One day, with two guitars and shiny voices, Ruby for Lucy set about making songs that they wished to hear. And one day, there was a knock at the door – upon opening they found a present! Ruby for Lucy shook the box and to their surprise, an audience fell out! “What a lovely gift”, they cried, “A smiling audience with ears and EVERYTHING”. Encouraged, they set about making more songs that they wished to hear.
1. What was the first band you saw live?
From what we can piece together, it was John Farnham and Savage Garden. Not together of course, we each saw one of them. Separately. Before we knew each other. See?
2. What’d you learn from them?
That Australian music is rad.
3. Got any pre-gig rituals?
Not as such, but we do have our own wooden boat that comes with us to every gig. From its humble beginnings as a set-list holder, it has become part of the family. The R4L mascot, no less!! (We do both aim to brush our hair before a gig, though).
4. What do you think the most important issue effecting artists in NSW is today?
We don’t like to think about ‘the issues’ very much, rather, we try to keep it simple. We make songs and then sing them to people, if they let us.
5. If you weren’t musicians what do you reckon you’d be doing?
Obviously, we would both be Super Heroes. Kat would also train guide dogs on the side for extra cash.