Rodrica Rudge is an independent UK songwriter who writes, performs and produces all her songs. She has written songs in all genres including rock, alternative, blues, jazz, soul, reggae and pop. Her songs have received both terrestrial and internet radio play and she has won songwriting competitions, having out-performed a number of signed artists in the internet charts.
"Rodrica Rudge" started out as a classical pianist, taking exams at the Royal College of Music, London, she also learned how to play cello and guitar. Later, she went on to become a published poet who then concentrated on writing lyrics and music. She worked for several years in the advertising industry, planning and negotiating publicity and advertising campaigns for many companies including music promoters and their acts. She currently licenses work to companies/organizations, she also writes promotional pieces for small businesses and commissioned songs for individuals/special occasions. Under her "artist" name she writes, performs, produces and engineers all the material herself.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Occasionally. All my own material studio based as I work as a songwriter rather than a performer - although I do perform, record and produce all the material I write.
Your musical influences
A wide range of styles, artists, producers and songwriters: Paul Rodgers (Free/Bad Company), Deep Purple, Steely Dan, The Kinks (Ray Davies), Gerry Rafferty, Fleetwood Mac, Traffic, Spencer Davis Group, Cream, all the Motown and Stax artists & songwriters, Nile Rodgers, Paul Simon, Gallagher & Lyle, George Martin (producer). Many soul and blues artists and TV/movie soundtrack composers. Chopin, Beethoven and St. Saens. The list is endless...
What equipment do you use?
All kinds of equipment: Electric and acoustic instruments, recording hardware - digital recorders, computers, even occasionally tape recorders & DAT machines. Outboard units (effects/reverb, compressors, EQ units, mixers, pre-amps etc). Different kinds of software. Some very old gear, some very new stuff, ranging across most manufacturers....it depends on what type of music I'm working on.
Member of the Guild of International Songwriters & Composers. Thanks for stopping by and welcome to Rodrica Rudge Music! Special thank you to Tolgar & Tanju Canli and staff for their hard work in running a great interactive music site at soundclick.com