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About Ru

Ru is a lifelong student of music who can play many instruments as well as sing in captivating ways. She is available as s lo act for a wide range of public occasions such as weddings, festivals, charity events, corporate parties and event launches. Born in Portugal but of English descent, Ru has been playing the piano since she was three years old and then went on to teach herself how to play both guitar and bass. Her formal education in music took in various esteemed Jazz institutes such as Hot Club de Portugal and Lusíada University, where she learnt her trade under many prestigious teachers. After this she became the lead singer with the band Casual Attraction, with whom she has put out a well received album as well as performing live for RDP Africa at the Onda Jazz club in Lisbon.

Aside form this, Ru has a long history of performing in jazz pubs, hotels and as a session musician at events all around Europe. She is also the lead key player in a much loved and all-female cover band which again has taken her to festivals all round the world. Her own musical style takes its inspiration and influence from blues, soul, jazz and rock and now that she is based in London she has signed with a new label for a hot new single ‘Summer Blaze.’ Having performed more than 100 concerts last year alone,  Ru is a truly talented musician who real knows how to put on a show.

  • Solo acoustic (voice + acoustic guitar) performance
  • Duo, trio, quartet, quintet and sextet options.
  • Jazz project: Perfect for cocktails, dinners, private events. Smooth jazz, bossa nova and blues performances.
  • Cover band: Perfect to heat up the dance floor. Playing all kinds of covers in any style (pop, rock, funk, soul, disco, brit pop, etc).
  • The Brits – British Hits Band: This band is a specific cover band. We perform only music made in the UK
  • Dj + vocal improvisation live act: Perfect for cocktails or to heat up the dance floor

I'm an all round musician who fell in love with sound as soon as I arrived into this world. I'm a session musician (voice, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keys, percussion (cajon), melodica that plays anything from jazz to covers.

“We absolutely loved Ru’s performance at our wedding! It made our day even more special. Ru and her band were amazing and her attention to detail was incredible. They managed learn all the songs we requested in record time and play them exactly like we asked for. To top that Ru was quick-thinking and proactive when it came to unforeseen conditions such as last minute location changes.”

Laura Gonçalves, top 10 Miss Universe 2011

“Ru performed at our wedding at the Beach House in Jersey Island in August and she brought a magical and personal touch to the songs she sang. Her smooth, sexy but unique voice is truly inspirational. Ru is highly professional and very talented.”

Victoria and Simon Cavill (brother of superman actor Henry Cavill)

“Ru Vasconcellos is one of the best singer/performers that I have worked with over the last years during my career in Hilton. Besides the fact that she has a spontaneous, responsible and professional personality, her talent of singing and performing were key to a successful partnership. She has proven to be able to possess and perform several types of acts such as singing, acapela, DJ-ing, and performing with other musicians in a group as lead singer. I have no problem in recommending Ru for her skills and services that provided an always pleasant partnership while I worked at Hilton Vilamoura. Any company that would work with her will be getting a true professional on board!”

Lars Sammelius, Director of Operations at Hilton St. Petersburg Expo forum, former director of operations at Hilton Vilamoura at London Hilton on Park Lane.

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