Rudden+Bridge : Indie Britannia
Striking new talent, Rudden+Bridge, bring a modern authenticity, passion and originality to the British singer-songwriter scene and are quickly establishing themselves as an up and coming duo with serious prospects for the future. Influenced by acts like Simon & Garfunkel, Thom Yorke, The Verve and Nick Drake and recently described as “ones to watch”. The acoustic pair write about life experiences with a fresh or unique perspective, compose music and showcase a brilliance and ingenuity by fusing their own unique blend of folk, pop and rock styles to create a new but familiar sound.
The passion, songwriting, musicianship, and impressive vocals set them apart from their contemporaries. Bridge displays unique and subtle vocal inflections in his acoustic Pop/Folk material reminiscent of Guy Garvey and Chris Martin. Their tracks “You Saw Something” and “Calling” stand out and showcase the unique raspy vocals, catchy melodic lines and lyrics. The uptempo song, “Last Ghost Lover” exhibits the outstanding lyrics and music, co-written by the pair, that keeps you captivated right till the end. “Lost At Sea” just shows you what great storytellers and artists Rudden+Bridge are as the music fills your senses. They capture the longing for love conflicted with the fear of the loneliness. And there are many more layers of meaning and symbolism in the clear, clean lyrics of this and all of their works.
Stephen ‘Beanz’ Rudden has been working in the music business for over 20+ years as a record producer, composer, keyboard player arranger, programmer and performer throughout London, Europe and Asia. His strengths are in Pop, Techno and Acoustic music. He is best known as the man behind the revolutionary UK Top 5 chart hit “Love City Groove” – the first rap song in the history of the highly influential Eurovision song contest to be chosen to represent the U.K. in 1995. His passion is working with creatives of all fields, by luring and conjuring up the best performance out of the many artists he works with. His inspiring approach to music and songwriting really does make a difference. Rudden pushes boundaries to create and fuse vibrance, by twisting and turning the list of performance possibilities. He’s keen to make some new noise in the pop music arena making more music that springs from wherever his imagination takes him.
Loz Bridge is a songwriter and performer based in Bristol, UK. An experienced musician with a gift for telling stories through music with strong emotional hooks, Loz’s tracks have received enthusiastic reviews in the national UK music press, and airplay on national UK radio.He has developed songs with Grammy-award winning producer Kipper, and internationally accomplished producer and songwriter Stephen ‘Beanz’ Rudden. As a co-writer, he worked on the first official single ‘Stories’, by rising songstress, Jazz Morley, which was released in September 2012 to accompany her national tour. Also an experienced live performer with a commanding stage presence, Loz has supported artists such as Karima Francis, Ben Ottewell (Gomez), Polly Scattergood and Son of Dave.
Tom Waits, Lauryn Hill, Sting, Elbow, Bjork and John Lennon have all, among others, played a part in both Rudden and Bridges’ musical development. Their style is very much their own, although it would be fair to say that if you are a fan of their influences you will likely be a fan of Rudden+Bridge.