Fond Of Rudy
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South Eastern Calypso Alt Pop | Brighton/London
Fond of Rudy are an indie-pop 4 piece band formed in Brighton/London. The songs are developed from a heartfelt core, washed with stylistic references from 80s icons and revived to a state of modernity through contemporary production. The music attempts to encapsulate a feeling, an emotion, or a state of mind rather than simply a mindful melody.
The bands tracks have been sourced by national radio, including plays on BBC Introducing London, Amazing Radio. Being featured on a number of international Hype Machine certified blogs helped the band secure festival slots last year at The Great Escape, Blissfields, Brownstock and Leefest.
It seems their success so far has been in part down to having the right music at the right time – a point further proved when earlier this year they caught the ear of the organisers of Canadian Music Week and secured a numerous showcases for the festival in 2017, which was funded by the International Showcase Fund - PRS For Music Foundation.
What's the first song you remember hearing? Michael Jackson - Beat It
You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? George Ezra - Budapest
What was the first gig you went to? Spice Girls at Wembley
Which song do you wish you'd written? Major Lazer & Dj Snake - Lean On
Which song changed your life? Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere (Best song ever...)
Which song would you like played at your funeral? Fond Of Rudy - of course!
What song is stuck in your head right now? Wolf Alice - Bros
What was the first Album you bought? Freddy Mercury - The Freddy Mercury Album
Which song made you want to play music? The Kooks - Naive
“Brighton's Fond Of Rudy have a real sense of ambition in their sound.” - Clash Music
“Drenched in synths and a heavily influenced 80s vibe – in the best way possible, the single is beautifully produced.” - Popped Music
“A bold and delicate track, showcasing 80’s power pop in full flesh.” - When The Horn Blows
“The four-piece sounds like summer in a bottle.” - Earmilk
“A very infectious 80's feel.” - Gary Crowley (BBC Introducing London)
“With an insanely catchy chorus and a shimmering guitar riff, this is an earworm of the highest order.” - Wonderland Magazine
"To Be Mine is immediate and exciting, a blend of clear understanding of the current musical climate and of sunny pop sensibilities." - Gigslutz
“L O V E - a sweetened cut of down-tempo alternative pop that combines 80s motifs and reflective lyrics into Fond of Rudy’s own distinctive sound.” - Alternative Addiction
“Fond of Rudy channel sweet and soulful soul jam vibes on new cut - L O V E.” - Clash Music
“A melodic palette of dark sounding low end synth and bright guitar melody to leave you with a blend of dance and infectious 80s-esque rhythms.” - Little Indie Blogs