Studied upright bass, jazz and composition under German composer Christian Fabian, veteran of the Lionel Hampton Big Band. Fabian would eventually play bass on the first two Ruby studio albums and serve as their Producer.
On studio albums, writes and performs songs in Spanish, English, French and even the ancient Latin. When performing live with the Roland Ruby Orchestra, sings and plays upright bass, guitar or piano. In the studio, usually only sings and plays guitar. According to IMDB, current work in progress is "The Return of the Jersey Devil, A Roland Ruby Musical." Is represented by ASCAP.
^Hudson Reporter ‘Sopranos’ actors film in Hoboken TV pilot shoots at Pigeon Club Studio by Amanda Palasciano Reporter staff writer Sep 23, 2012 "Longtime Hoboken resident Roland Ruby has teamed up with some familiar faces from “The Sopranos” and other mob films and TV shows for his TV pilot “Damn You Roland Ruby,” filmed in Hoboken last week. Ruby is an American composer, lyricist, and playwright who has spent the last two decades living in Hoboken (first on Hudson Street and then on Adams Street). Born in South America, Ruby has run with the bulls in Pamplona and lived in Paris. “Damn You Roland Ruby” follows a day in the life of down-on-his-luck recording artist Roland Ruby and many quirky characters, including a flaky ex-girlfriend, a mob boss and his sidekicks, and a couple of former feds."