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PBS PRESENTS

MUSIC VOYAGER "ATLANTA" 

Music Voyager "Atlanta" premiered in the U.S. on June 12th on the television station GPB (Georgia Public Broadcasting). The Atlanta episode, hosted by Tacuma Bradley, is full of the culture & spirit of the largest city in the South: Follow Ruby as she shines the light on businesses, restaurants, incubators & makers that she admires. Watch the Soulphonics record in their home base of Diamond Street Studios and  play a live set at Woodruff Park.  Catch up with rapper and activist Killer Mike and view the Oakland Cemetery with Kristian & Brandon Bush. More info on the world premiere through PBS soon! 

 

RUBY VELLE & THE SOULPHONICS

Deep, raw funk. Stax-style Southern soul. Uplifting Motown-channeling anthems. Atlanta’s Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics are the heirs to the thrones of the old-school masters. But they’re much more than just a group of revivalists trying to create a period piece. Powerhouse singer Velle and her band will settle for nothing less than bringing these classic sounds glimmering into the now with a fresh new modern sheen.

 

Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics have made a name for themselves captivating audiences with their stirring live performances. They’re a world-class modern soul revue topped off with the cherry of Velle’s sultry voice, as she deftly toggles between sweetly crooned R&B tunes and expertly belted barn-burning get-downs that can instantly jolt a roomful of wallflowers into a wild dance party.

It’s this inviting and accessible bravado that has scored the band critical acclaim from outlets such as The New York Daily News, MTV, Paste and more. And in addition to their critical success, at a time when record sales are at an all-time industry low, the independent, DIY-minded Velle and the Soulphonics sold a quarter-million downloads of their single “My Dear” on iTunes, landing them in the top 30 on Billboard’s Heatseeker charts and at a stunning #4 on the iTunes R&B charts when their debut album It’s About Time was released in 2012. 

Read more of the bio here. 

drums :: Mark Carbone

guitar, songwriter, co-producer :: Scott Clayton  

trumpet and songwriter :: Jason Collier 

keyboards,  songwriter, engineer, co-producer :: Spencer Garn 

tenor sax :: Taylor Kennedy

bass :: Kevin Scott  

baritone sax :: Tony Staffiero 

vocals, songwriter, co-producer :: Ruby Velle    

 
 
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RV & S :: Tour DATES

 

NEWS & UPDATES

GET THE SINGLE By RV &S: "TRIED ON A SMILE" WRITTEN BY JASON COLLIER on iTUNES

Ruby Velle discusses her tour essentials in paste magazine feature  

Photo and art direction by : Alex Morgan | mrminddesign.com

Photo and art direction by : Alex Morgan | mrminddesign.com

 

Read  "Ain't Nothing If It Don't Feel Good," the long read on RV &S in the Bitter Southerner 

 

RV & S VIDEOS

 NPR Tiny Desk Contest Entry | Atlanta, GA

Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics Tiny Desk Concerts contest 2014 "It's About Time" from the album It's About Time facebook.com/Soulphonics twitter.com/thesoulphonics Musicians: Scott Clayton (guitar) Ruby Velle (vocals) Spencer Garn (piano) Kevin Scott (bass), Jason Collier (trumpet), Mark Carbone (drums) Produced by Steve Albertson & Steve LaBate of Baby Robot Media Recorded at Diamond Street Studios ATL facebook.com/DiamondStreetStudio Engineered and Mixed by Ian McDonald and Spencer Garn Make-up by Becca Bussert Ruby's wardrobe provided by Rosa Turner/Factory Girls Atl

Manager: Kristin Juel  |   Kristin@JuelConcepts.com  |  m: 917.294.9884

PBS MUSIC VOYAGER EPISODE: ATLANTA, GA

Music Voyager host Tacuma Bradley explores Atlanta's music, nightlife, art and dining offerings in this fun travel series. The Music Voyager Atlanta episode features Killer Mike, The Bush Brothers, Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics and more.

"SOUL OF THE EARTH" LIVE SXSW SHOWCASE 

Filmed by Noah Culver | Makeup by Renitra Canty | Ruby's wardrobe by Bill Hallman 

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Its About Time

by Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics

Buy on iTunes  | Stream on Spotify 

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

ALL THINGS RUBY VELLE & THE SOULPHONICS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

INSTAGRAM

TWITTER & FACEBOOK 

Looking for some music for your 4th of July BBQ? Look no further that the Apple Music's BBQ Soul Playlist! It features our tune, “It’s About Time” as well as a ton of other great songs and artists! Happy 4th!

Posted by Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics on Thursday, July 2, 2015

New single from Atlanta's Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics"Tried on a Smile" is a mighty fine song so give it a listen.http://www.examiner.com/article/ruby-velle-the-soulphonics-put-a-smile-on-listener-s-faces

Posted by Atlanta Music Examiner on Sunday, June 21, 2015

Adron & Ruby hangout! These soulful women wanted to send some Atlanta style love with Ben E. Kings' song "Stand by Me"....

Posted by Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics on Tuesday, May 26, 2015