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ACM Alumni Gary Cleaver and Charlie Hart are now about to ride the crest of a growing wave alongside the newly signed Ruen Brothers (Henry and Rupert). The brothers, who were influenced by among others Roy Orbison, The Walker Brothers, The Everly Brothers and Johnny Cash, have now signed to Universal Republic (US), Island Records (UK).
Following a series of auditions set up by ACM’s Industry Link team, both Gary Cleaver and Charlie Hart were chosen to join the brothers to form the bands backline and have since gone onto play at Glastonbury, Latitude, Secret Garden Party, their own sell out headline London show at The Electrowerkz in July and numerous other high profile live dates which will include playing Reading and Leeds festival on the BBC Introducing stage.
”Thank you all so much for the ongoing support at ACM for Gary and Charlie. They are both incredibly important asset’s to the Ruen Brothers team. Rachel Coomber Quest Management & ACM Business Alumni
About ACM Alumni Gary Cleaver
Gary Cleaver graduated from ACM’s Higher Diploma Bass Guitar course in 2008 and now, thanks to the ongoing support from ACM’s Industry Link Team, is embarking on an adventure with a new up and coming band called Ruen Brothers.
”It is very exciting time for all of the Ruen Brothers Team. However I really feel the hard work starts now!! Highlights of my year so far would have to be our performance at Glastonbury, streamed live by the BBC. I’m also looking forward to our performances at Reading and Leeds festival and also our first live performance across the pond in the USA since the signing!” Gary Cleaver ACM Alumni & Ruen Brothers Bassist
About ACM Alumni Charlie Hart
Having started at ACM when he was just 11, Charlie Hart has come along way since the Part Time Thursday night Advanced Band Skills, ACM Band Academy, ACM Diploma and Higher Diploma Drums courses.
”I can’t wait to record and release our debut album, the fan base on Facebook and Twitter is growing daily, and now we’re going to start earning an income by doing what we love! One of my biggest highlights was recording at Toe Rag with Liam Watson – there’s still a lot to be said for the ‘old school’ analogue approach,nd it’s something most musicians just don’t get to experience these days. Moving forward, I’m looking forward to getting back to the States, as well as spending more time in Europe. This is what I have been working for, and now we’re getting somewhere, it’s amazing!”
Charlie Hart ACM Alumni & Ruen Brothers Drummer
Once again ACM would like to formally congratulate Ruen Brothers (Henry and Rupert) as well as ACM Alumni Gary Cleaver and Charlie Hart on the recent record deal and wish them all the very best of luck for their forthcoming performances and projects.
For more information about Ruen Brothers visit their website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Soundcloud.