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Rupert Wates in Concert! Gareth Rockliffe Opens

November 4, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$12 – $18.00
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“This is one gifted s.o.b. If you are not hip to this guy you are missing a lot”. – Mark S. Tucker, FAME
We, at the ACMA, agree and are excited to have Rupert Wates back on our stage.
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Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. In London he worked with some of the best performers in the city. Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live regularly. In fall 2006 he came to the US. He is now based in New York City and Colorado. Since coming to the US, he has won more than 50 songwriting and performing awards (www.rupertwatesmusic.com/awards).
His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. He has released twelve solo CDs. They have received outstanding reviews in the international online press and tracks from them have been played on radio all over the world. In addition, Wates’ songs have been covered by other artists in the UK, Canada and the US.
Rupert Wates averages 120 live shows every year, in front of audiences totaling more than 3,500, in acoustic venues in every state in America, in Canada and in Europe. He performs sometimes alone, sometimes with his trio or his quartet. He prefers smaller listening rooms where the audience is up close and the emphasis is on the music. Audiences everywhere respond to Wates’ brand of melodic art/folk—haunting songs that ring true.
The opener for Rupert Wates is ACMA member and singer/songwriter, Gareth Rockliffe. Gareth Rockliffe, a native of the UK, is a professional photographer who has enjoyed writing songs for the past thirty years. His songs are often deeply personal, but with a universal heartfelt appeal. Gareth’s songs have in the past only been shared with small groups of friends or fellow songwriters…that’s about to change.
Tickets available at the door!
Door donations:
$12 – Members
$18 – General Public
Doors open at 6:30 PM. See you there!
Date: November 4, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $12 – $18.00
Address: 2756 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901

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