Classical operas, Shakespearian sonnets and pop songs... is there anything Rufus Wainwright hasn't tried? Born from folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, the performing arts were always his destiny, and the American-Canadian singer manages to spread his talents across a number of diverse genres, with a full discography spanning seven studio albums, numerous compilations and movie soundtracks. Standout collaborations with the likes of DJ master Mark Ronson and his Leonard Cohen covers offer an insight into just how popular he has become, and his masterful take on tracks such as "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk", "Complainte de la Butte" and "Going to a Town" are an illustration of his phenomenal talent.
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Rufus Wainwright: multi-talented composer
Brought up in a musical family, budding singer Rufus Wainwright began to pick up piano at the tender age of six. It wasn't take long until he was on tour, aged just 13, with family group The McGarrigle Sisters and Family. His eponymous debut album received unanimous critical acclaim, including four nominations from the Gay and Lesbian American Music Awards and a Juno Award for Best Alternative Album.
Inspired by powerful female singers such as Edith Piaf and Judy Garland, the vocalist's soaring melodies and heartfelt, confessional lyrics helped him stand out from the crowd. One of his biggest hits to date is his cover of the classic Leonard Cohen song "Hallelujah", recorded exclusively for the soundtrack of animated film Shrek, and the irresistible smoothness of his tones did much to reignite interest in the iconic hit.
Producer, TV star and songwriter, Rufus Wainwright has lent his talents to a great number of creative projects over his stellar career. From duets with Florence Welch (of Florence + the Machine fame) to an entire album celebrating Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, this is an artist unafraid to break convention. Catch him live when he's next on tour: buy Rufus Wainwright tickets now at StubHub, assured by our industry-first FanProtect™ Guarantee.
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