The first single, “All JAH Wants” featuring some of Jamaica and the UK’s finest Reggae musicians including Bob Marley’s original horn section is available online, produced by Lewis M, One of the UK’s most prolific Reggae and dance music producers, who has produced for Judge Jules, Gregory Isaacs, Michael (bammy) Rose, and Ken Boothe, amongst others. Rudy will be promoting Defender of the Faith worldwide though live shows, a video release and online over 2010 /11. Although this is his first solo album Rudy is also lead singer of The Worries with whom he has already released three albums to date, played up and down the UK in venues and festivals such as the Glasgow Mela Festival, Glasgow West End Festival, Leith Festival Edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival, Skye Festival, Knockengorroch Festival, Hackney Empire, Clapham Grande, Albany Empire, Hard Rock Café, The Rock Garden, O2 Glasgow, The Arches Glasgow ,Renfrew Ferry Glasgow, Liquid Rooms Edinburgh, Jazz Bar, and the Doghouse Dundee, having the pleasure of supporting and collaborating with esteemed artists like, The Congos, U Roy, Mikey Dread, Toots, Max Romeo ,Sugar Minott and Yellowman amongst others as well as working on releases with hip hop legend Da Royce 59 ”Fire”, legendary Reggae drummer Maxi Edwards “Reel Me In”, 3 recordings for Dutch based Reggae label Not Easy at all Productions, one of Europe’s and the worlds top Reggae production houses. Rudy also features, JAH love on Vitaminics Compilation Reggae Party with artists such as Sugar Minott. Not forgetting the Reggae Dancehall, Rudy has also done Special Music Commissions known as Dubplates or Specials for numerous Soundsystems in the UK, Europe and the U.S.
As well as a TV appearances on ITV London’s show “The Warehouse” and airplay with The Worries on BBC1xtra. Rudy is now preparing for the recording of his second solo album “Defender of the Faith part 2(Armagideon)” to be recorded at the Room in the Sky Studio London. Rudy feels that music should entertain but also educate (edutainment) his lyrics are news, full of social commentary as well as spirituality knowing that music is a medium which can influence change, To this he hopes to launch Scomaican Caribbean a musical based Charity to help the worst of the sufferers in Jamaica and also to educate the Scottish/UK public on our connections. This is reflected in Rudy’s live shows with artistic and cultural images projected onstage. Review from Bluesbunny Independent: “Rudy Alba is a unique character - a white Scotsman who performs reggae music.
On paper, it sounds laughable. However, seeing (indeed, hearing) is believing. Backed by his band from London, The Worries, Rudy tore through a tight set of his own reggae anthems, demonstrating some admirable skills on the microphone, while his band kept a steady beat. One member of his band took his turn on the mic, again impressing the crowd. Throughout, the band seemed to be in their element while Rudy sings with purpose.
Whatever you put it down to, it was a fine show. If you’re hoping to find an interesting and genuine act in music today (no mean feat), look no further than Rudy Alba”. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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