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Rupert Stroud and his band

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Rupert Stroud and his band

iTunes charting and published recording artist Rupert Stroud has National BBC Radio, Sky Sports, ITV and Channel 4 airplay plaudits. Rupert and his band have opened the show for some of the UK's biggest world renowned acts including James Blunt, JP Cooper, Texas and The Feeling to name a few. With an extensive repertoire of covers and original songs tailored for your corporate events, weddings and private parties.

Rupert'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, Alex Lester, Bob Harris) BBC Radio Scotland, XFM, BFBS Radio and Amazing Radio. Amassing fans along the way playing to over 160,000 people in 2016/17 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.
As well as National Radio plays, Rupert's Music has also been featured on National UK Television channels - SKY TV during Premiership football coverage, ITV's Coronation Street and Channel 4's Hollyoaks.

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 £8,000 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 releases "The Truth" and "The One" have been played on BBC Radio 2, BBC Scotland, Amazing Radio and 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 has just released his brand new "Along The Low" album and has received rave reviews from BBC Introducing, BBC Radio Scotland and music media sites and radio stations around the world.

Act Information

Line-up

Available as solo acoustic performer and in various band set ups

Extra Line-up(s)

Duo (vocals and guitar + Drummer/percussionist OR Keyboard player)
Trio (Vocal and guitar + Drummer + Bassist)
4 piece (Vocals and guitar + Drummer + Bassist + Lead guitarist or Keyboard player)

Also included

We provide a full PA system and lighting suitable for most wedding and function parties

Location

North East based and will travel to these areas: Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland.

Previous Clients

Dalby Forest/Forestry Commission (supporting James Blunt and Gavin James)
Millennium Square Leeds (supporting TEXAS)
Etihad Stadium (Manchester City Football club)
NPower
Subaru
Solomon
Siematic / Grid 13
Alzheimer's Research UK
Marie Curie
Macmillian
Willow Festival
Oakwell Festival (supporting Lucy Spraggan & The Hoosiers)
Lee stock (supporting The Feeling)
Livestock Festival (supporting REEF, The Fratellis + Reverend & The Makers)
Bingley Music Live Festival (supporting Travis, All Saints and We Are Scientists)
Live At Leeds Festival
Tramlines Festival
Tockwith Festival
The Luxe London
Cockpit Leeds (supporting Scars on 45/Ben Montague)
The Belgrave Music Hall Leeds
The Wardrobe Leeds
Brudenell Social Club Leeds (supporting, Tom Baxter, Marcus Foster (Twilight films songwriter) Jake Isaac & Max Jury)
The Water Rats London
Dublin Castle London
The Bedford London
The Social London
The Junction Cambridge
The Portland Arms Cambridge
Arts Centre Liverpool

Testimonials

Highlights

iTunes charting recording artist & band with National BBC Radio plaudits
Exciting up and coming band on the live circuit with growing National and International fan base
comfortable performing both covers/function music and original song set.

Repertoire

Repertoire

Afternoon/drinks reception acoustic Set
Red Daniel Merriweather
Let her go Passenger
Back To Black Amy Winehouse
You're the One That I want Grease
Perfect Ed Sheeran
Shape of You Ed Sheeran
Thinking out loud Ed Sheeran
Babylon David Gray
Valerie The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Teen spirit Nirvana
Bushwick Blues Delta Spirit
Scientist Coldplay
Fast car Tracey Chapman
Lucky Man The Verve
I'm Yours Jason Mraz
Trouble Ray Lamontagne
Latch Sam Smith
7 Years Old Lukas Graham
Addicted to Love Robert Palmer
Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Better together Jack Johnson
Last Request Paolo Nutini
I wasn't expecting that Jamie Lawson
Easy Lionel Richie
Sing Travis
Driftwood Travis
Go wherever you will go The Calling
Can't take my eyes off of you Frankie Vallie
Wicked Game Chris Isaac
Wild world Cat Stevens
Shallow Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga
Love Yourself Justin Bieber
1st Set (early evening)
Lucky Man The Verve
I'm Yours Jason Mraz
Babylon David Gray
Latch Sam Smith
Kiss me Sixpence non the Richer
Ring of Fire Johnny Cash
I saw her standing there The Beatles
Sit Down james
Crazy Gnarles Barkley
Walk The Line Johnny Cash
Half The World Away Oasis
Ho Hey Lumineers
2nd Set (late evening)
Come Together The Beatles
No Diggity Black Street
Paradise George Ezra
Counting Stars One Republic
Titanium David Guetta feat. Sia
Losing My Religion REM
Save Tonight Eagle Eyed Cherry
Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen
Kiss Prince
Shotgun George Ezra
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Stuck in the middle with you Steelers Wheel
Get Lucky Daft Punk/Pharell Williams
Dakota Stereophonics
Mr Brightside The Killers
Hey Jude The Beatles
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Scientist Coldplay
Don't Look Back in Anger Oasis

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)