Ruarri Joseph returns this Autumn with a new album ‘Brother’ (Pip Productions). The record, Ruarri’s fourth studio album to date, is a record inspired and propelled by ideas of friendship, relationships and family.
Supported by Paul handyside
Singer songwriter Paul Handyside was founder member of eighties indie group HURRAH! who had several releases on Arista and Kitchenware records. Paul then went on to tour and record with fellow Kitchenware label-mate Martin Stephenson. In 2001 he formed Bronze and released two albums "The statue in the stone " and "A common prayer".
Now solo, Paul's songwriting is a mixture of americana, pop, gospel, folk and 19th century hymns.
Paul has covered "Bachelor kisses" for the tribute album "Love goes on" (Rare Victory Records) to celebrate the songwriting talent of Grant McLennan from the Go Betweens.
Originally born in Edinburgh, the nomadic Joseph found his songwriting roots in the southwestern Pacific. A move to New Zealand, and the young Ruarri found himself coming of age in Dannevirke (population 6,000), an isolated, rural farming community.
Inspired by Bob Dylan, the singer song-writer’s work has also earned him favourable comparisons to the chart-topping pop savvy sounds of Damian Rice and David Gray, artists which through no coincidence Joseph now shares management with.
"One of our best songwriters and lyricists" - THE TIMES
"Dylan had he grown up in Cornwall" - NME
"A breath of fresh air" - OBSERVER
"One of the UK's top singer songwriters" - SETH LAKEMAN
"An intimacy somewhere between Bon Iver and Cat stevens" - UNCUT