Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics
“It’s About Time,” the full-length debut album from Atlanta’s Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, has quickly made waves around the globe since its recent September 2012 release. Billboard recently ranked the album in the top 30 on its emerging-artists Heatseeker charts, a chart devoted to emerging artists, and leadoff single “My Dear” was iTunes’ Single of the Week. Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics' roots are embedded in the rich sound and history of Georgia soul, beginning with the early 1950s and 1960s R&B that became so well known around the world. Having performed countless gigs since 2005, and with a slew of 45rpm singles already under their belts, the band has already contributed heavily to the steadily increasing awareness of genuine rhythm and blues music that exists today. They pack clubs and festivals with their original brand of soul, all of which is written and recorded in Atlanta. Over the last year, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics have been taking it worldwide, and we're excited to welcome them for their Ark debut.