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Ruby and The Night Hawks

by James Ryan

Ruby and The Night Hawks

Ruby and The Night Hawks

Ruby and The Night Hawks are a rock band formed by Ruby Spilsbury in late 2009. The band is from Cork City. Playing an eclectic mix of original music from R&B to Rock and carrying influences with too much variation to mention, they are suited to many musical tastes.

Piano/Vocals/Writer: Ruby Spilsbury

Lead Guitar: David O' Callaghan

Bass/Vocals: Ivan Nagib

Drums & Percussion: James Ryan

Ruby Spilsbury is the heart and soul behind Ruby and The Night Hawks. The Cork City-based singer, songwriter and pianist hosts and eclectic mix of influences as diverse as Jim Steinman, Bonnie Tyler and Pink, with a mix of R&B shining through in the music.

Coming from a musical backround, Ruby began playing piano at 14. She quickly showcased her talents by winning the Cork Teen Idol contest in 2006.

Since then, she has not looked back. Today, Ruby continues to work hard with her newly formed band 'The Night Hawks' which has commenced a new, fresh and ultimately full writing perspective which without a doubt will see the group take a musical journey with an exciting future for both Ruby and her new-found acquaintances.

An extensive catalog of original songs is regularly highlighted along with her full band in the live setting, and radio appearances not only on Cork local radio stations but on the airwaves on both a national and international level have earned Ruby a well deserved reputable name.

The rock fueled tracks such as 'The Music Box' and the brand new creation of 'Get Me' allow us to understand just how much power and emotion can be captured in a song. As a contrast in terms of power and rock n' rolling, the R&B elements can be both felt and heard in ''Have I Ever Seen You'' and ''Born A Metaphor'' which bring more variety when performing in the live setting.

In addition Ruby's talents have become in-demand as a collaborator in the Cork City music scene, with local acts regularly seeking her in-put in shaping their music.

Ruby is back in her home recording studio at present, working with her newly formed and completed band to take this young talent to the next level. This can only lead to an expectation of good things for the coming year.

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