Indie Soul. Soulful vocals with live instrument based production.


People who appreciate real soulful music and also those who love a good boogie.


Ruby J


Stafford, in The West Midlands (UK)


When I was 13 years old, my dad took me to an open mic night.

A photo of singer Ruby J playing the guitar and singing


Aged 13, Ruby picked up a guitar for the first time. A few short months later, she began to practise singing and instantly fell in love with making and performing her own music.

Fast forward to 2022, Ruby is gigging relentlessly and focused on looking toward her future and aspiring career.

Who influenced your musical style?

My first love as a teenager was indie rock, namely the Arctic Monkeys. From admiring their song writing style, to watching their  Glastonbury sets on YouTube; I was totally impressed by the way they were able to rule the stage.

Notable more recent influences are Jade Bird, Paolo Nutini, Valerie June, Tina Turner, Erykah Badu & Otis Redding – amongst many others.

Share with us an interesting anecdote behind any of your songs.

I recently wrote one of my favourite songs to date when I discovered a Jazzy little guitar rift whilst busking, then I added lyrics and melody. Soon enough, I had a full song ready to record. Really excited to get it recorded, I went to London in February, and did the whole song in a day with the very talented Oscar and Dave from Sunglasses for Jaws Band – who also brought in sax supremo João to work his magic. This has definitely been a pinnacle moment in discovering my sound as an artist. The Song is called ‘Try’ and is released Friday 13th of May.

If you were to be described as an animal, what would you be?

A Sloth

A maroon tinted photo of singer Ruby J playing the guitar and singing

Your favourite music venue in the UK:          

The Arts Club in Liverpool. Also, Jimmy’s in Liverpool.

You are sent to Mars, no check in baggage and you can take one record- which one ?

The Mysterines – Reeling

We are proudly Subculture inspired. How about you ?            

Yes! I feel subculture is important to create a sense or feel of individualism within a collective group that is defined by culture.

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