Jul 19, 2021
Thank you so much for joining me in this episode of my podcast,
"Success Beyond The Score". In part 2 of my interview with Ruby
Turner MBE, Ruby gives her experiences with lockdown & COVID-19 on
her music career, dealing with bereavement, racism, retirement,
health and the menopause on the road, and her tips for developing a
full time music career.
2:27 The impact of lockdown
4:54 Ruby's 20th album. Recording at home?
7:12 Family situation during the pandemic
14:22 Racism (in regards of George Floyd)
19:51 Thoughts on retirement and taking it easy
25:48 Health challenges on the road
28:52 Menopause and the stage
38:23 Tips for full time career in music
45:35 Where can you find Ruby on the internet?
Who is Ruby Turner?
With a music career spanning more than 30 years, Ruby Turner’s song “It’s Gonna Be Alright’ broke through by hitting number 1 on the US R&B Chart in 1990. What’s amazing about this is that it is rare for a British-Jamaican R&B, Soul and Gospel singer-songwriter. Ruby’s 17 albums and singles are best known in Europe and North America. She’s a session vocalist for Bryan Ferry, UB40, Steel Pulse, Jools Holland and Mick Jagger. She has written songs for Lulu, Yazz and Maxi Priest. Ruby is also an actress and her acting career spans Theatre, Films, TV Soaps, Documentaries, even BBC Music Judge for televised Choir competitions.
Ruby awards include an MBE (Member of the British Empire) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to music.
This interview was recorded through Zoom due to COVID-19 lockdown still easing, so you might perceive a slight change of audio quality between the introduction and the show. But don't worry because the content is stella!
Let's pick up where we left of with Ruby Turner.
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