Stunning voices, welcoming atmosphere with story-driven songs

From a "Joe's Cafe" review in Saskatoon: "Folksy and comfortable, the hour-long musical revue features songs about America — from the Civil War through present day — written by British ex-pat Rupert Wates. Based in New York City, the musician…

'Hearty meal for the ears and the soul'

Review from the London Fringe, London, Ontario:

"Most Fringe shows are one story, or maybe two. At Joe’s Café, Rupert Wates and friends...tell more than a dozen true stories in song. Wates is British, but now lives in the U.S…

‘Joe’s Café’ to be performed at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre in New York April 15 and 22

For immediate release: March 24, 2011

Rupert Wates | (206) 354-4122 | |
Or Dave Turner | (828) 713-9206 |

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Three 'Joe's Cafe' recordings win awards

We are pleased to have learned today that three tracks from 'Joe's Cafe' have won awards:

1. The album track 'Prayer' is one of 10 Semi-finalists in Mike Pinder's Bandwars Song Contest 2011.

2. The recording…

Ectophiles' Guide review: 'A brilliant album all told'

A new review

"The new record by Rupert Wates has a neat, sometimes jazzy sound and some inspired songs. The ambitious album shares stories of ordinary people in the U.S in the last century. He runs the gamut from comedians…

Joe's Cafe in Top 20 on KRSC in Tulsa

We've just heard that "Joe's Cafe" is number five in the top 20 most played albums for December on a program called "Innervisions" on KRSC Radio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. "Innervisions" is hosted by Dave Butler and broadcasts at 91.3 FM…