- 28 Jul 20
With sleek production and an atmospheric beat, the strong debut shines a spotlight on the 24-year-old artist.
Hailing from the scenic South West of Ireland, the prolific performer has studied music in Saint Louis College in Rome, Italy and graduated with a four-year degree from Cork School of Music.
A regular in the world of acoustic live music, Rua utilises storytelling as a vital cog in the wheel of his creative process.
With influences ranging from Mariah Carey and Barbra Streisand to Sam Smith and Hozier, it's hard to pin down Rua to one particular field, but that's how he likes it.
Nabbing a slot as an opening act for Declan O’Rourke at the ‘Learn from Leaders Live’ event two years ago, Rua has been gigging around the country ever since and is gaining airplay ground on national radio.
With the process of recording his first EP ongoing, the release of his first single marks the singer-songwriter out as one to watch in the arena of Irish pop music.
Check out ‘Do You Ever Think of Me?’ below: