Ruth’s nu soul / jazz sound is layered with electronic influences and beats that stem from an upbringing in Bristol and captures all that’s good about the city’s celebrated and rich musical legacy. Fluctuating from dark and delicate to a strangely uplifting mood, Royall encompasses Billie Holiday, Etta James and Sade together with more recent personal obsessions like Submotion Orchestra, Zero 7, Jamie Woon and Nikka Costa.
After a few years of experimenting and developing her sound she became an established face on the Bristol music scene and has since toured Europe and the UK, play Glastonbury Festival, The Jazz Cafe, The Roundhouse, Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express and more.
Royall has attracted the attention of the likes of Mo Pleasure (Earth Wind and Fire), Ian Mathews (Kasabian) and Jeremy Vine (BBC Radio 2) while the aforementioned ‘4U’ single saw her lauded by Velvet Sheep, Bristol Live Magazine, Tap The Feed, Found Magazine and BBC Introducing West.
The soundscapes of Royall envelop you, resonating around you like a sonic hug. It’s music that holds you, mood music, music to fall in love to, music to make you forget.