Praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists, songwriters, and composers of his generation. The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer-songwriter has released ten studio albums to date, three DVDs, and three live albums including the GRAMMY®-nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. He has collaborated with artists such as Elton John, Burt Bacharach, Robert Wilson, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys, Heart, Robbie Williams, Jessye Norman, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Sting, and producer Mark Ronson, among many others. He has written two operas, numerous songs for movies and TV, and is currently working on his first musical. His latest GRAMMY® and JUNO nominated album, Unfollow the Rules, finds Wainwright at the peak of his powers, entering artistic maturity with passion, honesty, and a new-found fearlessness.
Since the release of “Unfollow the Rules” Wainwright has released a paired down acoustic version of said album recorded at Los Angeles’ Paramour Mansion during the height of the first wave of Covid, a couple of electronic tracks with Ampersound, and a live album “Rufus Wainwright & Amsterdam Sinfonietta” with material ranging from Jacques Brel to Joni Mitchell, from Rameau to Leonard Cohen.