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For many years Ruby Turner has been regarded as having one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced. Ruby can breathe life and meaning into a song whether it is a passionate soaring ballad or a soulful up-tempo groove. Her career to date has been sensational with major tours, film, TV and theatre appearances.
Born in Jamaica, Ruby moved to England when she was nine and her
major break came when she was taken under the wings of British blues legend, the late Alexis Korner.
Her first album, Women Hold Up Half The Sky was released to critical acclaim in 1986. This period spawned the hits If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) and I'd Rather Go Blind and, in the American RnB chart, the number 1 hit single It's Gonna Be Alright - one of less than ten British records to achieve this.
A very prolific songwriter, many of Ruby's songs have been covered by artists such as Lulu, Yazz and Maxi Priest, while her vocal prowess has been employed to good effect by Brian Ferry, Mick Jagger, Steve Winwood, and Jools Holland.
Described as truly the genuine article and blessed with a voice that has been likened to Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin, Ruby continues to win the hearts and minds of an ever growing and diverse fan base.
"Ruby Turner is truly the genuine article. Blessed with a voice that can breathe life and meaning into any song, whether it be a passionate ballad or a fast groove"- The Guardian
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Core programme and
major capital funders
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With thanks to
Walker Morris LLP.
Joanne Collumbine and Keith Gillespie; Noreen Kershaw;
Mark Potter; Ian Warburton.