There, she sang on the church choir and fell in love with singing. It was during this time also that she discovered her gift of writing poems, short stories and essays. Writing and singing became her passions. She studied the Arts at Herbert Morrison Technical High school in the city of Montego Bay before progressing to Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Manchester in 2000 to study Secondary Education with an emphasis in English Language and Literature.
For four years at NCU, Ruth tutored English Syntax to fellow students of Education. During this time, she also wrote opinion articles and poetry for the university paper. In her final year, she entered and won a poetry competition hosted by the university. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree (Magna Cum Laude), Ruth taught English Language and Literature at a private high school in the parish of Manchester. Though Ruth loved singing and writing, she never merged the two until a fellow teacher and friend suggested she do so.
She wrote a song shortly after and visited a local studio where she did her first recording. Soon after, she released her first song, 'As It Is' on a local independent label. By 2006, Ruth's song was being played on local radio and television stations. A year later, she left teaching to pursue her music full-time.
Shortly after, she was signed to independent label, Bran-Nu Entertainment in the United States. She left Jamaica to work on her debut album with producer Rhoan "Ric Zheron" Bromfield. The not yet titled album will feature songs such as 'Unfamiliar Feelings', 'Chillin with my Baby', and 'Jamdown', which are getting rotation on several radio stations around the world. To date, she has shared the stage with Reggae artistes Beres Hammond, I-Wayne, Freddie McGregor, and several others. Ruth's musical influences vary from generation to genre.
She cites The Cranberries, The Marley family, Seal, Sade, Dennis Brown and Sinead O'Connor as her main sources of inspiration as it regards writing and performing. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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