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June 20th, 2012

SUPER HOT Perth born concreter, R&B/ Pop singer, songwriter & dancer who placed third in Australian talent show THE X FACTOR in 2011, recently signed a recording contract with SONY Music and is currently working on an exciting debut single and album, in a busy 2012 was a supporting act for X FACTOR 2011 winner Reece Mastin’s first headlining national tour, a supporting act for the Australian leg of ONE DIRECTION’s “Up All Night” tour, came runner-up in CLEO magazine’s Most Eligible Bachelor of the Year competition, was support act on the Australian leg of the NKOTBSB tour and sensational winner of the 12th season of popular Network Seven TV show DANCING WITH THE STARS… JOHNNY RUFFO!

FUN FACTS: Ruffo cites Michael Jackson, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé Knowles and Lady Gaga as his musical influences, with their performance styles inspiring him to combine his love for singing and dance!


Album of the Week – Soldier of Love

March 17th, 2010

When I say the name Sade, you will automatically think of the song Smooth Operator. She created in 1985 the video for Smooth Operator, a vision and sound of chilling purity, with tears running down her queenly face, and the feeling of angst as her heart breaks in a stunning white Chanel-like outfit sets a benchmark for all future music Sade releases.

Eight albums and twenty five years later, Soldier of Love is born.

Ten tracks raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Goosebumps up your arms. This is a collection of perfection.

Soldier of Love is flawless and virginal, with a standout track for me being “Long Hard Road”. I understand what she s saying, the message she is sending, she breaths her emotions into the microphone.

The track that has been released is “Soldier of Love”. A regimented and strict collaboration of instruments, sounds and vocals. You almost sense abit of Michael Jackson’s They Don’t Really Care About Us. It is angry and aggressive – you can interpret this song in so many ways. Is she angry? Perhaps she is pleased? I’ll leave that for you to work out for yourself.

If there is one album you need to purchase this Autumn, it’s Soldier of Love by Sade. You will thank me.

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