Ruby Turner was born in Jamaica where she lived until the age of 9, when she moved to Birmingham. Her career to date has always had unexpected twists and turns but with major tours, TV and theatre appearances, and a new Album just out, the future continues to look positive.
Ruby’s break came in the mid 1980's, when she was asked to join Culture Club at the height of their stardom. Ruby very quickly learned how to deal with the routine of gruelling tour schedules and living out of a suitcase. An offer of a solo record deal closely followed and she soon signed to Jive Records. Four albums & the 'Best of Ruby Turner' compilation album were all released to critical acclaim over the next f
Ruby has also appeared in the BBC TV’s Doctors, Judge John Deed, EastEnders, ‘Jeffrey Archer – The Truth’, Holby City and the Richard Curtis film ‘Love Actually’ and given acclaimed appearances at the Brecon Jazz Festival, for BBC Radio’s Music Live with Joe Crocker and Michael Bolton at Cardiff Bay. She also performed at the Hay on Wye Festival and attended many other high profile events.
‘Truly the genuine article and blessed with a voice that has been likened to Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin, Ruby can breathe life and meaning into a song whether it is a passionate soaring ballad or a soulful up-tempo groove’ The Guardian
Arts Centre, Devizes Road
Friday 19 September – 8pm