|May / 2018||•||Liverpool Sound City||Liverpool, GB|
|May / 2017||•||The Cavern Club Live Lounge||Liverpool, DE|
|May / 2017||•||Liverpool Sound City Festival||Liverpool, GB|
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Often considered as one of the most exciting songwriters on the Merseyside scene, Cal has certainly made his mark in his career. After a trip to the home of country music, Nashville Tennessee in September 2017, Ruddy worked alongside top songwriters and producers, including Blue Miller, producer to John Legend and India Arie to name a few, and Allen Palmer CEO of Palmer Global Ink. With his debut album in the pipelines with Steve Powell producer to Mick Head, Edgar Jones & The Stairs at the helm, and after being invited to fly out to Texas for 2018’s SXSW Festival, 2018 has already started off with a bang for Cal Ruddy.
With airplay on BBC Introducing Merseyside, Radio City, a feature on ITV’s Granada Reports for an artist labelled “accomplished, reliable and ever excellent” by GetIntoThis. Fresh off the back of working with Romanian airline, Blue Air in the Italian city of Milan, and performing at 38,000ft onboard the aircraft, the sky is definitely not the limit for Ruddy. Having been selected as local support for a variety of esteemed singer-songwriters as they passed through Liverpool on national & international tours. Including, NME & Radio One championed Isaac Gracie, Emma Pollock, Mike Dignam and Leddra Chapman. His time within the Liverpool music scene has opened many doors including appearances on Bay TV, Made in Liverpool, Liverpool Live TV’s Red Sofa Sessions, Swansea’s Cornerstone Sessions as well as reaching the 2015 Merseyrail SoundStation Finals. In 2016 he played an astonishing 150 gigs across the country and he also released his debut EP ‘Communication’ in his native of Liverpool which attracted attention from across the nation.
His vintage sound, particularly his honest, passionate vocal at times emits haunting waves of early Lennon. The love for his craft pours into the audience through memorable melodies and a twinkle in his eye. “Ruddy is unique, fearless and ready for national exposure” - Buz Magazine.