Ruby Gilbert
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Ruby Gilbert

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Americana Rock



The best kept secret in music


"PREMIERE: Ruby Gilbert Weaves Magic With Debut Single 'Oh, Bones'"

Ruby Gilbert is nothing short of a sonic enchantress. Weaving a musical alchemy of Australiana-tinged experience meets Americana-style, Ruby has created her spell binding new single ‘Oh, Bones’, premiering today on Music Feeds, ahead of the release of her newly announced debut EP Dearly Beloved which hits shelves Friday, 1st June.

Telling the story of the ghosts of friends who leave our lives, ‘Oh, Bones’ comes from a dark place; inspired by important people who become nothing more than reveries. Told through a grit that would make Johnny Cash blush, ‘Oh, Bones’ is not only dark, but abrasive. That said, there’s a soaring spirit contained deep within the song, one that represents hope and new beginnings and steers the track into far more riveting pastures.

The track first saw the light of day as an entry in the recent Queensland Music Awards, where it found its way to the finalist list, testament to Ruby’s handle on storytelling. All sounds heard on the track come from Ruby herself and producer Aaron Shanahan. The story continues from the music and onto the greater release. What’s more, the single artwork chosen for ‘Oh, Bones’ wasn’t simply an after thought, but a key ingredient from the troubadour.

“The artwork for Oh, Bones is a photo of my great-grandfather who disappeared from Tasmania many years ago,” Ruby reveals to Music Feeds. “I discovered the photo in one of my Grandma’s old photo albums and I felt it had a unique connection to the song.”

‘Oh, Bones’ comes as the first offering from Dearly Beloved, the debut release from Gilbert. The more encompassing body of work promises more tales of heart-break, told through a unique and endearing lens. Following its release, Ruby will be officially releasing the EP with a performance at Bloodhound Bar. - Music Feeds

"PREMIERE: Ruby Gilbert - 'Dearly Beloved'"

Ruby Gilbert is certainly impressing all the right people — having just been up for a Queensland Music Award — and her new EP, Dearly Beloved, is sure to win over a heap more.

"I made this music because I wanted to be as brutally honest as possible and reflect on who I am as a songwriter and an artist," said Gilbert. "I want to be able to connect with people through my lyrics, and that might be confronting."

Gilbert's hauntingly beautiful vocals are consistent over the four track long EP, which features her previously released track, Oh, Bones.

"Oh, Bones was written about a friend who fell out of contact," said Gilbert of the track. "It felt like they disappeared off the face of the earth, It's kind of weird how you can go from being so close to suddenly being strangers, I've always been intrigued by what happened."

Gilbert will be celebrating the release of Dearly Beloved this Saturday night at Bloodhound Bar; -

"Track By Track: Ruby Gilbert takes us through her moody debut EP, Dearly Beloved"

After recently being a well-deserved finalist in this year's Queensland Music Awards, Ruby Gilbert isn't missing a beat with the release of her debut EP, Dearly Beloved. Blending a moody, at times haunting mix of Australiana and Americana, it's a really unique sound on the Aussie music landscape, and one she makes really work. "I made this music because I wanted to be as brutally honest as possible and reflect on who I am as a songwriter and an artist. I want to be able to connect with people through my lyrics, and that might be confronting." - Pile Rats


Still working on that hot first release.



Ruby Gilbert embraces a moody, gothic-tinged style of writing. The Queensland Music Award-nominated songstress’ style is inspired by the grittiness of Johnny Cash, whilst channelling a timeless and stylised atmosphere. Her left-of-centre phrasing is unexpected and speaks brutally honest truths. Raw and heart-breaking, her voice evokes an old-time feel, while her lyrics are both strange and endearing.

Ruby draws inspiration from short-lived love affairs, imagined yearnings, betrayal. She speaks of the lonely and cynical side of heart break that no-one likes to speak of or ever thinks to write about. She captures and vocalises feelings and emotions that make her lyrics deeply relatable. Tales of hardship, woe and lost love.

Ruby and producer, Aaron Shanahan, play every instrument on her recently released debut EP, “Dearly Beloved”, which was recorded during a series of improvised, experimental recording sessions in an underground space. Every track is distinctive and darkly appealing.

Her powerful performance style has seen her featured at festivals around Australia, including the Bigsound, Groundwater Country Music Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival, the Gympie Music Muster , Little Bigsound, Dashville Skyline and The Gumball.

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