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Novella now available

My novella 'In The Season Of The Night', which I wrote in Paris in 2003, is now available from Amazon and on the STORIES page of this site at www.rupertwatesmusic.com/stories  The novella is loosely based on real events that took…
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Thanks for 2016

Looking back at 2016, I have many reasons to feel grateful.  Six big tours completed, with more than 100 dates in the US and in Europe; a new CD 'Colorado Mornings', released in March, to very good reviews internationally; half…
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2015 CD 'THE NIGHTWATCHERS' makes TOP 29 in Critic's roundup

January 2016: Rupert Wates' and Bartosz Hadala's 2015 CD 'The Nightwatchers' has made the TOP 29 'Perfect Sound Forever' list of CDs for 2015, compiled by noted critic Mark S Tucker.  See the full list at www.furious.com/perfect/2015writerspoll.html.  

All set on the new CD: COLORADO MORNINGS

All is set and ready to go for the recording of Rupert Wates' new CD, 'Colorado Mornings', Feb 15-18 2016, at Phase One Studios in Toronto. The album comprises 12 acoustic love songs, and its backdrop is the beautiful landscape…
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Material for new CD completed

I may get a windfall over the next few months, but as of July I feel I can say that the writing for my upcoming CD is now complete.  It's taken almost exactly one year.  The final 12 songs have…
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CD Launch of 'Crazy Puzzle' by Roxie Rogers

I'm excited to learn that the launch of Crazy Puzzle, the new CD by Nashville vocalist and performer Roxie Rogers, is to take place on Saturday August 15 at Spice Of Life in Soho, London.  The album comprises entirely…
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ROXIE ROGERS records ALBUM OF RUPERT'S SONGS

Rupert Wates was honored this week to receive a copy of 'Crazy Puzzle', an album recorded by Nashville based singer and performer Roxie Rogers, which consists entirely of songs from Rupert's songwriting catalog.  This is the first time an independent…
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100 Gigs booked through CIYH

Many thanks to the house concert network Concerts In Your Home (www.concertsinyourhome.com), who honored me this week for having booked more than 100 gigs through their database.  CIYH is a great organization for musicians and a very strong and healthy…
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RUPERT WATES at FLORIDA LISTENING ROOM FESTIVAL 2015

I'm excited to play six shows as part of the Concerts In Your Home Listening Room Festival in Florida, April 21-26.  With me will be Asheville-based virtuoso bassist Mike Holstein.  The other artists on the roster this year are all…
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The Nightwatchers record a new album 03 17 15

On St Patrick's Day at Phase One Studios, in Toronto, my good friend Bartosz Hadala and I recorded a new album as The Nightwatchers.  It was a productive afternoon.  We got 12 songs down in less than three hours and…
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A start made on material for a new album 

After a long break since completing 'The Rank Outsiders Ball' in late 2013, over the summer I began writing songs again towards a new album.  It will be an album of acoustic love songs.  I aim to compile the material…
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Upcoming tour of Poland, October 7-13

I'm excited to announce 6 upcoming dates in Poland, with virtuoso pianist (and my good friend) Bartosz Hadala.  We're performing in some of Poland's most beautiful venues.  We're calling ourselves The Nightwatchers.  See details of these and other gigs on…