Rufus Wainwright

Born 22 July 1973.
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Rufus Wainwright at Proms in the Park, Hyde Park

Rufus Wainwright performs at the Last Night of the Proms Celebrations in Hyde Park

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Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer. He has recorded seven albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks. He has also written a classical opera and set Shakespeare sonnets to music for a theater piece by Robert Wilson.

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  1. Review of Out of the Game

    Out of the Game 2012

    Reviewed by Rob Hughes
    Canadian songsmith’s Mark Ronson-produced seventh is a heavenly homage to 70s pop.
  2. Review of All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu

    All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu 2010

    Reviewed by Ian Wade
    You wish more artists would challenge themselves in a fashion like this.
  3. Review of Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall

    Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall 2007

    Reviewed by Rowan Collinson
    Judy would be tapping her ruby slippers along in delight.
  4. Review of Release The Stars

    Release The Stars 2007

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    'Release The Stars' has to be one of the releases of the year…
  5. Review of Want Two

    Want Two 2005

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Welcome to the world of Rufus the First...
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