“This is Rudy Colombini’s second musical life. The Divine Comedy flirts with pretentiousness but manages to come out sounding more grandiose than garish. Ian Hunter and David Bowie come to mind, comparisons Colombini accepts but adds, “My influences are really Dylan and John Lennon, more than anything and the Stones.”
“How would I describe the album if I had to use one word?” he ventures. “Passionate.””
““The Unauthorized Rolling Stones gave a thundering performance hitting the stage with the song Start Me Up, and continuing through all of the Stones’ hits. The musicians played and looked their parts. The toughest part to play was Mick Jagger, which was played by Rudy Colombini. His clothes, facial expressions, mouth and hip gyrations, the hopping, strutting, holding of the microphone, vocal style and phrasing, hand gestures, even spontaneity when presented with something out of the normal, and right down to the way he approaches the stage and mounts it was Jagger-like.
Make no mistake, Colombini runs the show every moment he struts the stage. He has done his homework and captures every inch of Jagger of the real Rolling Stones; Jagger has a stand-in if he ever needs one.””
“” The common thread in these pop anthems, revved up rockers, and melancholy ballads is Colombini’s sincerity. The pristine production of these rock instruments, embellished with horns and church organ, make possible to feel good all day long.””
“Rudy Colombini makes passionate singer/songwriter rock in the tradition of Tom Petty and John Lennon. Live his fervor as that of a street preacher, driving home his “Message of Love”. With Rudy on guitars, the standard rock band lineup of bass, drums & keyboards becomes a dynamic, versatile vehicle for often provocative and always evocative songs. The title song “Message of Love” received critical acclaim and set a record of 2500 mp3 downloads in 24 hours.
Rudy has been featured on Universal and EMI labels, and collaborated with Copeland for the soundtrack of Francis Ford Coppola’s film Rumble Fish. Rudy has toured with the Beach Boys, the English Beat and Marshall Cranshaw.”
“There’s a fresh honesty and an affirmative romanticism in the music of Rudy Colombini’s album “Message of Love.” From the ragged, passionate rock of the title track to the rich sentiment of “Under the Impression” and the moving “After All These Years”, Rudy wears his pop music influences on his sleeve. You’ll hear early and later Beatles, echoes of maverick modern rock bands like World Party and The Verve, and perhaps even a hint of the passion and drama of Italian opera. This unassuming 12 song collection is a hopeful, mature statement on the simple truths of life and love in an uncertain world. Rudy Colombini’s passion comes through in his live performances, doing justice to the content and the energy of his CDs.”