Ruth Lyon LIVE in Alphabetti Theatre
Ruth Lyon & Alphabetti Theatre present
SAT 31ST JULY 2021
Performance Time: 7:30pm
Live Audience: Socially distanced tickets will be available and will sell out fast, audience numbers vary depending on restrictions.
Online Audience: The performance will be live streamed
Tickets: Pay What You Feel (booking essential)
Running Time: Approx. 45 mins
Age Rec: 12+
“...pushing the boundaries of her exceptional musicianship and songwriting acumen while unveiling her skills as a visual artist. [Lyon’s] mastery of surrealistic imagery is reminiscent of early Dylan, her lyrical reflections evocative of Joni Mitchell’s reworking of folklore” American Blues Scene
Ruth, then Patterson, released her first single in 2019. “I’d Give It All” received support from 6 Music, Radio X and Spotify editorial. In 2020 Ruth cemented herself as one of the North East’s most important voices, when Sage Gateshead named her Artist-in-Residence.
Over the course of the year, despite being thrown into turmoil by the pandemic, Ruth released two more singles, the evocative “Sink or Swim” and “Somebody Else”, for which she received the PRS Woman Make Music award and was named as BBC Intro one to watch in 2021. Ruth is now taking on her mother’s maiden name, Lyon, with its connection to the Celtic coastlines of West Scotland, as she launches the next chapter of her career. Co-producing with Rhiannon Mair (Laura Marling, LUNA) and Cameron Craig (Amy Winehouse, Katie Melua) Ruth explores her different identities - from the louche rock star, to the bittersweet poet, looking for a love and a place in the world.
Classically trained but with an eye for the catchy chorus and bright, pop melodies, Ruth sweeps from self-questioning piano ballads and lush string arrangements, to hands-in-the-air indie bangers. With the raw energy of a young disabled person who has constantly had to adapt to life’s twists and turns, her introspective and sometimes droll twist on storytelling brings up questions you never knew you should be asking. Wherever possible Ruth will audio describe what happening on stage in-between her songs.