"all that we've got, is to think we're invincible
since we are not"
Nobody ever knows how to describe Ruth or her music. She has managed over the years, to carve out a unique sound for herself. Completely original and instantly recognisable as her own. Ruth’s ability to write on contemporary issues with a sense of timelessness make her a truly relevant contemporary British artist. Writing her own string arrangements, composing for large vocal ensembles and more recently full symphony orchestras.
Ruth’s full discography is filed in the British Library sound archives as a valuable contribution to the nations music for its ‘interesting nature and originality’.
Coming from a creative but fractured background, living in squats, boats, abandoned warehouses, busking in high street doorways and sleeping under workbenches have all been a part of the creative journey, and with integrity firmly intact, these life experiences bring a warmth and depth of perspective to Ruth’s lyrics that are particular to her and the disarming character of her writing style.
Remaining true to her unique style Ruth has performed alongside legendary artists including folk legend Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams, Nick Harper, Jeff Lang, Hamell On Trial, Chastity Brown and Rory McLeod. Notable performances include The London Palladium, The Union Chapel, Jazz Cafe, Bush Hall, The Borderline, The Lexington and Glastonbury Festival.
Ruth has released four critically acclaimed albums to date. Producing records alongside friends and long time collaborators; (Tony award winning producer and bassist) Todd Sickafoose (Anais Mitchell ‘Hades Town’/Ani Difranco) and Swiss American Percussionist Mathias Kunzli (Regina Spektor/Lauren Hill).
Ruth appears as backing singer on records by other artists and features on the new record from US punk legend Hamell On Trial.
The 2020 pandemic saw Ruth undergoing intensive cancer treatment. Hauled up in a closed down pub Ruth kept creating. This period resulted in over two albums worth of new music that, once given the all clear from the doctors, Ruth flew out to co-produce along Sickafoose and Kunzli, in Woodstock, USA, April 2022. This material is set for release very soon!
Based on her recent works for voice Ruth was awarded an Arts council grant to realise an original choral project. Off the back of this grant Ruth received a scholarship from Berklee College of Music (Boston USA) to study orchestration, based on her original compositions for jazz ensemble and full orchestra.