Rupert Wates was born in London. He signed an exclusive publishing deal with Eaton Music in 1994 and has been a full-time songwriter ever since. He moved to the USA in fall 2006. Since 2007 he has won over 30 songwriting awards.
“What a performance… It was a sheer delight to hear him…” (The Forwardian Arts Society)”
[His] narrative storytelling is superb — even by the highest folk music standards.”(Jim Abbott, Orlando Sentinel) –
Rupert Wates was born in London. He signed an exclusive publishing deal with Eaton Music in the late 1990’s and has been a full-time songwriter ever since. He moved to the USA in fall 2006. Since 2007 he has won over 30 songwriting awards. Full bio
He has released six full-length CDs. Each has received outstandingly good reviews, and has been played regularly by radio stations in the USA, Canada, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Israel and Australia.
Rupert Wates averages 170 live shows per year across America and in Canada. Audiences everywhere respond to his brand of acoustic, melodic art/folk: haunting songs that ring true.
The Chicago based folk duo of Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso say it has taken them years of careful indecision to develop a repertoire they describe as “Celtic to Cowboy.” Superb musicianship and showmanship, award-winning songwriting, and a strong sense of tradition has made them, as Dirty Linen Magazine once said, “one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit.” (www.smallpotatoesmusic.com)
When you see Small Potatoes perform, you hear two great voices, some fine guitar playing, and a touch of tin whistle, flute, mandolin, bodhran and other percussion toys. Together they present a truly rare blend of vocal and instrumental abilities, award-winning ongwriting and arranging talents. They have the unique ability to adapt to the style of music they happen to be playing, and they also pay attention to the little things, the warmth, the humor and a rapport with the audience that makes for a memorable performance.
“Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso combine cleverly witty with powerfully poignant songs, along with well chosen covers to present an unusually entertaining and involving repertoire engagingly delivered. Prezioso’s song “1000 Candles, 1000 Cranes” is one of the most outstanding songs of the past 50 years.”
Rich Warren, The Midnight Special - WFMT Radio, Chicago, IL