RUBY & THE REVELATORS
Official "Walk With Me" Album Launch Show
+ support from GRIZZLY
£10 adv. // £12 OTD.
Ruby & The Revelators are a 5 piece band soul and blues band hailing from Sussex, fronted by the magnetic and captivating singer Olivia Stevens (aka Ruby Tiger) renowned for her effervescent and passionate performances. They are taking the 'blues' genre and giving it a good 'ole shake, eschewing rocky blues, and not a standard 12 bar blues in sight. Instead they mix it up with Stax era soul grooves and display a modern sensibility for song writing, resulting in a fresh and original sound, that crosses effortlessly from jazz to blues to funky Northern soul and torch song balladry. This is a band that have slowly but surely been building momentum whilst finessing a unique sound to add into the UK soul and blues mix!
Ruby had a serendipitous route into singing via what she now calls her ‘rabbit foot’ pub The Fountain in Chichester. This is where she eventually met acoustic blues troubadour King Rollo. During two years of touring together he would become a pivotal influence on her career and nurture her to become the artist she is today, culminating in him encouraging her to form her own band RUBY & THE REVELATORS in 2014. Co-writing with friend and classically trained jazz guitarist Louise Maggs (lead guitarist) Ruby has always looked to expand the ‘blues’ palette resulting in a breath of fresh air within UK blues and soul…miss them live at your peril!!
The revelators are: LOUISE MAGGS on guitar, JOHN WHALE on bass, FRAZER WIGG on keys, PACO MUNOZ on drums.
“….pours joy into every song….the next big thing on the UK blues and soul scene.” Pete Clack, Blues In Britain
“real passion and blues form the heart!” Pete Feenstra (Boom Boom Club)
“…one of the most stunning and powerful voices on the blues and soul circuit today, Ruby sings every note with passion whether it be an up-tempo number or a blues ballad.” Monica Madgwick, Boogaloo Promotions.