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


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.

Jools12 hi resSinger/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’.

Recent Film & TV placements include the songs ‘Mr Horizon’ in ABC’s prime-time hit series Ravenswood,  and ‘Cheat’ in the Emmy-award-winning thriller series Banshee.

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

NEXT APPEARING – please note update re Merefest (on stage at 2pm, not 4pm as previously advertised)
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, Diss Mere Park, Park Rd, DISS, Norfolk, IP22 4AS on stage at 2pm info

05 Jul 2015   WORLD PEACE FETE, Nagarjuna Buddhist Centre, KELMARSH, Northants, NN6 9LZ, playing between 12 noon & 1pm info
28 Aug 2015 KONTRA ROOTS roots and acoustic club, Kennedys Bar, Irthlingborough Rd, FINEDON, NN9 5EJ, 8:30 on

Mar 2015 HOUSE CONCERT Madrid (private event)
Oct 2014   CHARITY GIG with HENRY PRIESTMAN (ex The Christians) private event
Nov 2014  THE ARTICHOKE Moulton 8pm

Nov 2014  BLACK CAT RADIO with the inimitable Steve Greenall
Dec 2014  JOULES YARD Market Harborough 1-4pm

Aug 2014  MEREFEST Diss, Suffolk
Aug 2014  HOUSE CONCERT Cambridgeshire
Jul  2014   KONTRA ROOTS great night of original music with Kevin Buxton & Love Street
Jun 2014   ARMED FORCES DAY St Ives, Cambridgeshire
Jun 2014   SPOTLIGHT’ HCR104fm, radio interview and live play
Jun 2014   NORRIS MUSEUM summer concert in the riverside garden
Mar 2014   HOUSE CONCERT Madrid, with Hannah Gimeno on violin
Mar 2014   CB2 CAFE Cambridge, with Nick Barraclough’s CAMBRIDGE FOLK QUARTET
Mar 2014   BBC RADIO Cambridgeshire – live play and chat with Sue Dougan
Feb 2014   UNIVERSITY EUROPA Madrid, Jools’ podcasts with Gabriel Garrido Parent
Feb 2014   Feature interview: ‘Spotlight UK Artist’ on UKcountryradio.com
Nov 2013   ‘Mr Horizon’ aired on US primetime TV (ABC):  Ravenswood Episode 103