About Joseph Ruddleston
Joseph Ruddleston is an Indie Folk singer-songwriter, creating songs of heart-breaking humility.
His music is the belief that honesty and vulnerability is what it takes to connect with people. When a writer’s defence is down, the inspiration takes its place. Whether on a sole acoustic guitar in a small, dimly lit room or with a 10-piece full band setup, the song should tell a truth, it should mean something to someone.
Growing up listening to Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley, Joseph Ruddleston has found a place with the intimate singer-songwriters, giving everything towards his songs. Since graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts in 2011, he has explored countless paths as an artist. In November 2013, his debut album, Into Embers, was the first step in establishing his personal sound. With eight distinctly unique tracks on the album, the style settled neatly on the edge of Folk. “Freak-folk”.
In 2013, Joseph continued to write song after song, determined to develop ever further as an independent artist, learning as much as he possibly could about the art. In January 2014, the determination led him to write a French song, Adieu, which was featured in the Emmy Award-winning variety show, HitRECord on TV, directed and hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. With this momentum, Joseph has launched himself into the international eye, being featured on the US chat show, CONAN, in December 2014 and releasing his single All The King’s Memories on January 1st 2015.