Welcome to the RUBY MUSE a r t h o u s e – creative web-hub and home of Jools & Malcolm Heyes, where you will find electro-acoustic soulfood grooves, plus leanings towards poetry, art, video, animation and more.

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NEW LIMITED EDITION EP NOW AVAILABLE!  The first of a series of three EPs that will initially be available ONLY THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. Visit the ALBUMS page to listen and to order.

Feature on The Blues and Soul Show  A great radio programme that broadcasts internationally, playing the best blues, soul and roots music alongside interesting newcomers… like us :) – a bit of a thrill to be played alongside Bill Withers and Dusty Springfield! Plus there’s a Sisters of Soul and Blues festival destined for the UK, summer 2016 – we are hoping to be there… watch this space!

NEW on YOUTUBE at rubymuseuk  Our channel’s latest upload is a clip from the award-winning animated short Velo Etoile by talented Team Velo Etoile, University of Lincoln, UK (and they use a clip of our music!)

NEXT appearing 11 Jan 2016 Poets & Songwriters Session, Carpenters Arms, Cambridge UK – 8:30pm start

30 Jan 2016 LIVE on Corby Radio at 12 noon


Jools Heyes & Malcolm Heyes are musicians, songwriters and composers currently recording and performing as RUBY MUSE. Their diverse musical influences combine to produce a contemporary mix of alt-blues/rock with touches of darkly sparkling Brit-Americana sprinkled with ’70s flower-power and prog-dust. The songs they create are unique – and have aired on radio, TV and the web in various forms across the world.  ‘Classy, cool & compelling’, Kontra Roots.

Two albums are available through iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby; Ruby Muse ‘rm’ (2006) and Ruby Muse Red Guitar In A Blue Room (2011), both  with excellent reviews.

A NEW ALBUM is currently in the wings, for release late 2016, and a series of very limited edition EPs will be launched as pre-releases over the coming year – the first is available to buy now ONLY from this website – visit the ALBUMS page to listen and to order.

‘Yum!… Lovin’ this… had a feeling from the first few chords that this was something special.’ TAXI A&R

‘Emotionally charged and atmospheric songs that grow in stature on each hearing.’ R2 Magazine




Recent appearances…

Nov 2015 Poet & Songwriter, Cambridge Sessions
Oct 2015 Songwriter Sessions, The Rose & Crown, Somersham
Sep 2015 House Concert, Madrid
Aug 2015 Kontra Roots & Acoustic Club  Finedon
Jul 2015 CORBY RADIO live session with Stevie Rigsby
Jul 2015 WORLD PEACE FETE, Nagarjuna Buddhist Centre, Kelmarsh, N’hants
Jul 2015 MereFest, Diss, Norfolk
May 2015 Joules Yard, Market Harborough
May 2015 Spotlight Artist, TAXI Independent A&R
May 2015 WILDFIRE SESSIONS, Wellingborough
Mar 2015 HOUSE CONCERT Madrid
Feb 2015 The song CHEAT used in Emmy award-winning US primetime thriller Banshee
Dec 2014  JOULES YARD Market Harborough
Nov 2014  THE ARTICHOKE Moulton
Nov 2014  BLACK CAT RADIO with Steve Greenall
Oct 2014 CHARITY GIG with Henry Priestman of The Christians
Aug 2014  MEREFEST Diss, Suffolk
Aug 2014  HOUSE CONCERT Cambridgeshire
Jul  2014   KONTRA ROOTS Finedon, N’hants
Jun 2014   ARMED FORCES DAY St Ives, Cambridgeshire
Jun 2014   SPOTLIGHT’ HCR104fm, interview and live play
Jun 2014   NORRIS MUSEUM summer in the riverside garden
Mar 2014   HOUSE CONCERT Madrid
Mar 2014   CB2 CAFE, Cambridge
Mar 2014  BBC RADIO CAMBRIDGESHIRE, live play and chat with Sue Dougan
Feb 2014   UNIVERSITY EUROPA Madrid, podcast with Gabriel Garrido
Feb 2014    Spotlight UK Artist on
Nov 2013   Been spending a lot of time in the studio. Good results. Mr Horizon used in US primetime series Ravenswood