Ruby & The Dukes

Join us at Poppies Camden on Friday 3rd May for another session of incredible live music from Ruby and the Dukes. The music starts from 7.30pm and is free for all customers so book a table and join us!

Ruby is a vintage singer originally from Florida but now based in South East London. The proud daughter of a WWII Veteran, her love of vintage fashion and music of the 40s and 50s started at a young age. Ruby’s passion for this era  of music comes alive on stage in a powerfully electric performance.

Jonny Gee is one of the UK’s most versatile double bassists, bringing his energy and enthusiasm to a wide variety of projects. He has performed, recorded and broadcast with many top artists and groups all over the globe, including Ravi Shankar, Antonio Forcione, ZUM, Jacqui Dankworth, English Touring Opera, Joanna Eden and The Sixteen.

Lynne Walker will blow your socks off with her saxophone skills! She is an incredibly talented session musician who has worked with the likes of Odyssey, Jools Holland, Michael Ball, The Drifters, Groove Armanda and the Bay City Rollers among many others.

Graham Cuttill, born in East London, has been playing drums since 1979. Over the years he has recorded and performed with The Foundations, Alexander O’Neal, Jocelyn Brown, Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine, Robin Gibb, Limahl of Kajagoogoo, Kiki Dee and Howard Jones to name but a few.

Chris Thorn is on guitar. He joined Ruby and the Dukes back in 2015 with over 30 years of guitar-playing under his belt having made his professional debut on London’s live acid jazz scene in the 90’s. His subsequent CV features 10 years with the JazzHearts and sessions with the eclectic Mint Royale, plus countless tours and live appearances that range from Glastonbury (1997) and The Jazz Café to playing and recording at Ronnie Scotts – in the band dubbed the “Supergroup”  by The Times – for the 2001 live album “The Way it Feels”.