Muchas gracias for visiting my website. I might be new to this solo artist world however, as my journey continues, why not join me? Send me a message and join the mailing list so I can tell you all about the next destination. Exciting times ahead, that's for sure!
Made in Barcelona, living in Sheffield. Self taught guitarist and bass player, classically trained in Pianoforte and Violoncello, I decided to learn to record and write music whilst in Lockdown 1. I did it for fun and to stop myself going mad, as I couldn't get anybody to sing I ended up doing that too. There's a first time for everything, right?
With much support and encouragement from friends, I decided to put my recordings out. I'm three singles in so far, with a new one out very soon. All were received well, especially Please, Baby Please which has gained quite a lot of positive press at home in the UK and internationally. My music has been played on Radio Stations all around the planet, from the BBC Introducing MixTape on 6Music, National Radio in Spain (Disco Grande) to Australia and American College Radio as well as loads of UK Stations. It's been an awesome experience, very humbling and has kept me sane-ish in these crazy times!
Tom Robinson (6Music, FreshOnTheNet, BBC Introducing) 'Ruiz has motoring energy and laconic vocals.'
Crispin Hunt: (Longpigs; British Academy of Songwriters) ’These recordings are great! Hints of The The in there…’ John Perry: (NME, The Guardian, Uncut, Loaded) ‘…that Killing Joke, Psychedelic Furs, NIN, early Sisters/late Depeche Mode thing it’s got going on. It’s a really distinctive sound I haven’t heard anywhere else!’ Philip Oakey (The Human League and splendid chap): ‘Really good stuff!’ Arlo: (Pint-Sized Punk Zine) ‘He sent us some stuff to listen to and it’s actually really good!’
Did I mention the last single made it onto the BBc Introducing Mixtape and was played on BBC 6Music?!! Release day was 4th of March 2022 (5 Seconds). Next single in June, and album to follow soon. Come follow me to keep in the loop.
In 2021 Blue Mediterranean came out, also on Only Fruit Recordings. This was followed on July the 2nd by my first album. It is called Mind Games and is now available via this website, as well as all good online outlets. Make sure to watch my videos, add me to your playlists, and please send me a message so I can let you know all my news. Stay safe.