Singing guitarist

Ru (Vmusic)

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Exceptional singer/guitarist. One of the most sought-after acts, style ranging from pop, rock, soul/funk, club classics, jazz, rnb 90s 00s.
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Ru is a professional singer/guitarist based in London with over 10+ years of experience performing at high-end events across the UK and worldwide. Ru can perform various styles including jazz, bossa nova, world music and blues to upbeat hit covers (pop, soul, funk, rock, rnb, house, club classics, 90s, 2000s, 50s 60s 70s 80s etc) and has a vast repertoire.  "About Time", Ru's first solo EP, was released on 15th May 2020 and received positive critical acclaim. All songs were track of the day on BBC Radio. 'Holding on' was number 1 track of the year on Susy Radio UK. About Time is an introspective ode to hopeful new beginnings, reflecting a dense multicultural music background which takes us on a meaningful journey of fun, groove centred music. The EP is on rotation on Smooth FM. Bands/solo act available in the following categories: • 90s/2000s/ house club classics • Jazz/bossa nova cocktail music • Hit covers party music (all ages) • Acoustic Available in the following formats: solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, 6 piece, 7 and 8 piece bands. Ru’s other career highlights have included: * Opening for Jamiroquai's Matt Johnson at The Ministry, London. * All songs off Ru's debut EP "About Time" were 'track of the day' on BBC radio. * Finalist at the Open Mic UK 2016 contest, winning a Charthouse Music Award. * Composing songs for Finalists at the Portuguese Idol and X Factor contests. * A request to perform at the Presidential Palace in Portugal. * An invitation by the Portuguese Ambassador to perform at his London Residence for a high-profile international audience. * Writing for various international artists and music for movies including the much acclaimed film "Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe". * Performances at the Union Chapel, The Ned, The Ministry London, The Coliseum Lisbon, Sofar Sounds and various UK & European Music Festival shows such as Victorious Festival and Cornbury Music Festival, sharing the stage with the likes of Brian Adams, Jamiroquai, Mumford and sons, Ellie Goulding, Jools Holland, Stereophonics, James, and Paolo Nutini. * About Time EP daily rotation on Smooth FM Radio.

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Ru (Vmusic)'s Reviews

From Encore customers:

Tamsin J
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Just everything the communication, learning our walking down the aisle song for us. Going above and beyond for us by doing extra time in the garden. We have had so many comments to say how great Ru was. Thank you!!!

David R
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Ru was absolutely fantastic, perfect for our event. Well organised, lovely girl and incredible voice. We would highly recommend her!

Reply from Ru (Vmusic)
7 months ago

Thank you so much David, it was a pleasure to perform at your brother’s wedding in such a beautiful Richmond location! You were all lovely and I’m really glad everyone enjoyed the music.

Fay D
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Ru was absolutely incredible. She performed two fantastic sets for my mums 60th birthday. Everyone was up on their feet dancing she brought a special touch and made it really personal. We would 100 percent recommend her. Thanks again Ru!

Reply from Ru (Vmusic)
8 months ago

Thank you so much for your kind words Fay. It was an absolute pleasure to perform for you on your lovely mum's 60th birthday party. I'm glad you enjoyed it and had as much fun as I did!

Ian H
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Two great sets very professional exactly what we wanted

Reply from Ru (Vmusic)
9 months ago

Thank you Ian, it was such a great event at a beautiful venue. I had a wonderful time and everyone was very welcoming, Craig and Tom asked me to come back if you have this party again next year :)

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Victoria (
10 years ago

Ru performed at our wedding at the Beach House, Jersey Island in August and she brought a magical and personal touch to the songs they played. Her smooth, sexy, but unique voice is truly inspirational. Ru is highly professional and very talented. Victoria & Simon Cavill (brother of Actor Henry Cavill)

Laura (
10 years ago

We absolutely loved Ru & her band's performance at our wedding! It made our day even more special. Ru and her band were amazing and her attention to detail was incredible. They managed to learn all the songs we requested in record time and play them exactly like we asked for. To top that Ru was quick-thinking and proactive when it came to unforeseen conditions such as last minute location changes. Laura (former miss Universe)

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Ru (Vmusic)'s Song list

Sample cover songs:
Freed from desire - Gala
Show me love - Robin S
Finally - Cece Penniston
Say my name - Destiny’s child
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Sing it back - Moloko
Lady (hear me tonight) - Modjo
Uptown Funk -Bruno Mars
Signed Sealed delivered, I’m yours - Stevie Wonder
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Rather be - Jess Glynn
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
September - Earth, wind & Fire
Ain’t nobody - Chaka Kahn
Moves like Jagger - Maroon 5
Cosmic girl - Jamiroquai
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
I wish - Stevie Wonder
I got you (I feel good) - James Brown
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Can’t buy me love - Beatles
Say you’ll be there - Spice girls
American Boy - Estelle
Don’t look back in anger - Oasis
Let’s stay together - Al Green
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
Use somebody - Kings of Leon
Black or White - Michael Jackson
Sample jazz songs:
All of me
Why don't you do right
Take the A Train
Feeling good
Let it snow
Chega de Saudade
Fly me to the moon
Girl from Ipanema
Autumn leaves
Softly as in a morning sunrise
Stormy weather
How insensitive
My Funny Valentine
Cry me a river

Ru (Vmusic)'s Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£250
Up to 1 hour£375
Up to 2 hours£575
Up to 3 hours£750
Covers, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Swing, Modern jazz, Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop, Funk rock, R&B, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Indie, Rock, World music, African music, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Latin, Samba
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Actor, Fluent improviser
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