31 July, 2022 - Ruby and the Groovy Doobies win YouthRock 2022!
YouthRock is an annual competition for bands who write original music. Semi-finalists are chosen from video submission and the top two bands from each semi - as judged by a panel of music and recording industry representatives - go through to the grand final. Ruby and the Groovy received a Special Finalist Award as well as the top prize! It was a fantastic event where all the young artists supported each other. Thank you YouthRock for giving young musicians such an awesome opportunity!
23 July, 2022 - Ruby plays Veronica in ABC ME series, Soundtrack to Our Teenage Zombie Apocalypse
What do you do when you get trapped in the ABC building during a zombie apocalypse? Write a song about it, of course. Four music obsessed teens are on a mission to win triple j Unearthed High – so the end of the world will have to wait. Soundtrack To Our Teenage Zombie Apocalypse is a 10×30 min ABC ME series offering action-packed, cranked-to-11, zombie-fueled fun! STOTZA starts August 15 on ABC ME and ABC iview.
4 June 2022 - Prize Winner in the Speak Up, National Singer/Song Writer Competition
Ruby received third place, an encouragement award, made friends and had a fantastic time at this inaugural event created by Rachael Berry. Renowned Music industry icons Kirk Pengilly of INXS, Tania Doko of Bachelor Girl Paul Christie of Mondo Rock and Bec Carauna of The Voice were judges at the final at Big Music, Crows Nest. The event encouraged teenagers to share their original music and shine a light on the importance of mental health and wellness for all our young Australians.