Ruinarte started out as the solo project of composer, singer and pianist Jennifer Harris, but was bought to life by the addition of her brother Jamie Harris on drums, Christian Scully on bass, and Simon Down on guitar. The summer of 2019 was a busy one, seeing the new band kick off with a delightful Summer Solstice on Dartmoor courtesy of Badger's Holt, and debut their original set for the very last, and absolutely cracking Port Elliot Festival (sob!).
These days, Ruinarte can be found enjoying a pint in the little pub across from their Plymouth-based practice studio, chatting life, lyrics, festivals and future steps.
The early sounds of Ruinarte, combine piano, alternative pop and punchy electronics. Jennifer has had many of her solo tracks featured on UK radio stations including BBC introducing Devon and Cornwall, with one track used in Nickelodeon cartoon series Mysticons.
More musicians has only served to increase momentum and creativity, as Ruinarte were recently invited to record at BBC Introducing Live Lounge in Plymouth and discuss their upcoming 2020 album Vanitas.
Combining the styles and interests of punk bass, rock drums and folky guitar with a classically trained, yet musically rebellious pianist, seems to have created a pleasant fusion of dynamic uplifting sound, that is constantly evolving with the bands diversity of life experience and dedicated passion to making new sounds.