The Rua – Hey You
Number of Tracks:1
From the Album:Hey You
Available Date & Time: Sep 10 2019 10:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: Sep 23 2019 00:00:00
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“The name is a Google mistake! We thought the Irish word for “brown” – we are Irish and Rosanna’s hair is reddish-brown – was rua but another meaning – from the word Ruah – is “essence of a group” and we liked that.”
The Rua comprise Roseanna Brown (voice and guitar), Alanna Brown (piano and backing vocals) and Jonathan Brown (violin, guitar, vocals and backing vocals). The band – two sisters and a brother – were brought up in Windsor, England but have Irish blood flowing through their collective veins – their father hails from Derry whilst their mother originates from Tipperary – and they can all remember late nights in the Emerald Isle when they were only allowed to stay up if they performed music or sang songs.
Individually, our intrepid heroes pursued a classically-trained musical education – in piano, violin and singing – but it is as The Rua that they have raised eyebrows on both sides of the Atlantic.
Aside from their musical upbringing, The Rua also have a theatrical background, Alanna having appeared in The Crown (TV series), Closer, Allied and four Harry Potter movies. Roseanna has also appeared in three Harry Potter films as well as Snow White and The Huntsman and the Thor movie, and Jonathan made an appearance in the final Harry Potter movie as well as Dark Shadows. Of course, these whimsical, artistic forays are a mild distraction from the band’s true calling as exceptional songwriters and performers – as The Rua proves beyond doubt.
Fresh on the heels of their top 25 Hot AC hit, "Gasoline", the new single from The Rua, "Hey You" is equally poised for chart success.
Nigel Harrison – bass guitar (Blondie)
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