Soul Summit Presents: Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics

Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics roots are embedded in the rich sound and history of Georgia soul, beginning with the early 50’s and 60’s R&B that became so well known around the world. Having performed countless gigs since 2005, and with a slew of 45rpm singles already under their belts, the band has already contributed heavily to the steadily increasing awareness of genuine rhythm and blues music that exists today. They pack clubs and festivals with their original brand of soul, all of which is written and recorded in Atlanta. The band is super tight and Ruby's voice is magnificent!


“It’s About Time,” the full-length debut album from Atlanta’s Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, has quickly made waves around the globe since its recent September 2012 release. Billboard has recently ranked the album in the top 30 on the Heatseeker charts, a chart devoted to emerging artists. In the US, the lead off single “My Dear” was featured as iTunes’ “single of the week”, sparking a digital soul-grab of 200,000 single downloads, landing the album at #4 on the iTunes R&B charts. The same week, Jim Farber of The New York Daily News named the album in his much sought-after top ten.

Soul Summit Free Dance Party: DJs Sloppy White, Dave Mata, & Duke Grip

SOUL SUMMIT STARTED AS AN IDEA...

...in late 2009 after walking around the city and seeing numerous flyers for soul nights. An idea formed. Why not have one night with a delegate from each soul group/crew to celebrate the different types of early soul sounds currently being represented in the city? The idea sprang into action and soon we had three 'residents', Dave Mata, Duke Grip, and Sloppy White. With these three DJs at the core, we also included a rotating roster of guests each month. The original purpose was to challenge attendees with different sounds and to not have a solidified format. Most important, the night is not about the guests but above all the music. With no preference to 'rare' records but records aimed for the dance floor regardless of how rare or common. Soul Summit is not about a 'scene' or alienation. We encourage all people from walks of life to come listen and celebrate early soul music.

PREVIOUS GUEST DJs

Chairman Mao, Mr Fine Wine, Danny Akalespe, Skeme Richards, Frank Raines, E Da Boss, Danny Holloway, Natasha Diggs, Andy Noble, Brad Hales, The Southern Soul Spinners, Cyrus Dayani, King Otto, Cat Fancy, DJ Expo, Tropicaza, Meaty Ogre, Dreas, East of Edens Soul Express, Laurent Reux, Ben Pirani, Qualls, John Phillips, Risa T, Aret Sakalian, Nick Soule, Supreme Court, Steven La Groue, Mo Manley

GUEST BANDS

Fitz & the Tantrums, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears*, Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band*, DeRobert & the Half-Truths*, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, Kings Go Forth*, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound*, JD McPherson*, Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics*, The Bo-Keys*, The Right Now*, Ikebe Shakedown*, Myron & E*

* = Featured band at Soul Summit

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Soul Summit Presents: Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics with Soul Summit Free Dance Party: DJs Sloppy White, Dave Mata, & Duke Grip

Friday, April 26 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Double Door

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