland, United Kingdom

Scotland, United Kingdom

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reviews can be found on the link below - music media blogs


reviews can be found on the link below - music media blogs


Review of "Chasing The Night"

" With his exciting range of indie rock and acoustic music, singer/songwriter Rupert Stroud has been building a loyal following worldwide and his new album "Chasing The Night" looks set to secure his reputation as... one of Yorkshire's hottest young acts.

Produced by premier soundsmith Will Jackson, who has also worked with Embrace, The Cribs and The Pigeon Detectives, Chasing The Night showcases Stroud's versatility as a writer and performer and highlights his growing maturity as an artist.

"It offers impressive beat driven arrangements that are dynamic and inventive, at times intimate. Rupert's vocals and lyrics are certainly emotive and thought-provoking "

Beyond Magazine (Leeds)
July/August 2011
Issue 29 - Beyond Magazine


SINGER-SONGWRITER Rupert Stroud plans to cap a whirlwind few months when he supports multi-platinum selling band Texas in Leeds’s Millennium Square on Friday night.

A live session and interview with BBC Scotland’s Janice Forsyth earlier this month helped Stroud get selected for the slot in front of an anticipated 5,000 crowd, with lead singer Sharlene Spiteri and her fellow band members being so impressed with what they saw.


It’s been a promising few months for the songsmith with his last EP ‘Talk To You’ reaching No 11 on the iTunes Singer-songwriter charts in Spring, while his latest single - ‘Truth’ - receiving extensive radio play, including BBC Radio 2 and the BBC Introducing programme.

“It’s been a fantastic year so far once again for myself and my music career, particularly with how well the ‘Talk TO You’ EP did on iTunes,” said Rupert.

“The latest single has now been played on over 60 regional radio stations, so that’s been great too.

“I’m just very excited to have been invited to support Texas on their European tour – particularly in my hometown of Leeds.

“Sharlene, the band, and management all had to personally approve me and loved my new single ‘The Truth’, so that means a lot.

“They were able to listen back to the session we did for Janice Forsyth, so knew how me and the band sounded live. From that performance they selected me as support.”

Read more: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-entertainment/music-and-gigs/leeds-s-rupert-stroud-all-set-for-millennium-square-1-7386316#ixzz3xgZREnl9 - Quotes & reviews from BBC R2+6Music DJs , YEP + The Sun Newspapers


Discography

Recent Radio airplay-

THE TRUTH - BBC RADIO 2 (ALEX LESTER) + BBC RADIO SCOTLAND- LIVE SESSION AND INTERVIEW

TALK TO YOU - MARK FORREST SHOW -REGIONAL BBC RADIO ACROSS UK AND CHANNEL ISLANDS

"MORNING LIGHT" PLAYED ON BBC RADIO 2 + BBC 6Music (DERMOT O'LEARY + TOM ROBINSON)

"NEVER BACK DOWN" PLAYED ON BBC RADIO 2 - DERMOT O'LEARY SHOW

BBC RADIO LONDON - LIVE SESSION on The Simon Lederman show "Never Back Down" and "No Peace Of Mind" performed live on the show

"NEVER BACK DOWN" PLAYED ON XFM LONDON - HATTIE PEARSON SUNDAY SOOTHERS

"NEVER BACK DOWN" added to the playlist on KX93.5FM Laguna Beach CA radio in USA

"Twisted Games" single (2012) air play on Q Radio and NME Radio (OCT/NOV 2012)

previous releases (2009-2012)

"No Love Lost" (single from my album "Chasing The Night") was featured on an episode of Hollyoaks.

"Always" Charity single with 100% profits in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK.

Chasing The Night (album) Released April 2011.


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Stroud's powerful beat driven sound has garnered attention from the music media and radio support from BBC Introducing / BBC 6Music (Tom Robinson) + BBC Radio 2 (Dermot O'Leary show), XFM, BFBS Radio 2, NME and Q Radio. Amassing fans along the way playing to over 160,000 people in 2014/15 Rupert’s broad musical appeal gained prominent support slots including amongst others opening the show for Texas, James Blunt, Little Comets and two performances at the Etihad Stadium pre match for Manchester City.

Displaying strong-hearted, beat driven acoustic rock, inspired tracks. Rupert has been compared to Richard Ashcroft, Jim Morrison and Nick Cave with a hint of Elbow. Stroud’s second album "Chasing The Night" saw him dubbed as Yorkshire's one to watch.

"Chasing The Night" took the internet by storm receiving rave reviews with online press and magazines.

"Chasing The Night 4/5"
- Acoustic Magazine

"Twisted Games is an amazing new tune from Rupert Stroud"
- NME

" One To Watch"
- Chris Sweeny - Scottish Sun

"Morning Light- A wonderful track and when we heard it we said- we have to play this on the show!"
- Tom Robinson BBC 6Music/BBC Introducing

""Morning light is a great song from new lad from Yorkshire, Rupert Stroud!"
- Dermot O'Leary BBC Radio 2

The plaudits kept coming and they soon saw Rupert performing with his band on the festival circuit sharing the stage with artist such as Texas (opening the show at Millennium Square Leeds to an audience of 5,000) James Blunt (opening the UK leg of his Moon Landing tour at Dalby Forest N. Yorkshire) Little Comets, The Feeling, Reverend and The Makers, US artists Max Jury & Nell Bryden and rising stars Gavin James, Jake Isaac & JP Cooper and Ed Sheeran’s new signing Jamie Lawson.

Rupert's career has gone from strength to strength with his latest EP release "Talk To You" reaching No. 11 in the iTunes Singer/songwriter charts on the first week of it's pre-order release. Earlier releases"Never Back Down" and "Morning Light" caught the ears of national radio, receiving radio play and plaudits from the likes of BBC Radio 2's Dermot O'Leary, BBC introducing and 6 Music's Tom Robinson, XFM and BFBS Radio "A" listed Morning Light and invited Rupert down to BFBS Radio studios for a special feature interview and session. Rupert also received his first US radio airplays on KX 93.5FM Laguna Beach California. His music video for "Never Back Down" won "People's Choice Award 2013" at The 27th Leeds International Film Festival.

As a "Champion Media Spokesperson" Alzheimer's Research UK, for Alzheimer's Research UK, Rupert has raised over £6,000 to date through various campaigns and events including sales from his charity single "Always". Rupert was interviewed in conjunction with the G8 Summit on Dementia by The Guardian and did a live TV interview on Al Jazeera International News programme "Inside Story" which was broadcast to over 200 million English speaking homes.

His latest release “The Truth” has been played on BBC Radio 2, BBC Scotland, playlisted on BFBS as well as playlisted on over 60 regional stations. The BBC Scotland play led to him being invited to perform a live session on BBC Scotland on the Janice Forsyth Show.

Rupert is currently writing and recording his next album due for release in 2016.




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