She’s talented, she’s ambitious, she’s incredibly real, and she’s a little cheeky. Based between London and LA, Irish born artist RuthAnne (aka ROOTY!) draws on the distinctive energy of those cities to create a dynamic, soulful blend of pop with a rich vocal like no other. Coming from a musical family and drawing on a deep love of funk, soul, blues, hip hop, R&B and electro to pop, she has eclectic taste from an unwavering love of classic auteurs like Aretha Franklin and Jeff Buckley, to 90s R&B trailblazers Lauryn Hill, Destinys Child, Janet Jackson, to Radiohead, Daft Punk and Drake.
The unstoppable singer/songwriter has an impressive list of songwriting credits behind her, including Jojo's hit single “Too Little Too Late” which she co-wrote with Billy Steinberg & Josh Alexander. In 2007 the song skyrocketed to number 3 on the US Billboard hot 100 chart in just one week breaking previous chart records and selling over a million units. This was shortly followed by another radio smash that she co-wrote with the same team, ‘Over It’ performed by American Idol star Katherine McPhee. And that’s just the jumping off point…
In 2007 RuthAnne had songs on three platinum albums in the US and Europe, and officially became Ireland's youngest songwriter ever to achieve these honors (that year winning the prestigious ASCAP Best Pop song Award). More stellar cuts and singles written by RuthAnne followed, including album title track "Turn it up", "My Love", and single “Broken Arrow” for British platinum-selling popstar Pixie Lott. She then collaborated with Grammy winning producer John Shanks to co-write with Westlife for their recent ‘Greatest Hits’ album including the single ‘Beautiful Life’.
After honing her skills over the past five years writing for, and collaborating with many of the UK’s hottest stars and producers, (Professor Green, Westlife, Leona Lewis, Sugarbabes, Labyrinth, Ben Hudson, Ed Drewett among them), and having worked extensively with many top shelf internationally renowned US based producers (Jeff Bhasker, Red One, Toby Gad, JR Rotem, Boi 1Da, John Shanks, Julian Bunetta to name a few), RuthAnne is now in Los Angeles putting all of that experience and creativity into writing her own album of infectiously catchy, soulful pop. Influenced by the classic pop/R&B divas of the 90s, RuthAnne is about the voice, the feel and the pocket… Think early Mariah, Whitney, Janet, Lauryn, Destiny’s, to Donna, Diana, Chaka.
Her first artist feature was with Brit rap star Professor Green, performing the hook she penned for his recent single, ‘Remedy’, plus an upcoming collaboration with Swedish superstar DJ Avicii, a song called “All You Need Is Love”, another gem she penned.
With her path unfolding reminiscent to current world-wide stars such as Ne-Yo, Bruno Mars, and Katy Perry who have built careers from strong songwriting and performance pedigree, RuthAnne is a multi-talented self contained artist who writes her own music, is savvy with production and arrangement, a stunning vocalist and an undeniable star performer.