Mandie And Ruby

Mandie And Ruby

 Fullerton, California, USA
BandComedyAcoustic

Ruby gets fancy with a dreamy, warm guitar while the songbird, Mandie Bee, brings the sweetest tones to your ears.

Biography

Mandie & Ruby began out of a necessity to fulfill musical needs of both members.

Mandie wails and rocks out with her other band, 1518, but wanted to have the opportunity to "bring it down" and write lyrics and melodies that would cater to a different set of ears and give her an outlet to sing in a different genre as well.
In high school and college, she studied vocal music. Her passion to emote through singing is pertinent to her every day life.
"I wake up singing or at least humming some little melody. I kind of laugh at my groggy voice in the morning, but it sets the mood for the rest of the day. I need to sing. Sometimes just speaking doesn't explain what I'm trying to say nearly as effectively as it could when I'm singing it."

Ruby has always had a great passion for playing music. Participating in drum line in high school, learning different horn instruments, guitar and bass.
She decided to take a career path that initially lead her away from music almost entirely. It is clear that Ruby was naturally meant to be a musician. Having the ability and the talent to pick up various instruments so quickly and so happily is not easy to come by.

Mandie recalls, "Ruby said to me, 'I want to be in a band. I want to play music. I miss it.' and with that the gears in my brain just started spinning."

The two realized how much they needed one another.

Beginning in October of 2010, Mandie & Ruby started opening for other bands, coffee shops, bars, and the monthly Downtown Fullerton Art Walk covering songs by their favorite artists. Surprised with the positive crowd response,
Mandie & Ruby very quickly decided to write original music. They still cover a variety of songs, but are also beginning to notice friends and strangers at their shows mouthing the lyrics to their own songs as well.

Mandie decided to extend her vocal abilities with the novelty and sound of a melodica, a small hand held keyboard-wind instrument.
"Every show, someone's got somethin' to say about it. It's just rad." Says Mandie.

Their influences include:

Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley
Ella Fitzgerald
Andrew Bird
Devendra Banhart
Nick Drake
Paul Simon
Sam Cooke
The Slackers
Bob Marley
Death Cab for Cutie
Emiliani Torrini
St. Vincent

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Lyrics

Sugar and Cream

Written By: Mandie Bee

I Wake up early in the mornin'

with my baby, my sweet darlin lying next me

I'm up- oh the hustle bustle

but my baby, my sweet darlin, oh he's fast asleep

he's still catching some Z's

While I'm making my coffee with the sugar and cream

Man oh man, I just don't wanna leave

While my baby is off in some beautiful dream

In a hot air balloon

taking off for the moon

up and up, off he goes

high above me

what a strange space cadet

one the world wont forget

why do I have to stay behind?

Wake up early in the morning

gotta run, I gotta go, I gotta get to work

I'm up, oh the hustle bustle

while my baby's under covers keeping safe and warm

he's still catching some Z's

While I'm making my coffee with the sugar and cream

Man oh man, I just don't wanna leave

While my baby is off in some beautiful dream

Colorful and vivid

how I wish I's there with him

cuddle close with my nose up to his

Can I take a day off?

Stay at home in my socks?

Baby please, save a dream for me

Yogurtland

Written By: Mandie Bee

If it's not enough
I'll be sure you get what you need
and what happens in between
will be up to you and me
and all the things unseen
will be worth the waiting for

If it's not enough
I'll be sure you have everything
and I wont expect a thing
and I'll never ask for more
as long as you're with me
it's all worth the waiting for

I can wait for you/ for you
I can wait, can you?

Baby, I'd let you get away

Written By: Mandie Bee

If you decide to pack up your bags and leave
I wont act surprised when you do
I know I saw this coming from miles away
it was a matter of days before you saw it, too

So when you try to run

Baby, I'd let you get away
'cause there's no fun in chasing after what wont be caught anyway
oh, but if you should stay
that's a reason to celebrate
and maybe then you'll see how much you really mean to me

So what the fuck does 'I love you' mean anyway?
If it's all you say- you never show it
I think this time I know of a better way to spend the day
I'll show you what I mean

But if you try to run
Baby, I'd let you get away
'cause there's no fun in chasing after what wont be caught anyway
oh, but if you should stay
that's a reason to celebrate
and maybe then you'll see how much you really mean to me

Discography

Demo Recordings- October 2010