Rujiero is an independent singer/songwriter who writes music to give that 'very laid back' sound described by DJ Dapper Dan, the "John Peel" of Reggae as "Soul and Roots music Founded in Reggae.  Many of the songs are bass-line led melodies ranging from soulful-acoustic guitar ballads through to a true roots rock reggae production.  Rujiero writes music across multiple subjects from contemporary popular music to memories of the beautiful UK coastline, of people, life, culture and consciousness. 

Rujiero had his first appearance on the radio as guest artist on Bournemouth Community Station HopeFM in February 2016 and he has made appearances as featured artist on Bristols Passion Rb 'Mettisse Sessions' Radio show and the Skankin Delights Reggae Radio Show in 2017 featuring on MIXCLOUD.  Recent international achievements are is his first airplay in the USA on TurnitupBigtime.com Radio of LasVagas Nevada and on Banks Radio Canberra Australia.   He has played support on many occasions locally for Internationally Acclaimed Grammy Award Winning and USA Billboard Reggae Chart topping Roots Artist MISHKA https://mishka.com/ on his visits to the UK.  Mishka has appeared on the BBC RADIO ONE REGGAE SHOW and has worked with many top international acts.  Rujiero said it was an "absolute pleasure" to play support for such an incredible singer songwriter and established artist.    Rujiero has played both small and larger music festivals noting his live career highlights performing at the 2016 and 2018 BOARDMASTERS International Surf and Skate Festival at both the Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay sites, Newquay Cornwall, England https://www.boardmasters.com/.    In 2018 He was fortunate to be be selected to perform an intimate session for SOFARSOUNDS www.sofarsounds.com in Trieste Italy infront of a room packed full of appreciative guests and his Italian Family who had turned up in force (Forza Italia!!)

 

MUSIC:  'Lazy days' was the first song recorded.  It was just going to be used as a demo, but everyone loved it so much, we decided to put it out there.   It has appeared on a fundraising album for 'help for Hero's CD  titled "Uncharted Territory" and the song has been championed by local Skate Company Roots Longboards, who have used the track to cover their beautiful stake drone footage video.  Rujiero released his debut album,  titled "RUN TO THE SUN", fusing reggae, soul folk and roots on 24th September 2017 available across all platforms.   Look out for new music as Rujiero begins recording tracks for his second Full Studio album fusing reggae and exploratory sounds, expected release date Spring/early summer 2020.

Rujiero is available for music festivals, live performances, radio interviews, and events.  

 

Credits and registration

All music and lyrics written, produced and performed by Rujiero
Music Studio Production by Matt Black at Hangover Hill Recording Studio
http://www.hangoverhill.co.uk
Photography by Elly Tharby. www.ellytharbyphotography.com
Website by Jack Newman
Music video production - Jack Newman
Music Video Direction - Sam Ring and Rujiero. 
Manager and Business and Press - (Please email info@rujiero.com)
Band “RUJIERO & THE URBAN COLLECTIVE” fullsound with the URBAN COLLECTIVE!

Main Contact Available on Mobile :++44 7748 142169

 

Musical influences and appreciations

Johnny Osbourne, Ronnie Davis, Alberose’, Gregory Isaacs, Julian Marley, Stephen Marley, Damian Marly, Ziggy Marley, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Isreal Vibration, Otis Gail, Chronixx, Lenny Kravits, Ben Harper, G Love and the special sauce, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Guns and Roses, Led Zeplin, Jimmy Buffett, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Ralph McTell, Mishka, Jack Johnson, Paco De lucia, Gilberto Gil, Gilberto Jobim, Beuna Vista Social Club, Tiny Tempa, Usher, Common, Onyx, Jurassic 5, 2PaqShakur,  Vanessa De Mata, Erica Badu, Diana Ross, Marvin Gay, Ben Howard, Anuhea, MJ Cole, The Stone Roses, the Charlatans, Prince, Sticky Fingers and many more.

Links

https://hangoverhill.co.uk/

www.ellytharbyphotography.com

http://www.rootslongboards.com     Rujiero is a team Free-Rider for RootsLongboards, The art of prescision quality hand made skateboards. “Rampride, beach glide, what ever your vibes, I love their ride, Rujiero”.

http://www.bartoncourtstudios.co.uk

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Full Interview and Live Performance with DJ Dapper Dan on the Skankin Delights Reggae Show 2017, Available from MIXCLOUD.  Speaking and live interview starts approx 37mins in.  Enjoy the show.