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About Ruth Harris

Alto/mezzo singer with strong performance and acting skills. Love jazz, blues, 50s, 60s, 70s, soul, folk, Country, musical theatre and pop!
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Edinburgh

I'm an alto/mezzo singer but my belt lies strongest in my lower register. Have been known to bust out the baritone on occasion too! My greatest love in life is performing. I am advertising as a solo singer but I am also part of a five piece rockabilly band that specialises in high octane rockabilly covers and originals! I'm friendly and down to earth. I work through the week as a fundraiser for a charity and sing in my spare time at any given opportunity. I sing with the band but I also regularly perform with some of the Edinburgh musical theatre groups. Most recently I just finished a five star run St the Churchill theatre in Legally Blonde the musical but have also performed in the Fringe and the Kings Theatre on many occasions. As a soloist I love performing jazzy bluesy versions of popular songs like Postmodern Jukebox and also the standards. I am also a big fan of folk music and pop/rock and country. A fairly broad range but I have the ability to fit into a lot of different genres to fit the event and venue.

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Genres:
Cabaret, Musical theatre, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Folk rock, Bluegrass, Country, Rockabilly, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Americana, Vintage, Karaoke, Funk, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop rock, Classic rock, Easy listening
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Charity event, Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Recording session, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Actor, Musical comedy, Perfect pitch, Singing teaching
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Song list

