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Who is Rudy Currence? Refreshing but familiar, confident but humble, innovative yet classic, These are just a few words that come to mind when describing the voice, the music, the man known as Rudy Currence. Truly the world is only beginning to scratch the surface when it comes to who Mike Chek Entertainment Recording Artist Rudy Currence really is. After hearing the soulful voice, it is obvious that Rudy was raised singing gospel music. The son of a Pastor and native of Rock Hill, SC, Rudy like many of the legendary performers before him perfected his craft while playing and singing in church. His writing credits are already impressive including songs for Mya, Ray-J, and the Bourne Identity Movie. Also a music major and graduate of Furman University, Rudy’s musical background spans almost every genre from extensive classical and jazz piano training to his experience recording R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, and Pop music. All of these musical styles combined with his own personal flare make Rudy’s live performance unique and unpredictable. Rudy’s high energy but often intimate and spontaneous delivery set him apart from most in today’s industry. His musicianship is reminiscent of the past very much like the many classic entertainers from the days of Motown. His vocal style is often compared to that of the greats such as Donnie Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, and Sam Cooke, but also blends beautifully with the music of his contemporaries like Alicia Keys, John Legend, Brandy, and even Usher. To see the passion that Rudy has for his music and the connection that he is able to make with each audience is truly captivating.
Singer-songwriter Rudy Currence aspires to be remembered by his music and continues building a Legacy through song. He admits that many of his musical influences are old school artists that were trend setters and ahead of their time like The Clark Sisters, Donnie Hathaway, and Prince. Rudy’s catalog of music also includes great singer-songwriters such as The Bee Gees, James Taylor, The Carpenters, and mega-songwriter Burt Bacharach. Rudy admits, “I wanna change the game, every time people think that they’ve figured me out, I want to surprise them with something new and different. To me, that’s what being a great artist is all about.” Honored as one of the 2005 recipients of the ASCAP writers award, Rudy is not only a great vocalist and musician but quite an accomplished writer and producer as well. He has written several songs for multi-platinum recording artist Mya and had one of his songs featured in the blockbuster hit movie “The Bourne Identity” starring Matt Damon. Most recently, Rudy wrote a song for the platinum national recording artist Ray J. "Writing and arranging a song on Ray J's current album "Raydiation" was a great opportunity" says Rudy. The song is titled "Lets Play House" and is slated to be released as a 3rd single.
Rudy released his own debut independent CD “More Than You’ll Ever Know” in 2003 and is currently promoting his highly anticipated sophomore effort, “Here With You.” “Here With You” is scheduled for release in the spring of 2006. Also Rudy recently launched an extensive college tour spanning the south-eastern region of the US which included on-campus performances, in-store performances and signings at various major retail stores, and a series of radio interviews and appearances.
With so much going on Rudy still manages to remain humble and is very family oriented. According to Rudy, “I believe in surrounding myself with positive people and what better way to do that than with family members who love you unconditionally and believe in your gift.” Keeping it all in the family, Rudy’s mother Patricia Currence is his manager while his younger brother Patrick continues to work at his side as his producer. In addition, his father Rev. Ruperd Currence is a huge part of his spiritual grounding. So again I ask you, who is Rudy Currence? When asked to describe himself Rudy replies, “If you wanna know who I am just listen to what I have to say. . .My music, just like my family and even the way I dress, is an extension of me.” Look to see and hear great things from this rising star in the near future.
I am a singer-songwriter-musician with Mike Chek Entertainment. I play piano, organ, guitar and sing. My first solo was at age 3 and I learned the piano at age 6. I have my second album in stores now called HERE WITH YOU. +++++++++++++++++ www.RudyCurrenceOnline.com & www.myspace.com/rudycurrencemusic +++++++++++++++++ CELEBRITY WRITER: I have written songs for MYA on her Moodring Album "SOPHISTICATED LADY" and "NO SLEEP TONIGHT", collaborated with the production team Red Zone Entertainment (producers Tricky Stewart, Don Vito), charted on The Billboard Charts with a song "DO IT LIKE US" (produced by Johntae Austin and Charles Farrar @ Character Music. Just in case you dont know.. these guys have written great work for so many people including Tyrese's "SWEET LADY." My latest writing endeavor is with RAY-J. I wrote his upcming single on his Raydiation Album called "LET'S PLAY HOUSE" that was produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston). +++++++++++++++++ MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS: I also wrote the song "BELIEVE ME" for the The Bourne Identity movie soundtrack with Matt Damon. +++++++++++++++++ I'm even proud to have received a 2005 ASCAP SONGWRITER AWARD. +++++++++++++++++ Speaking of ASCAP...Check me out on ASCAP.COM I have an interview there and you can listen to some of my past materials from my More Than You'll Ever Know album. http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/rudycurrance.html +++++++++++++++++ New RUDY CURRENCE Music! I have a new album out called "HERE WITH YOU" Tell me what you think about 4 singles that I am featuring! http://www.myspace.com/rudycurrencemusic +++++++++++++++++ TO PURCHASE CD ONLINE: www.cdbaby.com www.bestbuy.com www.artistdirect.com www.amazon.com. +++++++++++++++++ TO PURCHASE CD @ RETAIL: request the music at all FYE stores in SC, NC, GA Manifest (Charlotte, Columbia) Record Cellar (Rock Hill).