Bio

RU_MG_9887Rudely Interrupted effortlessly breeze through the catchiest of melodies and write super catchy musical hooks that come from a very honest and vulnerable place. There’s no denying ‘Mystery Girl’ shines bright, way beyond the shallow perceptions of groups like Rudely Interrupted. They’re BRILLIANTLY different!

Let’s get the elephant out of the room, Rohan was born with red hair, Rory was born without eyes and lives with autism or aspergers or as Rory says (pain in the arse bergers) Jonathan Burnside, Rory’s father is a music producer and Rory has grown up around music and musicians all his life. Josh Hogan lives with physical and intellectual challenges, but boy can he play! Sam Beke is the bands mascot or spiritual leader, the Happy Mondays have Bezz and Rudely Interrupted have Beke, who happens to have a groovy 21st chromosomal difference or Down Syndrome as some know it.

Rohan was working professionally as a musician for Melbourne rock act The Anyones and part time in disability running music therapy programs when not touring. Rohan met Rory by chance in 2006 through Jonathan and the coincidences led them to begin writing and recording songs under the name Rudely Interrupted and began gigging in 2007. In 2008 the bands invitation to perform at the United Nations in New York City sent them on an international touring path that’s turned these guys into a ‘social rock n roll machine’.

Together with Quail TV, Rudely Interrupted released a DVD of the tours experiences directed and produced by Susie & Ben Jones, it went on to be nominated for an AFI Award and was premiered on ABC 1 in Australia and screened in many film festivals worldwide.

In June 2010 Rudely Interrupted released their debut album ‘Tragedy of the Commons’ performed at the Kennedy Centre in DC. This was followed by a groundbreaking tour up the East Coast of Nth America New York, Brooklyn, Northampton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal including a live performance on the highest rating commercial TV program in Canada ‘Canada AM’.

2011 – The bands stunning film clip for the single ‘Close My Eyes’ directed by Tov Belling won the Grand Prix for Good at Cannes LA and as a result was screened all over the world, and reaching top 20 in Luxemburg iTunes sales charts.

July 2012 Rudely Interrupted successfully released ‘Mystery Girl’ EP which reached commercial airplay across Australia and went on and toured New Zealand, Germany, UK, and Australian East Coast. Currently the group are writing tunes for a new release early 2014 and preparing for their 8th international performance in China October 2013.

The bands stunning film clip ‘Close My Eyes’ directed by Tov Belling won the Grand Prix for Good at Cannes 2011 and was screened all over the world, reaching top 20 in Luxemburg iTunes charts for a day! Out selling Nickel Back in a 24 hour period! HaHa!

Past performances include: “Laneway Festival” (AUS) United Nations NYC (USA), NXNE Music Festival (Canada) “Woodford Folk Festival” (QLD) VSA Arts Festival (DC) (Singapore) Spikes Asia Awards, New Zealand. ‘Rock an der Wabe’ Germany

Discography -
2012 – Musical Comic Book App ‘Rudely Active’.
2012 – Mystery Girl EP
2010 – Tragedy of the Commons (Album)
2008 – Don’t Break My Heart EP
2007 – Don’t Break My Heart Single

Tours -
2007 – Aus East Coast
2008 – USA, Canada & UK
2009 – Aus East Coast
2010 – USA & Canada
2011 – Aus West Coast – Singapore
2012 – New Zealand – Germany – UK – Australia

2013 – Port Hedland (WA) China

Biography ext..

Formed in 2006 by chance Rudely Interrupted when Rory met Rohan at his dad’s Australia day BBQ, a stinking hot day as Rory recalls, the coincidences that shaped the future seemed to stem from this BBQ day. Jonathan Burnside, Rory’s father is a music producer and Rory has grown up around music and musicians all his life. Rory and Rohan struck up a conversation on a topic of broken hearts and from that little chat, the song ‘Don’t Break My Heart’ grew and the momentum of that day has carried on and mutated into the groups songwriting success. We only now feel we’re starting to turn some peoples ears onto the music, and we’re looking forward to the future musical life!

Rudely Interrupted first began to perform live in inner city Melbourne.2007 and have moved on to perform and tour with mainstream music and international arts festivals worldwide including “Laneway Festival” (Aus) (USA) 2008 United Nations NYC, NXNE Music Festival (Canada) Spike Asia (Singapore) “Woodford Folk Festival” ‘Rock an der Wabe’ (Germany) New Zealand Tour 2012.

In 2008 the bands invitation to perform at the UN in New York was captured on film by Ben and Susie Jones and Quail TV and in Dec 2009 the documentary “Rudely Interrupted” premiered on ABC1 TV. Australia/NZ and continues to screened both nationally and internationally. In 2009 the rock documentary was nominated for the prestigious AFI award! And the band continued to perform anywhere they received offers to perform..

In June 2010 Rudely Interrupted self released their debut album ‘Tragedy of the Commons’ performed at the very prestigious Kennedy Centre in Washington DC as part of the International VSA Arts festival. The band also followed on to tour up the East Coast of Nth America New York, Brooklyn, Northampton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal including a live performance on Canada AM.

2011 Performing in Port Hedland & Marble Bar at the famous ‘Iron Clad Hotel’ in far north Western Australia and over to Singapore for the Spike Asia Awards. ‘Close My Eyes’ the bands stunning film clip, directed by Tov Belling WON at Cannes Lions 2011 a project developed with Leo Burnett (Melbourne) and Scope Vic. ‘Close My Eyes’ was screened all over the world and it reached top 20 in Luxemburg iTunes charts for a day! Out selling Nickel Back for a day!

2012 March, New Zealand is calling, this time we employ an amazing illustrator Mirranda Burton to come on the road. We developed the experience into an App, it’s new, it’s cutting edge and it’s a ride like no other. In July we’re off to Germany, UK, and touring home again in November Australia!…

June 2013 and the band are working harder than ever, we are serious, we are still together, we are still friends. We see ourselves as one of Australia’s most important rock acts and we’re going to keep on keeping on. We’re working on a new record for 2014 and we’ve got a handful of tours pending, including China, Tasmania, New Zealand, Port Hedland and country Victoria. A special thanks to all our fans and newsletter subscribers, together WE ROCK!

Past performances include: “Laneway Festival” (AUS) United Nations NYC (USA), NXNE Music Festival (Canada) “Woodford Folk Festival” (QLD) VSA Arts Festival (DC) (Singapore) Spikes Asia Awards, New Zealand. ‘Rock an der Wabe’ Germany

Rudely Interrupted is neither a novelty act nor a cover band but rather an inspiring and talented group of musicians that pump out uplifting pitch perfect indie-pop described by The Village Voice, “… as the real deal a Melbourne group with a taut impassioned sound somewhere between the Killers and Wire.”

Reviews:
“Their music is some of the most energetic and genuine to emerge from the Australian rock ‘n’ roll underground in recent times.” – Time Out Magazine

“This Melbourne group – with a taut, impassioned sound somewhere between the Killers and Wire – happens to be the real deal.” – The Village Voice

“Rudely Interrupted manage to out-anthem The Killers.” – Toronto’s Eye Weekly

“If you’ve never heard them before expect some extremely well-crafted music by a bunch of guys who happen to have been saddled with a slightly wonky set of genes.” – VICE Magazine

“There is nothing disabled about this band. These guys rock!” – Fox News Red Eye

“Rudely Interrupted would be nothing without the music.”– The London Times