Not exhaustive, and I will learn a song or ten if given appropriate time.
Musicals:
I Didn't Plan it - Waitress the musical
She Used to Be Mine - Waitress the musical
When He Sees Me - Waitress the musical
What Baking Can Do - Waitress the musical
A Soft Place to Land - Waitress the musical
Whats Inside - Waitress the musical
Mein Herr - Cabaret
Maybe This Time - Cabaret
Cabaret - Cabaret
All That Jazz - Chicago
Funny Honey - Chicago
When You're Good to Mama - Chicago
Roxie - Chicago
Nowadays - Chicago
Class - Chicago
Breathe - In the heights
It Won't be Long Now - In the heights
Everything I Know -In the heights
Waving Through a Window - Dear Evan Hansen
Requiem - Dear Evan Hansen
Words Fail - Dear Evan Hansen
So Big/So Small - Dear Evan Hansen
Heart of Stone - Six the Musical
Get Down -Six the Musical
I Dont Need Your Love - Six the Musical
Nothing Short of Wonderful - Dogfight
Pretty Funny - Dogfight
Before its Over -Dogfight
The Wall in My Head - Everybody's Talking About Jamie
If I Met Myself Again - Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Work of Art - Everybody's Talking About Jamie
It Means Beautiful - Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Over the Top - Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Ugly in this Ugly World - Everybody's Talking About Jamie
He's My Boy - Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Taylor the Latte Boy
Always a Bridesmaid Never a Bride - I Love you, your perfect, Now Change
Stupid With Love - Mean Girls
Ireland - Legally Blonde
The Life of the Party - The Wild Party
Special - Avenue Q
Mixtape - Avenue Q
Burn - Hamilton
Satisfied - Hamilton
Freeze Your Brain - Heathers
Dead Girl Walking - Heathers
A Quiet Night at Home - Bare: A Pop Opera
A Way Back to then - Title of Show
Let Things Go - Ordinary Days
Times are Hard for Dreamers - Amelie
Sisters Pickle - Amelie
Who is this man - Daddy Long Legs
My Girl Hater - Daddy Long Legs
Things I Didnt Know - Daddy Long Legs
Im a Beast - Daddy Long Legs
The Colour of You Eyes - Daddy Long Legs
I Couldnt Know Someone Less - Daddy Long Legs
Me and the Sky - Come From Away
Simple Joys - Pippin
Kind of a Woman - Pippin
Flowers - Hadestown
As We Stumble Along - Drowsy Chaperone
There are Worse things I Can Do - Grease
I Know Things Now - Into the Woods
Wash That Man Right outta My Hair - South Pacific
Honey Bun - South Pacific
The Windy City - Calamity Jane
I Could Have Danced All Night - My Fair Lady
Wouldnt It Be Loverly - My Fair Lady
Out Tonight - Rent
Without
Joni Mitchell:
All I Want, My Old Man, Little Green, Carey, Blue, California, This Flight Tonight, River, A Case of You. Chelsea Morning, Both Sides Now. Coyote, Blue Motel Room, Big Yellow Taxi.
Jazz/Blues covers:
Sway - Dean Martin
Dream a Little Dream- Ella Fitzgerald
Everybody Says Dont - Sondheim
Nothing is Too Wonderful- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
With Every Breath I Take - City of Angels
Can't Help Lovin Dat Man - Show Boat
Lost and Found - City of Angels
The Party Goes With You - 35mm
Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
The Lady is a Tramp - Ella Fitzgerald
Let's Face the Music and Dance - Ella Fitzgerald
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered - Ella Fitzgerald
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
Too Darn Hot - Ella Fitzgerald
Puttin on the Ritz - Ella Fitzgerald
Cry me a River - Ella Fitzgerald
I Get a Kick out of You - Ella Fitzgerald
They Cant Take that Away from Me - Ella Fitzgerald
Somethings Got a Hold on Me -- Ella Fitzgerald
Blue Moon -Ella Fitzgerald
The Nearness of You - Norah Jones
Turn me on - Norah Jones
Come Away with Me - Norah Jones
Sunrise - Norah Jones
Dont Know Why - Norah Jones
Feelin Good - Nina Simone
Georgia on my mind - Ray Charles
Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend
He's a Tramp - Peggy Lee
Fever - Peggy Lee
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps - Doris Day
LA Vie En Rose - Peggy Lee
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
I've Got You Under My SKin- Frank Sinatra
Come fly with me- Frank Sinatra
New York New York - Frank Sinatra
Assorted Postmodern Jukebox covers!
Luck be a Lady- Frank Sinatra
They Cant Take That Away from Me - Ella Fitzgerald
I Just Havent Met You Yet - Michael Buble
Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
Pop/rock:
Burning - Sam Smith
Ironic - Alanis Morissette
You Oughta Know - - Alanis Morissette
Hand in My Pocket - Alanis Morissette
All I Really Want - Alanis Morissette
Other Side of the World - KT Tunstall
Another Place to Fall - KT Tunstall
Under the Weather - KT Tunstall
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Miniature Disasters - KT Tunstall
Silent Sea - KT Tunstall
Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
Heal Over - KT Tunstall
If Only - KT Tunstall
Hold On - KT Tunstall
White Bird - KT Tunstall
Us - Regina Spektor
The Call - Regina Spektor
Human of the Year - Regina Spektor
Time After Time - Eva Cassidy
Fields of Gold- Eva Cassidy
Songbird- Eva Cassidy
Somewhere Over the Rainbow- Eva Cassidy
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Here You Come Again Dolly Parton
