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RUEL Boy wonder’s debut headline

The meteoric rise of one of Australia’s youngest musical stars continues this week as 15 year old singer Ruel hits Perth for his first ever headline with an all-ages show at The Astor Theatre on Saturday, September 29. The London-born, Sydney-raised singer’s voice has been described as “the eighth wonder of the music world” and he already counts Elton John, Khalid and millions of YouTube streamers as fans.

It’s only been a couple of years since Ruel emerged into the spotlight after sending a demo of him singing James Bay’s Let It Go to Grammy Award-winning producer M-Phazes. M-Phazes said, “I lost my mind when I heard his voice!” 

In April 2017, Ruel went on to release his debut single Golden Years with M-Phazes and made his live radio debut performing Jack Garratt’s Weathered on triple J’s Like a Version. He is the youngest artist to ever feature on the segment and the video gathered half a million video views in less than 48 hours. In July 2017, Ruel released his second single Don’t Tell Me which peaked at number 86 on the ARIA Chart. 

Ruel’s golden voice has seen him compared to the likes of James Blake, Frank Ocean and Sam Smith, while Sir Elton John described him as “the most amazing voice that I’ve ever heard from a male singer at 14 years of age”.

From first picking up his guitar at the age of eight to headlining prestigious venues at the age of 15, and now with his debut EP Ready getting released in June it’s an amazing opportunity to catch one of the country’s rising stars on the cusp of even bigger things ahead.

Ready is out now. Ruel plays the Astor Theatre on Saturday, September 29. He will be joined by special guests Dylan Joel and KIAN. Tickets are on sale now. 

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