Often complimented on the warm and inviting atmosphere of their performances, ReRouteis a vocal and guitar duo best known for their intimate shows of lyrical, sincere music.
Brought together by a shared passion for exploring new music and a drive to learn, vocalist Rufina Tishina and guitarist Emily O’Rourke met through their mutual study of Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance in 2018. Since establishing their duo ReRoute that same year, they have performed at The Dublin Jazz Co-Op, Jazz Guide Jam Ireland and other events such as The Naas Community Fete. They have performed for The Society for Musicology in Ireland and International Council of Traditional Music Ireland Conference as well as a number of corporate events and The ANAM Festival for Dublin City University.
This exposed setting of only one vocalist and one guitar helps highlight the vulnerability and honesty of ReRoute’s original compositions. Drawing on their combined influences from jazz and other improvised styles of music, as well as Russian and Tatar culture, ReRoutehave developed an authentic sound that is indisputably genuine to them.
Although the duo share similar influences, they both offer something different when it comes to their compositions. Tishina’s pieces often focus on lyrical storytelling and rhythmic exploration as well as carrying elements of Tatar folk music. O’Rourke’s compositions concentrate on creating atmospheres and finding meditation through the music. When it comes to writing arrangements of their favourite jazz standards, ReRoute break away from the traditional forms and find their own way to present the music.
The friendship between the pair comes across organically in their performances and helps draw the audience deeper into the music. Given the improvised nature of ReRoute’s music, the audience has the opportunity to see as well as hear Tishina and O’Rourke interact throughout each song. The audience are part of each tune and are welcomed into the individual stories they represent.