Perth born singer-pianist Ruby Miguel started her career at just 16 years old with a 2 year residency at Perths famous C-Restaurant, performing 4 shows per week. So much has happened since then, including international concerts and crafting her new sound during a six year stint in Melbourne’s music scene. Ruby is perfect for a canapés set at your wedding, a Sunday session / afternoon gig at a winery, or to welcome your guests at your next corporate event.
Ruby completed her Bachelor of Music degree from the Australian Institute of Music and throughout her time performed with Wilbur Wilde, Lior, Josh Kyle, Jade McCrae and the Hey Hey It’s Saturday House Band. Now back in her hometown of Perth, Ruby has begun building her musical presence around the Perth scene under her artist name Villah. After releasing her single ‘Hey Henry’ in June comes a follow up single ‘Too Soon’ in October and an EP in 2021.
“Villah” is the second original music project from this driven and skilled vocalist, synth and piano player. In the last year, she moved to the UK to experiment with new sounds and develop her musical style. She found herself setting up in the beachside town of Brighton and collaborating with producer Luke May from South Lanes Studios. With themes of wanderlust, mental health and self love weaving their way through classic Rhodes sounds, wide reverb and thick harmonies, Villah’s music has been likened to London Grammar with a hint of Fiona Apple and touch of Elder Island.
With a diverse repertoire of classics, noughties and top 50 means she can easily cater to a wide range of tastes by performing crowd favourites or easily blending into the background to create atmosphere. She has a way of taking a full band song and transferring it into a beautiful piano and vocal arrangement. Ruby engages audiences with her soft and controlled yet funky vocal performance accompanied by her synth and piano chops. She is an experienced and seasoned performer whose captivating live performances are an asset to the dedication to her craft.