Ruby Ann Patterson
Ruby-Ann Patterson is a 25 year-old, barrier-breaking, multi-disciplinary vocalist, writer and creative activist hailing from Manchester. Ruby-Ann has a voice that embodies the indescribable; powerfully soft, delicate, instinctively rhythmic and lyrically charged. Her writings project timelessness, fusing both traditional and imminent styles effortlessly.
Whether it is painted, written, sung or spoken, her work encompasses all of her spirit.
As a panellist, it is her ability to offer uncompromisingly direct, profound and life affirming commentary on gender, race and social politics that makes her a sought after voice for many discussions.
Driven by an innate urge to give a voice to those unheard, Patterson is the founder of support group, Mancnubian; whose work involves curating arts workshops, meet ups and running an online community dedicated to celebrating the everyday lives of BAME women in Manchester.
Amongst other notable achievements Ruby-Ann’s musical career has seen her supporting Jazz and Soul favourites Gregory Porter, Candi Staton, Charles Bradley and Hot 8 Brass Band.
As a Creative Practitioner, she has also facilitated projects and workshops for Young musicians throughout the city Including Contact’s Level Up, Media Drop and Levi’s Music Project.
Ruby-Ann’s testimonies come in the whispers that seems to float somewhere in the surrounds of her being, coming into light through the stories of the lives she has impacted.
Her work echoes the sounds of her city as well as the roots of her origin. Her strong imprint so far is a clear marker for the successes she has yet discovered. Ruby-Ann is set to be a long standing addition to the dynamic and colourful arts community in Manchester and beyond.