Going to see Rufus, woohooo!

  1. Hey Tweety!!!!

    I just bought tickets to see Rufus Wainright next Monday. Ever seen him live?
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  3. by   Kudra
    ooh, i've seen Rufus 3 times now (twice solo, once with a band) and i have to say, i love his live shows! he tells the best stories between songs...

    enjoy the show!

    beth
  4. by   suzanne4
    Who is he?
  5. by   Kudra
    he's a Canadian singer/songwriter... people either love or hate his voice... some people would say he has a whiney voice, but i prefer to say he has kind of has a cabaret thing going on...

    www.rufuswainwright.com

    he did one of the GAP Christmas commericals a few years ago... he sang "What Are You Doing on New Years Eve"... beyond that, his biggest commerical hits has been April Fools and California...

    beth
  6. by   suzanne4
    Haven't heard of any of his music over on this side of the world............
    thanks for the info..
  7. by   Tweety
    Hey! Hope you enjoy the show. I've only seen him when he opened for Tori Amos a couple of years ago and enjoyed him quite a bit.

    Enjoy the show!
  8. by   Tweety
    Quote from suzanne4
    Haven't heard of any of his music over on this side of the world............
    thanks for the info..
    Down here it's mainly word of mouth that has gotten him attention. I've read about him the gay press because he's the first singer to get a major label contract and sell a respectable amount of records while being completely totally out of the closet as a gay man. He also it the critics darling. All three of his records have recieved universal praise from critics. He was named Rolling Stone's Best New Male Vocalist the year his first record came out in the mid to late 90s.

    He sings a song called "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk" which I can relate to very well. It's about being addicted to and loving the things that are bad for you.

    Can you tell I'm a fan?

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