Family band RUA joins us in the Artist Spotlight with their beautiful version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!” 



More about the Rua

The Rua comprise Roseanna Brown (voice and guitar), Alanna Brown (piano and backing vocals) and Jonathan Brown (violin, guitar, vocals and backing vocals).

The band – two sisters and a brother – were brought up in Windsor, England but have Irish blood flowing through their collective veins.

Signed in 2013 by international indie label FOD Records, their 2014 debut album, Essence – heralded as “An astonishingly assured collection” in a 4 star review in Q magazine  – spawned three singles including ‘Fight For What’s Right’ (which reached #40 in the Mediabase AC chart in the US), Without You (#38) and Fire and Lies(#30)

The success of Essence saw the band touring the US extensively – with Rachel Platten, Adam Lambert, Michael Frantic and Spearhead, Karmin, A Great Big World, The Score and Third Eye Blind amongst others.

Essence drew comparisons with The Corrs, early Taylor Swift, Fleetwood Mac and The Cranberries but the band’s eponymous follow-up (featuring lead single ‘All I Ever Wanted’ Produced by Bob Rose) is, If anything, even more hit-oriented than these comparisons imply.



“the old man appeared to be talking to himself until he turned to the boy and said, “it’s because aliens don’t ring doorbells.” To the guys in the band, the phrase ‘aliens don’t ring doorbells’ has some ring of truth to it and the name felt just right.” aliensdontringdoorbells is in the Jim Brickman Show – Artist Spotlight.

Pete Muller

Pete Muller

“I want to create something that I love,” Pete Muller says, “that I think accurately conveys the emotions that form the songs and touches as many people as possible.” Pete Muller is in the Jim Brickman Show – Artist Spotlight.