International singer-songwriter Rupert Wates at Stage 33 Live

Rupert Wates
Rupert Wates. Photo by Nicole Mago

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – England-born, Oxford University-educated Rupert Wates has released nine acclaimed solo CDs. Since relocating to the USA, musicians in Nashville and Los Angeles have made two tribute albums to his material, and he’s won dozens of songwriting awards. He’s been a full-time songwriter since the late ’90s, when he signed an exclusive publishing deal with London-based Eaton Music.

Wates prefers the intimacy of up-close audiences in small listening rooms rather than large venues and festivals to perform his eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art and folk flavored with jazz, vaudeville, and cabaret. Stage 33 Live is honored to host the final East Coast date Sunday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. before his tour heads to southern states.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Local favorite Josh Maiocco opens. Advance tickets are available online at If any chairs behind the reserved rows are available on show day, those will be available first-come first-served. Attendees are allowed to bring their own portable seating to set up behind the house chairs. One hundred percent of tickets sales support the performers.

Stage 33 Live is an intimate, industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory located at 33 Bridge St. in Bellows Falls, Vt., documenting live performances and presentations of original material on a simple stage. Coffee, soda, water, and snacks by donation. For more information, go to

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