It was in the forests of South Africa that Australia-based musician and writer Ruby Gill learnt to tell stories and sing like a bird. But it is in Naarm/Melbourne where she has truly learnt to fly. With her immense voice, heavy Jaguar, heavier piano and scarily vulnerable stage presence, Ruby has appeared on festivals and stages around the world, from Oppikoppi to Woodford. Her captivating live show - full of honesty and earworms reminiscent of early Joni Mitchell or Fiona Apple - earned her the title of Emerging Artist of the Year at Port Fairy Folk Festival and support tours with the likes of Lime Cordiale, Didirri, Alexander Biggs and The Teskey Brothers.
The music speaks for itself, with her lyrics almost always appearing in quotation marks. In 2018, the Joburg-born songwriter’s debut single 'Your Mum' garnered millions of streams, rave global reviews and a full add from triple j in its first week - in the words of triple j’s Zan Rowe, “excuse me while I scrape myself off the floor.”
Ruby’s most recent single 'you should do this for a living' (featuring backing vocals from Angie McMchahon and Maple Glider) earned her the Feature Artist spot on triple j unearthed, playlisting from Spotify, Apple and Amazon and airplay from KCRW, triple j, Double J and every metro station across Australia.