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Ruby Archer is an 18 year old singer-songwriter from the NSW Central Coast. Her melodic yet intense approach to composition and performance makes Ruby a unique and exciting talent.  A multi-instrumentalist, Ruby’s musical development began in school choirs, progressed as a percussionist in ensembles and orchestras and found its rightful place as a pianist and vocalist. After being exposed to jazz and the composition side of the musical world via teacher and mentor Doran Mode, Ruby realised that songwriting is what resonates with her most.

Ruby's original compositions have been awarded prizes in the national Australian Children’s Music Foundation Songwriting Competitions (2019, 2020 and 2022), and she was invited to perform her original work at YIPA (Youth in Performing Arts) in 2021 and 2022. Ruby was runner up as a duo with Stella Hannagan in the 2019 Discovered talent competition Central Coast Council and in late 2021, Ruby was invited to participate in Kasey Chamber's inaugural Creative Music & Songwriting Day Camp at The Rabbit Hole Recording Studio. 

Ruby was the proud recipient of a 2020 Bouddi Foundation for the Arts grant and ORiGIN Music Publishing Award which allowed her to record her debut EP chamomile tea with Producers Jack Nigro and Aria Award winning Producer, Scott Horscroft (The Grove Studios) with mentoring from Philip Mortlock (ORiGIN Music). In 2021 Ruby was awarded another Bouddi Foundation for the Arts grant; Narelle Jones Memorial Award to assist with the distribution of her music. Ruby’s debut EP, chamomile tea was released February 2022.

Throughout early 2022, Ruby gradually put together a band of like-minded musicians. In July of that same year, Ruby and the Groovy Doobies won first prize in YouthRock. She also had the honour of signing with music publisher company ORiGiN Music, who are providing mentoring support as she establishes her music career. In August 2022, Ruby made her acting debut as Veronica in the 10 x 30min series Soundtrack to Our Teenage Zombie Apocalypse for ABC ME and ABC iView. 

In June 2023, Ruby won the 15 Years of triple j's Unearthed High Competition and the chance to perform with her band at Vivid Sydney. She was also selected for the 2023 triple J Unearthed High Yearbook. In July 2023, Ruby was featured in the half hour documentary Music Central about the power of music to create connection and healing on the NSW Central Coast. It broadcast on ABC Compass July 23 and is now available via iView. On August 12 of the same year, Ruby and her band performed in front of thousands of Matildas fans at the FIFA Fan Festival before the FIFA World Cup quarter finals. September 21, Ruby was announced winner of the Australian Music Association Awards, Youth Category for her single New Dream. 

Ruby received a grant from Create NSW and has been recording her debut album throughout 2022 and 2023 with Producer Jack Nigro (The Grove Studios and Sonora Studios) and Joshua Craig (DROP.) Oh So Tender showcases Ruby's diverse songwriting abilities and was released November 2023 with live performances at the inaugural Tubular Music Festival.
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