Music, poetry, video, art… welcome to the RUBY MUSE a r t h o u s e, creative hub and home of Jools and Malcolm Heyes
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NEWS… Proud to be chosen as FEATURE ARTIST May 2015 by TAXI Independent A&R one of our favourite music industry sites. We respect TAXI hugely, and it’s great to be singled out by them as worthy of note! Also, our song CHEAT has recently been used in Emmy award-winning US crime thriller Banshee following on from last year’s success with Mr Horizon, used in ABC’s primetime TV drama Ravenswood.
Singer/songwriter Jools is a multi-instrumentalist with diverse influences from modern to classic, encompassing jazz, blues, latin and alt-country. Her songs and lyrics are quirky, colourful and soul-searching. As a published writer and poet, her work has been described as ‘moody and magnificent’ by Twin Poets, London. She also writes on art history.
In production and on stage Jools works in collaboration with her life-partner, multi-instrumentalist composer and arranger Malcolm Heyes. Together they have a broad range of influences and produce a refined fusion of lo-fi alt-country/blues/rock – adding touches of jazz, chillwave and prog, to create darkly sparkling Brit-Americana with a distinct edge, and which Jools describes as ‘electro-acoustic soulfood’.
Two Ruby Muse albums are available through iTunes and other outlets: ‘rm’ (2006) and ‘Red Guitar In A Blue Room’ (2011). Both have received excellent reviews. A third album is in the wings.
‘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
28 May 2015 WILDFIRE SESSIONS acoustic showcase, Coach & Horses, Oxford St, WELLINGBOROUGH NN8 4HY, 8.30 on
31 May 2015 JOULES YARD, High St, MARKET HARBOROUGH, LE16 7AF, playing several sets between 12 & 3pm
04 Jul 2015 MEREFEST festival, Diss Mere Park, Park Rd, DISS, Norfolk, IP22 4AS on stage at 4pm
05 Jul 2015 WORLD PEACE FETE, Nagarjuna Buddhist Centre, KELMARSH, Northants, NN6 9LZ, playing between 12 noon & 1pm
28 Aug 2015 KONTRA ROOTS roots and acoustic club, Kennedys Bar, Irthlingborough Rd, FINEDON, NN9 5EJ, 8:30 on