Ruby Summer

Ruby Summer

 Carlsbad, California, USA
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Ruby Summer is a salty, beach-pop band bursting with sweet, sweet harmonies.

Biography

According to Ruby, Summer will always be the yin to her yang. Although the two sisters differ in many ways, there is no denying the harmony they create whenever they open up their hearts and sing. Together, they form Ruby Summer, a salty, beach-pop band bursting with sweet, sweet harmonies.

Ever since Ruby and Summer Spiro can remember, their Southern California home has been filled with music and musicians. This makes sense since both their mother and father are singers, songwriters, musicians, and producers. Summer and Ruby credit their parents, Leslie and Mark, as being their greatest artistic influences. “Our mom was in a band with her sister, Kelly [Bulkin], and their music is incredibly inspirational to us.” “And our father is a brilliant artist and songwriter; he has taught us so much about songwriting, about being honest and truthful in our songs and in our life.”

For years, Ruby and Summer’s dad recorded the girls singing separately in the small recording studio in their garage—a space Summer and Ruby endearingly call the “Little Glitter Box.” But it wasn’t until 2004, after hearing their voices mixed together on a song their dad had recorded, did the two sisters decide to pool their talents and form a band. “When we heard our voices blended and harmonized, it was so cool to us; it just felt right and natural.”

As for songwriting, the girls differ in their approach. Ruby likes to write about real people and actual events in her life. This can be felt clearly in “Breathe,” a slow, thoughtful song about taking a moment to breathe so you don’t lose all control. Summer enjoys writing about fantasy worlds she’d like to live in. For instance, in the upbeat, sun-splashed song “Mermaids and Poets” she sings: “I want to live my life with mermaids and poets/the ones who fly and fall from the stars/‘cause love comes to the people who show it/home is right wherever we are.” It’s within these songs that Ruby and Summer combine their personalities to create music that is both genuine and poetic.

Since Ruby Summer formed in 2004, the girls have shared the stage with large pop acts such as Honor Society and Mitchell Musso. They have also had two songs featured on the soundtrack of the Disney movie Tinker Bell (2008). And on September 3, 2010, the duo signed their first exclusive recording deal with Seany Records. The label hopes to expose the world to the fresh and heartfelt music of Ruby Summer. It’s time to open the Little Glitter Box and let these stars out.

Highlights
•Jun. 2012- Ruby Summer performs for thousands at the 42nd Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration.
•Mar. 2012- Ruby Summer joins Lollipop Theater’s Rhythm of Hope program, bringing live music to hospitalized youth.
•Feb. 2012- RADD and Grey Goose Vodka feature Ruby Summer’s “French Kisses” in promo video of pre-Oscar parties.
•Nov. 2011- Ruby Summer single “French Kisses” wins 2011 HMMA Award for Best Pop Song.
•Jun. 2011- Ruby Summer is named spokesperson for RADD-the Entertainment Industry’s Voice for Road Safety- joining the likes of Aerosmith, Black Eyed Peas, and Justin Timberlake.
•Mar. 2011- Ruby Summer releases first single, “French Kisses”.
•California High School Tour 2011- seven-week run playing to over 10,000 fans a week.
•Appearances include Beta Records TV; Cambio; Good Morning Kern County; Sacramento & Company; Mother Lode Fair; Sunset Junction; The Grammy Museum; House of Blues, Las Vegas and San Diego; Temecula Wine & Balloon Festival; Temecula Valley Film & Music Festival; Ventura County Fair; and San Diego County Fair

Lyrics

Mermaids & Poets

Written By: Ruby Summer

Good morning world it's nice to wake up too
another beautiful blue- skied day
the boys are still asleep in their drug rugs
we played our music way to late

I'm gonna run down and jump in the ocean
I love the feel of the salt on my skin
and we've been living in this house all summer
loved every minute since I washed in

Boys ba ba boys give me a down beat
Girls ga ga girls stomp your bare feet
we we we can make the earth spin
round and round and round

I wanna live my life with mermaids and poets
the ones who fly and fall from the stars
cause love comes to the people who show it
home is right wherever we are
Live my life with mermaids and poets
sing to sailors and dance on the sea
cause love comes to the people who show it
wherever they are that's where I'll be
la da da da da da da da

Lets get everyone down for a sand dance
paint our names on the concrete wall
take in the sunset up on the roof top
and fall asleep in each others arms

and in the morning we'll jump in the ocean
I love the feel of the salt on my skin
and we've been living in this house all summer
loved every minute since I washed in

Boys ba ba boys give me a down beat
Girls ga ga girls stomp your bare feet
we we we can make the earth spin
round and round and round

I wanna live my life with mermaids and poets
the ones who fly and fall from the stars
cause love comes to the people who show it
home is right wherever we are
Live my life with mermaids and poets
sing to sailors and dance on the sea
cause love comes to the people who show it
wherever they are thats where I'll be
la da da da da da da da

