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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.
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 Erykah Badu, The XX, Goodie Mob, Gary Clark Jr., Animal Collective, Feist, Bush, The Wailers, Dumpstaphunk, Lee Fields, Bombino and Kendrick Lamar.

After an explosive set opening for Motown’s legendary “The Temptations,” the band looks towards the release of their sophomore album “State of All Things.” In addition they will
close out the year by releasing several singles. 

Read more of the bio here. 

 
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RV & S :: Tour DATES

 

NEWS & UPDATES

 

 

THIS YEAR RV & S WERE HONORED TO OPEN FOR MOTOWN'S LEGENDARY "THE TEMPTATIONS," & WOULD LIKE TO THANK THEM, AS WELL AS RCS PRODUCTIONS, SWEETLAND AMPI -THEATER AND THE FANS FOR LISTENING AND ENJOYING THE MUSIC ALONG SIDE NOTABLE CLASSICS THAT NIGHT.  

MEET ATLANTA'S RUBY VELLE & The Soulphonics  

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#CHOOSEATL rocked out sxsw 2016 and we supported the movement as official performers of #chooseatlsxsw!

WORKFORTUNE FEATURES "IT'S ABOUT TIME" ON YOUTUBE TO 500K+ VIEWERS

THE BITTER SOUTHERNER LONG READ OUT NOW: "Ain't Nothing If It Don't Feel Good," 

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 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

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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 

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