Stax-style Southern soul.Positively uplifting
& Original 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 contemporary sheen.
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 completely 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.
The group has shared bills with megastars and indie press darlings alike, including The Temptations, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Iggy Pop, Erykah Badu, Goodie Mob, Gary Clark Jr., Animal Collective, Feist, Bush, The Wailers, Dumpstaphunk, Bombino, Peaches, The Internet and Kendrick Lamar.
The most recent release "Broken Woman" is available for streaming online now.
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The Bitter Southerner exclusively premieres Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics' second single, Call Out My Name, from their sophomore album, State Of All Things.
Libro Musica reviews 'State of All Things' stating, "It is amazing how so much sound – meaningful sound – can fit into a single album. Atlanta is blessed to have Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, and the rest of the world is fortunate to be able to hear the music that they put out.
Ruby and the band join ATL's one and only Lois Reitzes on WABE Atlanta's Local NPR Station (90.1)
Meet ATL's Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics
Check out the 'State of All Things' album review from Creative Loafing. They state, "Every one of the album’s tight, taut songs are enhanced by intricately arranged horns, keys, strings, and Velle’s tough/tender vocals."
Libro Musica checks in with Ruby Velle after Stax 60th Anniversary Fundraiser Show. Check out the full article here.
PBS Presents : Music Voyager host Tacuma Bradley explores Atlanta's music, nightlife, art and dining offerings in this fun travel series.
Libro Musica sits down with Ruby Velle to talk love songs and break up songs. Libero Music states, "Ruby Velle delivers a profoundly meaningful message to the deep recesses of your soul." Check out the entire interview here.
Read Immersive Atlanta's Review of newest RV&S Single "Broken Woman"
Connect Savannah interviews Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics
The Bitter Southerner: "Ain't Nothing If It Don't Feel Good,"