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(sinner saved by grace) Husband, Father, Anointed lyricist and songwriter.
An engaging and memorable performer. Talented and thoughtful producer and engineer.
Soulful keyboardist equally adept at writing, playing and singing Gospel, Ballads, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Blues, you name it... Truly a musicians musician.
Raised on the East Coast , Italian food, blues clubs, 70's funk and jazz.
Decent cook, good athlete, doesn't golf.
"There's so much more to life than a career, Time and talent can be used for other purposes rather than gaining attention. Music is an amazing, timeless, intangible gift, Channeling God's power to heal, comfort, inspire and challenge, when used in this way it becomes an act of worship"
• Long time Hawaii resident
• Works with some of the worlds best artists/musicians
• Has released 15 solo Cd's worldwide
• Written million+ selling songs
• Gives concerts, leads worship teaches seminars and master classes
NEW Project: Rebirth of "We Are Family" a brand new track filled with Hope inspired lyrics and featuring the most moving, gifted and socially conscious artists under heaven. Proceeds to go towards ending spiritual and physical poverty, hunger and homelessness Via The Midnight Mission. Video to be recorded at Capitol Records L.A. send us a note if you'd like to be involved.
"Michael Ruff is one of THE most gifted musicians and songwriters ever to NOT be famous"
" Thank God I never became famous" (Michael Ruff)
"His playing, his songs, his self effacing manner have a way of opening people to the Holy Spirits voice."
" A Michael Ruff show is like having Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, a preacher and stand up comic all rolled into one person performing in your living room.." (a Fan)