Happy 2017 Everyone! 

So here we are in 2017, I hope you survived it :)...I'm going back out on the circuit shortly with my guitar and harmonica, new dates in shows list.  I'm pleased to say I've already been confirmed to play LEIGH FOLK FESTIVAL 2017 25/6/2017 which is always fun.  I've been writing a fair amount, somewhere around 20 new songs that need doing something with.  While I wait for the money to pay a producer I'll be playing them out on the road to give them all a good test drive!

I'm really hoping to do a professionally produced EP this year, more news on that soon.

Anyway, thats all for now.  More gigs coming check the gig list, most shows are free please come along and support them.  

Best wishes for the new year.



Summer Heartache  

So to the end of my summer run of gigs, last one is 20th August at Asylum, Chelmsford Essex.  I'm working on a collection of new material currently and will be taking time out to figure what to do with it and how best to record it!  Thanks to everyone who came along to the gigs, hopefully I'll have some new music for you soon.

Best, S


The gig schedule is getting busier, its really fun :)   This month I've been playing a number of gigs in Essex and London the highlight being a performance at Cosmic Puffin Festival Mersea on the River Stage on May 1st.  Such a wonderful little festival run by amazing people.  All the money raised from the event goes to charity so all the organisers and acts give up their time for free, its a wonderful weekend of alternative/folk/art and rock music across 5 stages.  

This week I'm looking forward to a gig at The Ship pub in Grays where I'll be performing a 30min set.  On Saturday I'm very excited to be playing my first gig at Bohemia, Hackney.  Details of times etc in the gig section on this site.  Also this week I was confirmed to be on the bill of Rhythms Of The World Festival, Hitchin, Herts.  The gig will take place at Farleys in Hitchin High Street on 23rd July.

I'm currently at work on a bunch of new songs with a view to an EP or possibly an album, helped by a great guitarist and songwriter friend of mine Mark Saunders.

I've a number of gigs coming up, be good to see you and meet you :)  

Thats about it for now, all the best.




Hello everyone!  thanks for continuing to check out my site, songs and musical journeys. 

April is becoming a busy month.  I've got a live appearance on Essex Radio Station Phoenix FM on Thursday 21st at 1pm.  I'm playing a gig at The Traitors Gate Pub in Grays on Sat 23rd supporting fantastic local songwriter Holly Hannigan.  On 28th I'm going into the recording studio to begin the follow up to Home-Made Heartache which may be an EP or album, we'll see how we go, I have around 15 songs to explore once I get there.  On 29th April I'm off to Cosmic Puffin Festival to play on the Riverstage over the weekend.  I'll be performing a 45min set on the Riverstage at 4pm on Sunday 1st May.  Tickets still available online for the festival.

I hope to catch you at a gig soon!  Please check out my music page and download anything you like!  Also please join my mailing list on this website.  Follow me on Twitter! @sruddmusic





Hi everyone, happy 2016 to all of you!  So its time for me to get those notebooks out and start preparing some new material.  I'm almost finished with an album worth of tunes to record so thats the plan for this year.  The album will be tentatively titled "Every Road".  I'm working on demos at the moment and booking some solo shows.  I'm also in the throes of sorting out a full live band to go out with on the road.  Lots happening for sure!  Keep an eye on the shows list for all upcoming events...

My song "Into Your Heart" is due to be released by Negart Records on 12th Feb distributed across Europe and US on a compilation called "A Breath Of Fresh Air".  The song was also semi-final entry in the 2015 UK Songwriting competition.

I also just found out that my debut album "Home-Made Heartache" was album of the week this week on at 97.5 Marlow FM Buckinghamshire!  Not a bad start to the year!

So yeah, plenty going on for me right now, more news soon :)

All the best, have a great 2016!  




My Debut Album "HOME-MADE HEARTACHE" has now been re-mastered and was re-released on 26 October 2015.  It is now available to purchase from this site or £5.00 from bandcamp.  https://stephenrudd.bandcamp.com/releases  It will shortly be available from most popular online digital retailers including Spotify and Apple Music.


Hi everyone, hope you're well.  I've been busy during summer playing a few gigs and am now in the process of trying to make sense of a load of new material.

In the meantime I've been going through a load of past recordings and I've uploaded them to the music page.  The songs are from my first self-recorded album "The Sea Will Remain" & EP "All This Time", songs I recorded with my previous band "FALLEN POETS".  Feel free to download and I hope you enjoy them :)

All the best!


New beginnings... 

Hello everyone here is my brand new website, feel free to look around and check out my new songs "Into Your Heart"/"Days".  Written and self recorded/produced by me in "The Den Studio" :)  Much more music to come this year with any luck...