Laura Daniela Rudchenco, also known by the stage name LaRudche, is a singer-songwriter, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been based in Dubai, UAE, for the last eleven years. She has traveled around the world working for a prestigious airline and worked out of her field to pursue her dreams. Her love for music and performing arts started at an early age. Despite difficulties with her family's economic situation, she always found a way to take classes and perform.
Owner of a soulful voice and under the influence of artists such as Nina Simone, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Barry White, Amy Winehouse, and Joss Stone, she swears to be "born in the wrong era" and dares to bring back Soul and the Blues from its roots to our days with a new and colorful twist.
LaRudche released her first single “Slow it Down” online on April 19th 2019, on June 2nd 2020 she released a 6 track album named "Feathers" and her latest release was on February 14th 2021, a single named "If I Could Only" filled with a funk neo-soul vibe.
On October 2021 she released a cover of the most famous tango songs of all times “Por Una Cabeza” and on December 2021 she released a Jazzy-piano cover of “Santa Baby” for the festive season.
Currently you can see her live show on Wednesdays at the Speakeasy bar in the Paramount hotel in Business bay, on Thursdays also at the Speakeasy bar as part of the "Murder Mystery" show and on Fridays at CeLaVi in downtown, as well as other high end venues on Saturdays.
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You can find her on Spotify, Deezer, Apple music, Amazon music, Youtube music, Tidal, Anghami, Napster, also available on Shazam and more!
Thank you for taking this interview! How has the New Year been for you so far as an artist?
It is my pleasure! Honestly it has been amazing, I’ve been playing in many venues in Dubai. As a freelancer, I do my own PR, so basically people get to know me by word of mouth and by seeing my shows. Since I’ve been quite busy, the music releases I had planned got delayed a bit, but I have a new Tango song coming out this week and a new original song that will be released soon!
Can you tell us how you've transformed from the beginning to now as an artist?
Well, I’ve always been an artistic and eccentric person. I love every form of art, but I feel that in the past year and a half I grew so much as an artist.
I worked as a flight attendant for almost a decade and finally resigned two years ago to pursue my passion for singing and performing, and I can tell you that it was the best decision I’ve ever made!
I feel that that job gave me travel and life experience, but it also drained my creativity exponentially. Beginning with the fact that I always had to wear a uniform and look and act a certain way, that alone would put me off.
However, I am a big believer that everything comes at the right time and life prepared me for this moment that I am now.
To be honest with you, when I started taking my singing and performing lessons at a young age, I never thought I was good enough to do this for a living even though I wanted to, I am very lucky to have people around me who always believed in me and pushed me to do this full time, they knew more what I could do than I did.
How did you come up with your latest project?
My latest project is an original song that’s a bit different from the other originals in my album Feathers.
I wrote this song after my trip with my husband to Turkey. Long story short, we went to visit one of the islands and rented some bicycles, unfortunately, they don’t give you helmets and even though I’ve ridden bicycles since I was a little girl, this time I wasn’t lucky.
We were going downhill and my hat flew away because of the wind, and when I pressed the brakes slightly to stop the bicycle, it flipped and I literally flew away and landed with my face on the asphalt. Luckily I did not break anything, just a lot of bruising and scratches, some of which I still have, but my face has no scars, phew!
So this new song talks about that, but obviously with a twist, and it’s different because it’s heavier than the others… stay tuned!
Where are you from originally?
I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the land of tango and steak haha!
Where do you live now?
I have been living in Dubai for the past 11 years.
Do you think where you live impacts how your music is made?
I want to say yes and no; yes because I meet a lot of people in the industry and I do collaborations, and I try different stuff and ways to do something different. And no because even if I wasn’t here, I would still make my own style of music. I know what I like and what I don’t, I know how I want my music to sound so I don’t compromise my style.
What was the inspiration to make music your career?
I always had it in me, I always wanted to do this for a living, however I didn't know when it would happen. Luckily, I have the most supportive and encouraging husband, he was really the one who pushed me to resign the flying job and jump into music full time. He always knew I could do it without a hint of a doubt.
How do you want to shape your career?
I want to be known for my style of music, and I want to leave a legacy.
Many people say I look like Lady Gaga and sound like Amy Winehouse, and while those are huge compliments and I appreciate them, my utmost goal is to look and sound like myself, and when people listen to my music, they clearly know that’s me, LaRudche.
My style of music is not meant to be popular, it’s not pop nor commercial, and I want to keep it that way.
People who like and listen to my music are often inclined to Blues, Soul and Jazz, and not so much to popular music.
Do you work on a tight timeline always or do you go with the flow when it comes to your music?
I usually go with the flow, I write when I get inspired, however sometimes I have to get myself inspired so I would create the atmosphere that would help me write.
How did your latest title of your music come to be?
My latest song is about my accident in Turkey and I wrote it as if it happened in a dream, so the title is Wicked Dream, there! you have the premise!
Is it hard to let go of the music when it is done?
Not really, I write my own songs and it is so beautiful to listen to a fully finished song, it feels amazing to have a new release.
I don’t write songs for anyone else but me, so I don’t really let them go, I just share them with the world.
Do you feel an emotional attachment to your music?
Well yes, I mean, my songs come from either past experiences or feelings, some of them personal, some from people that I’ve met in my life. My song “Feathers” for example, is about my transition from flying to singing and how liberating it was.
How would you describe your music in one word to someone who hasn't listened to it yet?
Where do they go to listen NOW?
They can listen to my music on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, Amazon music, YouTube music, Pandora, Anghami and more, and also people can use my music on Instagram and Facebook stories, as well on Tik Tok.
What has been the best fan reaction to your music?
When I do my songs live, people really enjoy them and vibe with them and I love when they open Shazam to get the song on their phones while they are listening to it!
I do cover songs in my shows too and I mix some of my originals, and people often tell me that their favorites were my originals, that’s the best compliment I can get.
Is there anything exciting coming up for you?
Absolutely! Starting from the release of my latest cover of the tango “Garganta Con Arena,” following with my new original that will be released next month, I am also writing a new song at the moment that will be a collaboration with a music producer here in Dubai.
I have photoshoots and projects lined up and many more live shows and venues coming soon! I can’t wait!!
Are you performing the song anywhere LIVE?
I always perform my songs in my live shows, and of course I will perform my latest song live once it’s released!
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