Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandR&BSoul

Lead off single "My Dear" was featured as iTunes' "single of the week", sparking a digital soul-grab of 200,000 single downloads, and 1200 full album download sales, landing the album at #4 on the iTunes R&B charts. Album charted #29 on Billboard Heat Seeker Chart / Top 10 Albums in NY Daily News!

Biography

“It’s About Time,” the full-length debut album from Atlanta’s Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, has quickly made waves around the globe since its recent September 2012 release. Billboard has recently ranked the album in the top 30 on the Heatseeker charts, a chart devoted to emerging artists. In the US, the lead off single “My Dear” was featured as iTunes’ “single of the week”, sparking a digital soul-grab of 200,000 single downloads, and 1200 full album download sales, landing the album at #4 on the iTunes R&B charts. The same week, Jim Farber of The New York Daily News named the album in his much sought-after top ten. In addition, Google Play has offered“My Dear” as a free track for the month of October for all smartphone users.

In Christmas week December 2012, the single “Heartlite” was featured as the Starbucks “Pick of the Week” which garnered over 250,000 downloads and presence in all Starbucks location wi-fi pages nationwide.

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics roots are embedded in the rich sound and history of Georgia soul, beginning with the early 50’s and 60’s R&B that became so well known around the world. Having performed countless gigs since 2005, and with a slew of 45rpm singles already under their belts, the band has already contributed heavily to the steadily increasing awareness of genuine rhythm and blues music that exists today. They pack clubs and festivals with their original brand of soul, all of which is written and recorded in Atlanta.

“It’s About Time” Atlanta-based Canadian Ruby Velle channels Martha Reeves over soul tracks too punchy and too cool to be dismissed as retro.”
JIM FARBER, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

“First, good soul music is just too hard to come by. Second, it is refreshing because Ruby Velle has a timeless voice. You could listen to this voice all day and not get tired of it. More than that, you could listen to this voice and this album in 15 years and it would still sound good.”
GARY SCHWIND, CA EXAMINER

“My Dear” has the groove, the charm and the lyrics powerful enough to make you stand up and take notice. Lee Fields himself even wrote that it was “awesome” on their Facebook page and who am I to disagree?”
Examiner.com (Atlanta)

Funkalicious, UK: “Spirited singer Ruby Velle is Canadian born and of East Indian descent – her vocal qualities are direct and pure, no unnecessary athletics, just straight up soul. It’s upfront, with the 7 piece band’s backing simply yet effectively layered and displaying well executed timing.”

Discography

"It's About Time"- Full Album

Released in 2012 on Gemco Records  | #29 on Billboard HeatSeekers | #4 on Itunes R&B list | New York Daily Pick by Jim Farber