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Rupert Wates
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Songs that stand out

Host/Venue Recommendations: 97

Member since: 2008-11-14
Home: New York City, NY, US
Frequently Tours: NY, MA, NJ, PA, NC, FL, MS, AL, TX, CA
# of Members: 1 or 2
Sound Equipment: Available if needed
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar
Other Instruments: Piano
Genre: Art/Folk
Style: Mellow Thoughtful
Content: Mainstream
Rating: G

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Prisoner Of The Open Road
Colorado Morning Pt. 2

Piano/guitar duo


"Truly gripping lyrics with great themes and troubling, witty messages. An inspirational artist" (Leith FM Radio Scotland) "A new and unique songwriter-musician already in the front ranks by dint of timeless work" (Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange) "Sublime folk hymns" (Colorado Central Magazine) "One gifted s.o.b" (F.A.M.E)

Recommendations from hosts

August, 2017 - "Our capacity audience at The Ruin was once again treated to the beautiful music and storytelling of Rupert Wates. His talent is undeniable and we so enjoy hosting him. Rupert is a welcome guest in our home and, having hosted him twice, we consider h...


Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. In the late 1990's, he signed a publishing deal with Eaton Music and worked for several years as their house songwriter. He moved to Paris in 2001, formed his own quartet and performed regularly in the city's clubs. He came to the US in fall 2006. Since then he has received more than thirty songwriting and performing awards (listed on AWARDS page at He has also recorded and released 8 CDs: 'Sweet Or Bit...

Trying to fill these important dates

AZ,NM,CO/US: Aug, 2017 (dates: August 6-25) - Looking for gigs in the west

NY,MA,PA/US: Dec, 2017 (dates: Dec 15-22) - Looking for gigs in the north east

Live at Theta Sound and in New York

In concert at Brick Hill

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