Ruby Stewart, the daughter of super model Kelly Emberg and rock icon Rod Stewart, has certainly followed in her parent’s footsteps. She has modeled for various magazines such as Italian Vogue, Glamour and Vanity Fair. She has also worked for several campaigns including Just Cavalli, Karen Walker and Laura Ashley.
Ruby’s passion is music. As a child she was influenced by the likes of Billy Holiday, Ray Charles, Howlin’ Wolf, Fleetwood Mac and Annie Lennox. She gives her father and grandmother credit for her voice, as they inspired her to cultivate her ear at a young age. The president of Columbia Records, Don Ienner heard Ruby’s rendition of“Swing Low Sweet Chariot” and decided to give her a development deal when she was 13 years old. Stewart’s parents agreed that she was too young to embark on her career, so she went on to graduate from high school.
Ruby has been performing with her father on tour since she was 15 years old. Draped in a Royal Scottish Flag, she made her debut at Wembley Arena in front of 12,500 people. Being on tour with her father has not only taught her the art of performance, but also the powerful relationship between music and the human spirit.
In the summer of 2010, Ruby formed “Revoltaire” in Los Angeles. The band completed an album's worth of material titled “Painted Hour Glass", with Ruby as the vocalist and lyricist. In 2013, Revoltaire disbanded. In 2012, Ruby sang the voice-over for the song "Whatever Lola Wants" in a Diet Pepsi commercial featuring Sofia Vergara. After the break up of Revoltaire in 2013, Ruby was in and out of different co-writes trying to find her ideal creative relationship.
In 2015 Ruby met Nashville singer-songwriter Alyssa Bonagura through mutual friends. Bonagura also comes from a musical family, as her parents were in the country duo “Bailee and the Boys” under RCA records in the 80’s. After writing a handful of songs on Alyssa’s bathroom floor during a Nashville snowstorm, the two realized their chemistry and eventually began to record their music. The duo found a way to sonically weave their rock ’n’ roll and country influences into their project, and “The Sisterhood” was born. Within a year the Sisterhood has recorded and produced their first album in Nashville, performed at Milan’s Fashion Week, Miami art Basel and joined Rod Stewart to perform at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. On March 13th 2016, The Sisterhood played their first festival at CMC Rocks in Queensland, Australia.
Aside from her musical ventures, Ruby is also a devoted humanitarian. Following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Ruby and her sister, Kimberly Stewart, joined Sean Penn’s organization JP HRO. The two went back to Haiti in 2015 to see the progress the country had made. The Sisterhood has also since teamed up with Alison Thompson of "Third Wave Volunteers”, a non-profit organization that helps victims of natural disasters around the globe. The Sisterhood’s original song "One Light" was inspired by a new invention called "The Solar Puff" which is helping bring light to people in third world countries. This pocket-sized light is durable, pollutant free, and rechargeable. The “Solar Puff” is an innovative tool for use in disaster situations and can provide between 8 and 12 hours of light to people in need. The inspiring song “One Light” Has made its way to Nepal, Haiti and has helped guide the Syrian Refugees to Grecian shores.
Stewart currently resides in Nashville, where she is writing, recording, and performing with The Sisterhood.