I feel the sun go down around me
the stars light up inside of me
and everything is I see surrounds me
I'v never felt so alive

Chorus

24 hours of living for the moment
trying to find the best of me
together with my mermaids and poets

Chorus

French Kisses

Written By: Ruby Summer

Dance in the streets of paris France
down the Champs-Elysees
lay by the sea in Monaco
or sail to St.Tropez
Kiss me good like a french boy should
we put on quite the show
tonight I feel like I knew I would
just like Brigitte Bardot

All I want is your French Kiss your French Kisses

Coca-Lite and a cigarette Embrasse-moi sous la lune
you buttoned up my sweater sunrise coming soon
a perfect night is passing by but this kiss will always last
baby don't forget our days of splendor in the grass

All I want is your French Kiss your French Kisses

Baby all I want is your French Kisses
to follow me to California
I don't know what kind of heaven this is
honey I just gotta warn you

Cause I love I love I love I love
you French Kissing me

We walked all night along Le Seine
back to my hotel I don't wanna leave your eyes
your lips your touch your smell
so baby lets just turn around and drive to your Chateau
I'll dace with you in ballet shoes
just like Brigitte Bardot

All I want is your French Kiss your French Kisses

Baby all I want is your French Kisses
to follow me to California
I don't know what kind of heaven this is
honey I just gotta warn you

Cause I love I love I love I love
you French Kissing me

Don't wanna leave you baby don't wanna go
just wanna lie here in Parisian afterglow
I wanna hold you baby dream the day away
Je t' aime bebe, J'aime mon garçon francais

Tout ce que je veux, c'est ton baiser francias

Dance in the street of Paris, France
down the Champs-Elysees
I'll take a cab to Charles de gaulle
cry home on the plane
you kiss me good like a french boy should
now we say good-bye but I'll be back again next year
and then I'll make you mine

All I want is your French Kiss your French Kisses

Chorus

Breathe

Written By: Ruby Summer

So sick of broken wings
taking down pictures of everything
time fly's take it slow
I wanna kick out every window
so I

Breathe in, then I breathe out
breathe in, stop and close my eyes
and slowly breathe out

So sick of you know who
wearing heals to hide the blues
from all the pain you put me through
I cover my eyes so I don't see you
so I

Breathe in, then I breathe out
breathe in, stop and close my eyes
and slowly breathe out

so tired of the fighting the whispers and backbiting
i'm invisible with no one around me
can't move the constellation control the situation
I'm invisible and learning to let it go

So sick but cooling down
I drank the water but I didn't drown
I swam far so far away
I dove so deep that i lost my way
So I

Breathe in, then I breathe out
breathe in, stop and close my eyes
and slowly breathe out

Midnight Queens

Written By: Ruby Summer

Tonight I'll dance you out of my system
Kiss you off with my lips
Run you off of my planet
and shake you off of my hips

weed you out of my roses
dust you off of my shelf
sleep you out of my bedroom
and keep me all to myself

cause me and my girls wanna blow off
just a little steam to the music to the DJ
I got to dream a better dream
and we wanna sing and laugh right out loud

Feel the rhythm feel the magic
feel the record spinning round

I gotta go dancing with my Midnight Queens
and I gotta get away from you your breaking my dreams
I cant feel what I wanna feel everything's feeling so wrong
cause my world is changing gotta get back where I belong

No shoes on the dance floor it's just girls under the stars
Cause we got the love tonight no boys breaking our hearts
hair down spinning around with sparkles in our eyes
this feels like freedom baby dancing in the moonlight

I'm gonna take the night to forget you
take the day to sleep in
catch the moon in my pocket
and you can stay where you've been
for once your not in my eye sight trying to steal my fun
and I can flow with the disco without being under your thumb

cause me and my girls wanna blow off
just a little steam to the music to the DJ
got to dream a better dream

and were gonna shake our worries off tonight
let the beat move through your body
let your love a beauty come to life

I gotta go dancing with my Midnight Queens
and I gotta get away from you your breaking my dreams
I can't feel what I wanna feel everything's feeling so wrong
cause my world is changing gotta get back where I belong

No shoes on the dance floor it's just girls under the stars
Cause we got the love tonight no boys breaking our hearts
hair down spinning around with sparkles in our eyes
this feels like freedom baby dancing in the moonlight

I don't wanna be another long forgotten toy
one that you like to wind up to listen to all of your noise
I don't wanna be another puppet hung on a string
like all the little girls that worship you oh baby that's just not my thing
no

Chorus

Discography

French Kisses - Single
Mermaids & Poets - Single
Mermaids & Poets EP (Fall 2012)

Music availabile for streaming at http://www.myspace.com/rubysummer