Monday, 22 December 2008

Merry Christmas From Ruby Blue!

The good news is Yes! Father Christmas does exist and Yes! he is a big RUBY BLUE fan as you can see from this photo when we caught up with him preparing for his busiest day of the year.

More good news is that Radio Wave's Andy Mitchell - pictured here with Blackpool South Rotarian and all-round Darling Elaine Fossett (she's also Aled Jones' mother in law by the way...) - will be playing a track from the Ruby Blue - Just For You CD on his special show on Christmas Day morning from 6 to 10am.

So make sure you tune in to that on 96.5FM - you can also listen online at so there's no reason for anybody to miss it.

Happy Christmas from all at RUBY BLUE.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Free CDs for Ex Servicemens Charities!

The CD was recorded back in October when Vicky Ross (right of CD sleeve / left on photo below) was still with the band and presented to the Royal Marines Association at a special photo shoot at the Carousel Hotel in Blackpool. These photos were then used in the media to support the highly popular "Shoeboxes For The Troops" appeal and Ruby Blue made the front page of the Blackpool Gazette!

The good news is that a limited quantity of these CDs is also being made available to any Ex Servicemens' Charity that wishes to use them as a fund raising measure - preferably as an auction item at a large event.
If any fundraiser from a recognised ex-servicemens' charity would like to receive a free copy of the special limited edition CD, please e-mail


Blackpool based good causes record label TTN Records (Through the Net), have just sent off their 3rd annual Christmas CD for the troops which should arrive in the various deployment zones in time for the festive period. This year, following a chance remark by the Red Arrows at last year’s presentation, Blackpool female vocal band Ruby Blue were persuaded to donate tracks for the CD.

Copies of “Just for You” specially recorded for all the troops by Ruby Blue have been sent to the numerous BFBS stations around the whole world so that everybody stationed in the UK and abroad this Christmas can enjoy these songs, be they servicemen and women/their families, civilian support workers or local staff, etc. (If you think we’ve left anyone out please get in touch.)

Copies of the CD have been sent to BFBS UK, Chalfont St Peter – plus :
BFBS Cyprus, BFBS Falkland Islands, BFBS Germany, BFBS Gibraltar, BFBS Radio Middle East, BFBS Gurkha Radio, BFBS Canada, BFBS Brunei, BFBS Belize

Anybody with access to BFBS Radio across the world is urged to request a Ruby Blue song, with a choice from:

We Want The Same Thing
So What?
I Kissed A Girl
Show Me Heaven
Together Again
I Will Follow Him
Sisters (Are Doing It)
Without You
River Deep Mountain High

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Girls' Night Out A Great Success!

The Girls' Night Out held in aid of Breast Cancer Research was a tremendous success with over £150 being raised for the charity and the numerous local independent traders gaining some great exposure.
Ruby Blue gave a great performance and, midway through the second set, unveiled their brand new line up, introducing Amanda and Abigail to the delight of the audience.
There was also some great dancing by the Revolution Dance crowd, led by teacher Bev (the Jive Diva) who brought her group along to demonstrate how much fun modern jive can be.
In the picture you can see (L to R)Lisamarie and Olivia, organiser Janet Lancaster from OOh La La Fashion Accessories, Jive Diva Bev, Amanda and Abigail.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Next Appearance - The Edge Poulton, supporting Breast Cancer Charity

Ruby Blue's next public appearance will be on Tuesday 2nd December when they will be supporting a "Girls Night Out/In " at The Edge in Poulton le Fylde near Blackpool.
It is a charity evening where local shops and businesses will be having their goods on display to give you ideas for some nice Christmas presents.
Admission to the evening is free but there will be adoor collection and raffle in aid the Breast Cancer Campaign.
Doors open at 7pm for viewing and shopping and the girls will be singing later on in the evening.

Launch Night Party - Here's What You Missed!

In case you weren't at the launch party, here's a brief taste of what you missed out on...

The other acts on the bill were Lucy Coffey a young vocalist from Kirkham near Blackpool and Andy Severyn - a guitar/vocalist from St Annes on Sea.

We were lucky to have some dancers from Revolution Dance to add to the colour of the event and Claire and Rick were a great advert for their dance classes. Special guest entertainer local magician Johnny Hardy did a good job during the interval keeping everybody entertained with close up table magic.

Revolution Dance offer classes at various venues - they are great fun and the routines are easy to pick up so do check out their website for details.

Launch Party Night At Carousel Hotel Blackpool

Ruby Blue held a special launch night party on 19th November in Blackpool where they presented their live set to packed house. They decided to make the evening a benefit night for the "Help for Heroes" charity. Here are Lisamarie and Olivia with Arthur Roe from H for H.
The evening was supported by local cadets from Wingate Company of the Lancashire Army Cadet Force who collected donations, sold raffle tickets and welcomed guests upon arrival. Their help was invaluable towards making the evening the great success that it was.