Ruthers by Others - The songs of Ian Rutherford as sung by other artists.
This album is a collection of my songs sung by others. Why? Clearly you've not heard me sing - lucky you! But seriously, I'm thrilled to be able to get my music performed so well and it's been an amazing experience to produce this.
As a keen musician but non-singer I never really "wrote songs" as such but finally came to the craft at the age of 50 when I wrote my first real one. We recorded it as Mu-Theory mutheory.bandcamp.com/track/ten-a-penny
- many thanks to my good mate, fellow band and songwriter Tony Brewin for getting that one over the line. That song kick-started this process when I realised I could write music to lyrics.
The performers on this album are credited track by track but it is interesting to note that I've never met them and I don't believe they've met each other, all performances were coordinated via the internet and produced in my home studio. Collectively I know them as the "Plus Five" band and they span the globe covering USA, Italy, Israel, Egypt, Sweden, New Zealand - and Australia.
All vocals, drums, bass & guitars performed by the Plus Five band with keyboards and various synth parts performed by Ian Rutherford.
The songs on the album were written over about a two year period from 2012-2014 and recorded between June & September 2014.
Meet the band plusfive.weebly.com