Serious Child & Andy Ruddy

The Regis Centre Studio | Saturday | 4.00pm


Serious Child & Andy Ruddy


Serious Child is songwriter and roots musician Alan Young from West Sussex. He draws from a wide range of acoustic musical influences from folk to pop to bossanova and explores the world around us with a poet’s ear for emotion and a comedian’s eye for everyday detail.
“brimming with vigour and style” ⭑⭑⭑⭑ RnR
“the year’s first home-grown album of depth, vision and commitment” ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ Spiral Earth
“taking acoustic rock to new levels” ⭑⭑⭑⭑ Maverick
“a jamboree of versatility and melody” Featured Album of the Month, Folk Radio UK

Andy Ruddy is a 31-year old singer songwriter from Bradford, currently working for the charity Give A Song, performing to vulnerable people in lockdown. In 2015 he released his debut album ‘Everything Is In Order’ with the help of ex-Shed Seven musician Fraser Smith. It was a surprise hit, peaking at No.6 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. The following year he was nominated for ‘Best Unsigned Male’ at the Best of British Unsigned Music Awards and by 2018 had released his second album ‘Vital Signs’ which charted at No.12. His more recent music has featured on the series finale of BBC1’s The Syndicate and has been played at Bradford City, his beloved home team.

The Beatles meets Simon & Garfunkel meets Scissor Sisters meets Bon Iver meets Mumford & Sons meets Serious Child meets Andy Ruddy

Two very different songwriters find fertile ground in the gap between their ages and musical backgrounds. Serious Child – West Sussex roots musician Alan Young – and contemporary Bradford singer songwriter Andy Ruddy explore what brings people together in modern acoustic music in their project Talk About The Weather

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