Rudy Wallang

Rudy Wallang

Anyone with an interest in the western music scene in India will surely recognize guitar player / singer / songwriter / musician Rudy Wallang. Born into music, he grew up listening to his father Toto Wallang making music and he started singing and playing the ukulele at the age of 7 years eventually graduating to the guitar.

Today, Rudy is one of the foremost Blues guitar players/songwriter/musicians in the country with a 43 year long career in music having been part of the country’s most well-known blues rock acts, Great Society, Mojo and the legendary Blues Band, Soulmate. He was awarded the Best Guitar Player in India at the 2009 Jack Daniels Music Awards in Mumbai.

Rudy Wallang - dream job

He is also a part of The Fender Benders, a group of Musicians/Fender guitar players that include Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa, Warren Mendonsa, Sanjay Divecha, Amyt Dutta and Arinjoy Sircar to name a few ,who make music together and promote the Fender brand in India. Rudy has done a number of workshops on the Blues and guitar playing, in Shillong and other cities across India as well.

He has very recently started another musical project called Rudy & The Kool Kats (with Shepherd Najiar, Gregory Nongrum, Brian Suting, Leon Wallang & Vincent Tariang) as well as Rudy & The Family Band (With his children).

Discography of Rudy

  • Breakthrough – Great Society
  • Dance Your Ass off – Great Society
  • Blues For Brotherhood – Mojo
  • Shillong – Soulmate
  • Movin’ On – Soulmate
  • Ten Stories Up — Soulmate
  • Give Love — Soulmate
Rudy Wallang - a cook

Quick Bites about Rudy

  • Played countless shows through the years.
  • Arranged, composed & produced music for over 70 albums for local musicians (at his home studio).
  • Played Blues guitar for a song from the film ‘Delhi Belly’
  • Played all editions of the NH7 festival since it first started.
  • Played 8 Editions of the Mahindra International Blues Festival.
Rudy Wallang - Soulmate

With Soulmate he has toured USA, France, Germany, Dubai, Russia, Indonesia, Singapore, Nepal, Sweden, Norway, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Macau besides playing all across India. He has shared stages with the likes of Carlos Santana, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Vaughn, Keb Mo, Joss Stone, John Mayall, Taj Mahal, Robert Randolph, Dana Fuchs Band, Gary Clark Jr., Jimmy Thackeray, Popa Chubby, Shemekia Copeland, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Larkin Poe to name a few..

Rudy Wallang - Nature Lover

Rudy endorses Fender Guitars, D’Addario Strings in India.




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  1. Good to know about so many interesting facts about Ruddy. Really useful.

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