Photograph courtesy of Robert Mitchell
Ruth Bell - Guitar, Keyboard & Vocals
Like many musicians, Ruth gets a buzz from an appreciative audience when she performs. Picking out melodies on the piano whilst still very young, her second love came later in the form of a guitar, and with these to hand, entertaining those around her seemed natural. By her thirties a blossoming talent for song-writing was interwoven with her growing musicianship. Combined with a passion for dance and honed through training as a movement teacher – these skills were recognised and used when Ruth joined her first dance band - ‘Andiamo’ - in the Lake District. This was followed by ‘Eggs’ which featured original material, instrumental guitar pieces and songs.
Returning to her roots in Lincolnshire, Ruth focussed on crafting her songs and weaving the lyrics through her music. Now harvesting years of musical experience, Ruth is equally comfortable backing re-imagined covers for the Lincolnshire steampunk band: ‘Capt Caleb’s Rocket Dogs’, as she is leading originals from her earlier Lincolnshire-based bands: ‘What Ruth said!’ and ‘Flaming Iris’.