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Multilingual Songstress Rue Melo Headlines the
Temple Bar, Thursday, July 31

Rue Melo Rocks Temple Bar with Jams in Spanish,
French & English

Los Angeles, CA / July 1, 2008 - Rue Melo is an LA-based multilingual
songstress who emanates raw talent in Spanish, French and English. Her
debut self-titled album was released late last year and she has been
touring the country since. She recently opened for Ozomatli at the Hard
Rock Vegas and appeared in People en Espanol. Rue was also featured
on and sat down with Dave Navarro's on his show
Spread TV. Rue Melo is back in LA to headline the Temple Bar.

The 21 and over show will be Thursday, July 31st at 11:00 p.m. at:

Temple Bar
1026 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Rue Melo's live show includes guitarist Claudio Tomasello, bassist Bryan
Bush, and drummer Idris al-Mutazz Tate and together they produce a
unique sound that touches popular, world and urban music. Batanga Latin
Music Magazine calls their sound "a fresh combo of sounds including pop,
hip-hop, R&B and native Uruguayan beats."
Rue Melo has just released a music video for her new single "This Is My
House" and you can learn more at


About Rue Melo

Born and raised in Paris, and now based in California after a number of
years in New York, Rue Melo comes from an artistic and multi-cultural
family that immersed her in music from a young age. Growing up, her
Uruguayan father, an accomplished singer and guitarist, and her mother, a
dancer of French descent, always had a varied range of records playing
around the house. With all this music and art around her, it is little surprise
she found singing to be the natural way to express herself.
From singing around the house, it was a natural progression to writing,
recording, and performing—activities she engaged in every change she
could—but it was 2005 that would prove to be the watershed year for her,
hooking up with producer and co-writer Bernd Burgdorf (Tom Waits, Pink).

The two began working on a body of songs which would become her self-
titled debut, along the way tapping the talents of her father, who wrote
"Con Alma Y Corazon" and her brother, a producer in his own right, on
“Thank You”. The music, a reflection of her diverse tastes from Bob
Marley, Lauryn Hill, and Edith Piaf, to Aaliyah and Biggie, is uniquely her
own. The fact that she writes her own lyrics and melodies, in addition to
working on her music and beats, is a refreshing bonus in an age where the
term "artist" is used increasingly loosely.

During this period she also formed her band, bringing aboard bassist
Bryan Bush, drummer Idris al-Mutazz Tate, and then guitarist Claudio
Tomasello. The group had an instant chemistry and natural flow. In fact,
their initial rehearsal produced what would be come “Can’t Deny” a song
featured on the album.

And what an album it is. From radio and magazines, to the blogosphere,
people fall instantly in love with the music. Adam Bernard's popular and
influential blog "Adam's World" (awarded best blog by Neilson and
Billboard) named Rue's debut, "Album Of The Year", beating out such high
profile releases as Lily Allen's "Alright, Still...". Additionally, she has found
a receptive audience in the film and tv community with, among other
placements, two key features in Showtimes “The L Word”.

After a big year of touring in 2007 supporting Grammy award winning
blues-rock artists, Los Lonely Boys, underground hip hop artist Lyrics
Born, and alt-soul artist G. Love, 2008 shows no sign of letting up with Rue
out on the road continuing to build support for the critically acclaimed
Fontana/Universal distributed debut release from Katrina Sirdofsky's
Fighter Records.


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(510) 435-7474 cell

BlueShoes Media is a Seattle-based music publicity firm with both local
and national clientele.