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Todd Rukes

Born in Tallahassee, FL, but raised in Illinois, Todd has been singing since the early age of 4 and playing guitar since the age of 13. At 13, he immediately found an interest in songwriting and performing. Some of Todd’s musical influences include Gavin Degraw, Eric Hutchinson, Desperation Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Coldplay, Jason Mraz, Nickel Creek, Switchfoot, Black Eyed Peas, Shane & Shane and Phil Wickham.

From 2005 to 2012, Todd lived in Lynchburg, VA, where he led a traveling worship band from Liberty University called Exodus. This band traveled around the United States and Canada leading worship, primarily for youth. Many of the songs they performed were written by Todd. In addition to traveling nearly every weekend, Todd also worked towards his MBA, which he received in the spring of 2012, through Liberty University, where he also received his undergraduate degree in Worship Music Ministry and Business Marketing.

In the summer of 2012, Todd moved to Chicago, IL where he is currently serving as one of the worship leaders for Harvest Bible Chapel – Niles Campus.

A few of Todd’s passions include songwriting, performing, leading worship and traveling. He hopes to be able to incorporate all of these passions in the future, whether it is through local church ministry or as a traveling artist. Last spring, Todd released his first solo project called Attractions. This 5-song EP is a collection of heartfelt, ear-pleasing acoustic/pop rock songs that anyone can relate to. From the catchy “Attractions” to the wistful duet “Over You,” his songs typically deal with his walk with the Lord, love and life’s struggles. This soulful tenor has only just begun his music career and has a promising road ahead of him.

Twitter Name: @toddrukes

Facebook: www.facebook.com/toddrukes

Life Verse: Galatians 6:14

Favorite Songwriter: Gavin DeGraw

Favorite Worship Songs: In Christ Alone, Glory to God

Favorite Ice Cream Topping: Walnuts

Favorite Super Hero: Batman


Other Songs By Todd Rukes

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Running To You
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Exodus Todd Rukes
Holy Is The Name (Holy, Holy, Holy) (TRBC)
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Charles Billingsley Todd Rukes Adam Lancaster
Holy Is The Name (Holy, Holy, Holy) (Exodus)
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Exodus Todd Rukes
Savior (Exodus)
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Exodus Todd Rukes
Savior (TRBC)
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Charles Billingsley Todd Rukes Adam Lancaster
How Great Is Your Love
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Exodus Todd Rukes
God On Your Throne
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Exodus Todd Rukes, Travis Doucette
You Are Salvation
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Exodus Todd Rukes