• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

Michael Ruff Live In Scandinavia

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Michael Ruff is back in Scandinavia featuring a new line-up of musicians.

Michael Ruff Band will feature Christina Boelskifte and a top tight and groovy band – be prepared, we are going back in time….

Michael Ruff is the kind of artist who everyone likes to “discover” and turn their friends onto. A consumate singer, songwriter and keyboardist, Ruff shows off his finely-honed skills.

Michael Ruff will be backed by singer Christina Boelskifte wellknown from the established music scene in Denmark in the last 20 years. She has sung with singers and groups from Sanne Salomonsen Nik & Jay for both large and small events, inter alia, Helle Thorning Schmidt and Queen Margrethe. She sings for the children in “Frost,” and has appeared for 250 million viewers live. There is not the genre she has not affected, but the style that is her most near, the pop and soul, and she feels in its element with a microphone and a piano.

Michael Ruff’s talent has during the past decades served as the musical director for Chaka Kahn, David Sanborn and Rickie Lee Jones; as band member with Lionel Ritchie, Brenda Russell, Karla Bonoff, Jose Feliciano, James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, Randy Vanwarmer, The Wynans, The Beckmeir Brothers and member of Rufus; and performer on-stage with Al Jarreau, Kal David, Gerald Albright and Michael Paulo.

Ruff also is known as a hot songwriter for artists such as Bonnie Raitt (“Cry On My Shoulder” on” her multi-Platinum Nick of Time album), Huey Lewis (“That’s Not Me”), Roberta Flack (“More Than You’ll Ever Know’ and “Thought I Knew It All”), Vonda Shepard (“A New Marilyn”), Karla Bonoff (“All Walk Alone”), David Sanborn, Carl Anderson, Kal David and Chaka Kahn.

Line up:

Michael Ruff – lead vocals /  piano / synth
Christina Boelskifte – vocals
Jens Runge – guitar/vocals
Morten Vestergaard – Organ/Moog/Keys/Vocals
Morten Jay – Bass/Vocals
Kasper Langkjær – Drums

Concert dates:

29/01/16    TBA
30/01/16    Portalen,Greve DK
04/02/16    Fermaten, Herning DK
06/02/16    Fasching, Stockholm Swe
07/02/16    Intiman, Västerås Swe
09/02/16    Posten
10/02/16    KB-Malmo
11/02/16     Nefertiti, Gothenburg Sweden
12/02/16    Worshiping at Smyrna Church in Goteborg

More info at Owit Music

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Good music enriches your life. At BLUE DESERT we are passionate about this particular yet wide-ranging style of music we call West Coast Music. This site is a modest tribute to the music and the performing artists, who through the (many) years have given us - and continue to give us - endless hours of musical enjoyment. As long-time fans we want to share our enthusiasm, experiences and views with fellow connoisseurs as well as curious newcomers. If we can do our bit to help promote this great music and all the gifted artist – well, then we have succeeded.

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