Tales of Grime and Grit
Ruarri Joseph is Atlantic Records new wonder kid & his new Single, Tales of Grime and Grit, will be released for all to hear on July 2nd 2007. Ruarri Joseph hails from Newquay, Cornwall & though he's been playing in bands for years, he only started his solo work in October 2006, Atlantic quickly recognised his song writing talent and snapped him up! Tales of Grime and Grit is also the title of Ruarri Joseph's debut album, that will follow the release of the single on July 9th.
‘I’m not here to set the world to rights,’ says Ruarri Joseph, lacing his fingers round a pre-gig coke in an East London pub. ‘I guess I write about the little things, the tiny details that make people unique.’
Meet Ruarri Joseph in person and you’ll understand why. He’s disarmingly upbeat –a scruffy, flip-flop-wearing 25 year-old with a thatch of unruly hair and a voice like scuffed leather. There’s something old-fashioned about him, like a man born out of time. To hear him sing is to be transported back to a world of fragile, folk-inflected troubadours: Nick Drake, John Martyn, Robert Wyatt. It’s the sound of a forgotten England.
Check the wonderful video for Tales of Grime and Grit exclusively here on contactmusic.com!
Catch Ruarri Joseph live:
7-Jun-07 The Boardwalk Sheffield
9-Jun-07 Brewary Arts Centre Kendal
10-Jun-07 Manchester, Club Academy Manchester
11-Jun-07 MAC Birmingham
12-Jun-07 The Glee Club Cardiff
13-Jun-07 The Keay St Austell
23-Jun-07 Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury
28-Jun-07 Tommy Flynn’s) Camden, London
5-Jul-07 Enterprise London
6-Jul-07 Stage with no name Kent
7-Jul-07 Acorn Arts Centre Penzance
12-Jul-07 Indig02 supporting Cake London
13-Jul-07 Latitude Festival
14-Jul-07 Indian Summer Festival
28-Jul-07 Maker Festival Cornwall
11-Aug-07 Ripcurl Festival Newquay
18-Aug-07 Beautiful Days Festival Nr. Exeter
1-Sep-07 Electric Picnic
2-Sep-07 Electric Picnic
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