Hi my name is Erwin de Ruiter, a Dutch citizen but I have left 14 years ago and live for the last 10 years in Dubai. In my early years I used to be a professional musician and my band has been support act in Amsterdam for The Clash, Echo and The Bunny men, The Shirts, the B52`s, The Only Ones and many more.
Since 2012 I started writing songs again and most of my songs are with large USA publishers like Epitome, Crucial Music, PMG etc. In 2014 I was selected pop artist 2014 of Cambridge radio 105 in the UK. My song Harvest Moon was used in the popular USA TV series Reign (you tube 25,000 hits - 2016). I have been semi finalist in the UKSC and ISC with many songs many times. My songs are in all genres like folk/country/pop/jazz/rock/dance.
In 2015 I started working with a well known Dutch DJ and my co-lyricist under the name Two Armed Bandits and we have signed a contract with the largest Italian indie record company Time Records for a single and option on the second single. The well know producer/DJ Freddy Verano (he did a very popular remix on a Sam Smith song) was assigned to produce our song When The World Is On Ya.
In September 2016 the record company concluded a substantial deal for the fashion label NeroGiardini for my song When The World is On Ya (Freddy Verano remix) for a substantial amount, 1 year use Italy and Belgium only.
My song Lord here I am was selected for 20 Century Fox tv series STAR and will be aired 1st of February 2017.