Photographer: Adam Blasberg

Daphne Roubini and Andy Smith, are ‘Ruby & Smith’, who perform an enchanting
Ukulele repertoire of Vintage Jazz, Roots, Blues, Folk and Original tunes.

“Instantly captivating, Ruby & Smith ooze charm with their stripped down
approach to jazz/folk balladeering.”

Robert Collins, Music Correspondent, CTV BC.

“…some of the hippest Ukulele that you can hope to hear.”
Ken Pickering, Artistic Director and Co-Founder, TD Canada Trust Intl Jazz Festival

“…..evocative vocalist, Daphne Roubini, who sounds at once retro (think Billie Holiday and Madeleine Peyroux) and yet cheekily modern and on trend.”
Georgia Mancio ~ Artistic Director and founder ~ ‘Revoice’ Festival, London, UK.


CBC interview on  North by North West March 1st 2015 with Sheryl Mackay
‘CBC NBNW March 1st 2015

The Province  ‘Scene & Heard’ | March 3rd 2014
Stuart Derdeyn interviews  Daphne Roubini

Ruby & Smith are Vancouver’s First Lady and Duke of Uke, Daphne Roubini and Andrew Smith, known across Canada and beyond for their vintage jazz band Black Gardenia and Ruby’s Ukes, the World’s largest Ukulele School outside Hawaii.

Stripping down Ruby & Smith’s love of jazz, folk and roots music to their core components, A Ukulele Album is a work of elegant simplicity, pairing reinterpreted classics with vintage-inspired originals.

From joy to sorrow, heartfelt romance to poignant tragedy, A Ukulele Album is an exploration of the instrument’s unique voice and ability to evoke emotions. This is an album that took two musical journeys to create. But only one listen to fall in love with.

Produced by Ruby & Smith and recorded, mixed and mastered by Marc L’Esperance, the fruits of that labour can be heard on A Ukulele Album.


Here is a Ukulele cover of 'Motherless' child, Ruby & Smith

© Ruby & Smith