RIC NEALE is a piano based singer-songwriter that brings to mind peak period Elton John or Billy Joel. RUBY MACINTOSH is a vivacious singer-songwriter inspired by pop music of the 50s and 60s. Ric and Ruby will do a set each with a short interval and will perform together at points throughout the night.
Ric Neale is a musician and songwriter. As well as releasing work as a solo artist (notably 2015’s “All That Counts”, 2016’s “Pencil” and 2017’s “Ric Neale Does Pet Sounds” and 2018’s LULLABIES FOR PARENTS, all of which were live piano and vocal records) with which he has toured extensively, he has also written music for other artistic projects. Ric worked as Songwriter, Musical Director and performer in the sell out show “Dancing Bear” with Jamie Fletcher and Company that toured The West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds and The Palace Theatre in Manchester and, with his band The Housekeeping Society, wrote and performed in the show “Dancing With The Orange Dog” which toured nationally. They also created the piece “45RPM” for the art exhibition “Thud, Crackle, Pop” in partnership with visual artist Pete McKee which was shown all over the country and featured at the prestigious Festival No.6. Ric was commissioned along with spoken word artist Rob Reed to create the theatre piece “Never Worn” for Wakefield Literature Festival in 2017. Two songs Ric co-wrote got into the top ten of the UK Songwriting Contest in 2013 and he was invited to write a segment in Andrew Dubber’s book “The 360 Degree Deal”. He has recently been touring the UK performing all of the Beach Boys album Pet Sounds to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Ruby Macintosh is a retro pop siren with an air of nostalgia, captivating audiences up and down the country with her old school glamour and down to earth humour.
Ruby studied at LIPA where she sang for Sir Paul McCartney, supported the Kooks at a secret gig and played at the Cavern for the prestigious Sound City festival in Liverpool. Since leaving university she has performed all over the country, from Catterick’s Help for Heroes party to London’s Vintage fashion fair. She is now working as a full time musician to promote her original music with the help of the Princes Trust.
Since gaining support from the Princes Trust she has performed for HRH Prince Charles and recorded a self-titled debut album of original material. You can find the album on iTunes, on her website, at The Princes Trust Tomorrow Store in London and at her local record shop Wah Wah Records. The album has been featured on BBC Introducing Leeds with Alan Raw playing her original material, Ridings Fm as well as a few local internet radio stations.
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This performance is in partnership with Seaglass Collective and forms part of a larger project which is supported by Arts Council England, One Adoption, Barnardo’s and Headingley Heart.