Singer tugs heart-strings on new single

Ruth Roubelle
Ruth Roubelle

Singer/songwriter Ruth Roubelle has launched her new single, which she has self-financed from her full-time job as a dancer.

Her release Baby You is a message to her last love about how she felt when they broke up and what she wanted from the relationship.

Ruth said: “He let me go without a fight and it broke my heart. But now I’m moving on...

“Writing lyrics soothes me and makes me feel better about the situation.”

Most of her lyric writing is about love and the heartbreak it can cause, but she feels that love can also bring a lot of happiness.

Ruth, who lives in Inkersall, has released Baby You on iTunes. accompanied by a video which is available to watch on YouTube.

Blues is her passion but she also embraces a range of music from old skool hip hop to classic rock.

Her influences range from the Sixties sound of Otis Redding to modern-day Lana Del Ray.

She writes all her songs and has lately collaborated with Rupert Stone, Dan Brudanski from The Good Rebels and Tom Robotham on new projects.

All her music and videos have been produced at Digital Image Studios by Glenn Boulton, who has worked with singers such as Tom Bleasby and Chelsea Redfearn who appeared on the X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent contender Hope Murphy.

The mum of two tries to gig as much as she can fit in around her busy schedule. Her favourite pubs to sing in are The Horse and Jockey in Unstone and the White Swan, Dronfield.

Ruth’s next big gig will be at Sheffield’s Tramlines festival when she performs at Beg, Borrow & Steal on July 23 at 3.30pm. She will sing all the songs from her new EP and some new material.

She would eventually like to move closer to the city lights of London where she believes her music will be heard and where she will be closer to family and friends.

Ruth said: “Being an unsigned artist can prove to be quite difficult without a label. My biggest goal now is to gain investment into my music from potential investors or labels who can see my strengths and work with me.”

Thirty-something Ruth was raised in Manchester. While she was growing up, she competed in talent shows which was where her love of music was born.