MUSIC MATTERS- Powerhouse Ruth Kelly is one to watch - The Coventry Observer

MUSIC MATTERS- Powerhouse Ruth Kelly is one to watch

Coventry Editorial 15th Feb, 2024   0

COVENTRY Music Museum curator Pete Chambers BEM writes for the Observer. 

IT is with great excitement that I reveal the name of the latest Artist of The Month at the Music Museum – the one and only Ruth Kelly.

Powerhouse singer songwriter Ruth is one of Coventry’s hardest working performers.

She was born in the Stoke area of Coventry in 1988, moved to Scarborough and headed back to Coventry two years ago to progress further with music after having so much support from BBC CWR.

She began singing at the age of nine in a local choir and holiday parks.

Ruth is now currently performing at venues all across the UK – both solo and with piano player Mark Russell. She has performed for the BBC on the ‘introducing stage’ at ‘The Big Feastival’ in addition to CWR’s stage at ‘Godiva Festival’.

Recently, she has been picked as a finalist in for a new incredible adventure with the ‘Love and Madness’ record label in Coventry.

Last year, Ruth won the Newcomer Excellence in Music Award at the CGT Awards. With this award being Croydon based, it is testament to her talent that her success goes way beyond the Midlands area.

The level of this event was evident by the presenters Kaz Crossley and Richard Blackwood.

So save the date – midday next Saturday, February 24 – where I get the chance to interview this fascinating artist and a chance to hear that amazing voice.

Normal museum admission fees apply.


Local music legend ‘Dill’ (or DaffoDill) is without doubt the most prolific song-maker ever to come out of the city and probably the UK.

Known for fronting iconic bands Gods Toys and ‘i’, he returned a few years ago to the music scene and has never looked back.

He recently located to the British seaside, but still makes regular trips to Coventry to record at Push Studio.

He has recorded and released (wait for it) 143 solo albums and is releasing his final Push album next Wednesday.

Dill said: “I am living the life of Riley at the seaside. At the moment, this next album will be my final one recorded in Coventry and I will continue to work on material in my new home.

“I’ve recently been using AI for my music and lyrics, it really is a wonderful thing and I’ve enjoyed learning and using it very much.”

Visit Dill’s Bandcamp link at for more.


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