Stephen Rudd is a singer/songwriter. Originally from Southend, Essex, UK, now relocated to Raleigh North Carolina USA. Ryan Adams meets Counting Crows, Neil Finn meets Bruce Springsteen. Fusing them into his own unique songwriting style with sharp lyrics and hooks, the results are an engaging brand of Folk/Rock, Alt-Country, Indie/Folk & Americana.
Stephen writes songs with a big heart, soul and a warm embrace. Songs of life, hope, dreams, trials, and the winding roads of relationships.
He has seen tracks played on various internet stations around the world including UK, USA and the Far East.
In Aug 2017 he moved to Raleigh, North Carolina USA seeking new challenges and opportunities.
Stephen has played at UK Festivals including Rochester Sweeps Festival, Leigh Folk Festival, Cosmic Puffin Festival, Estuary Fringe Festival and Rhythms Of The World Festival.
Musical influences are drawn from a broad palette of artists from his native shores to across the pond including artist such as Van Morrison, Butch Walker, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Justin Currie, REM, Mike Scott, Neil Finn/Crowded House, Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, Brian Fallon, David Gray.
Stephens latest single is "Satellites" an uplifting cut of Alt-Country/Folk Rock. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee in the safe hands of Engineer and multi-instrumentalist Garry Wood and award winning producer Dakota Jay. Now available on all popular digital streaming platforms.