Backwoods Barbie - Dolly Parton
Wildflowers -Dolly Parton
Travellin Through - Dolly Parton
Love Gets Me Every Time - Shania Twain
Dont Be Stupid - Shania Twain
From this Moment - Shania Twain
When - Shania Twain
Youre Still the One - Shania Twain
That Dont Impress Me Much -Shania Twain
Rock This Country - Shania Twain
You've Got a Way With Me - Shania Twain
Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
Wintersong - Sarah McLachlan
Adia - Sarah McLachlan
Angel - Sarah McLachlan
When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan
Fallen - Sarah McLachlan
The Blowers Daughter - Damien Rice
9 Crimes - Damien Rice
Cannonball - Damien Rice
I'd Rather be With you - Joshua Radin
Shallow - Lady Gaga
Foundations - Kate Nash
Simply the Best - Whitney/Noah Reid
Dance with Somebody - Whitney
Daddy Lessons - Beyonce
Waking up in Vegan - Katy Perry
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Burning - Sam Smith
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
Edge of Seventeen -
Im Yours - Jason Mraz
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Lego House - Ed Sheeran
Small Bump - Ed Sheeran
Candy - Paolo Nutini
Last Request- Paolo Nutini
Halo - Beyonce
California Dreamin - Sia version
Skinny Love - Birdy
You Got the Love - Florence(acoustic)
Video Games - Lana Del Rey
Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey
Blue Jeans - Lana Del Rey
When We WEre Young - Adele
Chasing Pavements - Adele
Just Like a Star- Corinne Bailey Ray
Make You Feel My Love - Adele/Bob Dylan
Sexy and I know it - Noah Guthrie (acoustic version)
Disney:
Just Around the Riverbend - Pocahontas
Part of Your World - Little Mermaid
Poor Unfortunate Souls- Little Mermaid
For the First Time in Forever - Frozen
Let It Go -Frozen
How Far I'll Go - Moana
Almost There - Princes Frog
Colors of the Wine - Pocahontas
I Won't Say I'm In Love - Hercules
Touch the Sky - Brave
Into the Open Air - Brave
Reflection - Mulan
Once Upon a December - Anastasia
Journey to the Past - Anastasia
When Will My Life Begin - Tangled
Mother Knows Best - Tangled
Go the Distnace - Hercules
When You Wish Upon a Star - Cinderella
A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes - Cinderella
Once Upon a Dream - Sleeping Beauty
He's a Tramp - Lady and The Tramp
Home - Beauty and the Beast
Happy Working Song - Enchanted
Show Yourself - Frozen 2
Country:
Travelin Soldie - The Chicks
Not Ready to Make Nice- The Chicks
Cowboy Take Me Away - The Chicks
Landslide - The Chicks/Fleetwood Mac
Gaslighter - The Chicks
Long Way Round - The Chicks
Wide Open Spaces- The Chicks
Long Time Gone- The Chicks
Goodbye Earl- The Chicks
Sin Wagon- The Chicks
White Trash Wedding- The Chicks
Tortured Tangled Hearts - The Chicks
If I Fall You're Going Down With Me- The Chicks
Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
Bad Things - Jace Everett
Emmylou - First Aid Kit
I'm Home When You Hold Me - Beans on Toast
Helplessly Hoping - Crosby, Stills Nash and Young
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills Nash and Young
Woodstock -Crosby, Stills Nash and Young
Please message if you want something particular and I will do my best to learn it if I don't already
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Voodoo Rooms, Whistlebinkies, Stramash, Whighams Wine Cellar, Fringe by the Sea, The Kings Theatre, Churchill Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018/19, St Andrews and St Georges WEst, St Augustines, The Gothenburg, Brewhemia

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, Dolly Parton, Carole King, Norah Jones

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I performed as a maid in the Kings Theatre in My Fair Lady with the Southern Light Opera company. It was a small role but I had solo singing lines in front of an audience of 1000!

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Things change, I know! I ask that you let me know as soon as possible so that I can make sure I can accommodate the new timings.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

No.

How much time do you need to set up?

Minimum 15 mins.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes we can discuss the pieces or genres you want included in the set.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring my own backing tracks, microphone and stand, cables, music stand but will need the use of a PA at the venue.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I am willing to take new requests submitted no later than 7 days prior to the event. There will be a fee of £10 for up to two songs, to take into account rehearsal time and fees for music etc. In the event a song is unavailable, you will be refunded but I will always do my best to accommodate any requests.

Reviews

From customers:

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Http://musicaltheatremusings.co.uk/bare
5 years ago

Bare: a Pop Opera

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Https://www.alledinburghtheatre.com/youre-a-good-man-charlie-brown-happy-sad-productions-2021-review/
2 years ago

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown