Ruby Phillips, better known by her stage name Ruby Fields, is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist from Cronulla, New South Wales. Born and raised in southern Sydney, Fields started writing songs at the age of 11 and began busking when she was 13. She also spent several years learning how to build and repair music equipment from her friend’s father.
Fields’ music is influenced by rock legends such as AC/DC, Fleetwood Mac, and Guns N’ Roses. Since 2016, she has been performing live with supporting band members Adam Newling on lead guitar, Tas Wilson on bass guitar, and Patrick Rogers on drums.
In 2017, Fields uploaded her debut single “I Want” to the Triple J Unearthed website, which was played on nationwide radio station Triple J on the same day. The track, along with her follow-up single “P Plates”, reached the top 200 in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2017.
In 2018, Fields released her debut EP Your Dad’s Opinion for Dinner, which included the singles “I Want”, “P Plates”, and “Ritalin”. Her single “Dinosaurs” from the EP reached number nine on Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2018.
Fields performed at The Plot 2017 and South by Southwest 2018. She also supported Ball Park Music and San Cisco on tour in 2018 and performed at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in 2019.
In 2019, Fields released her second EP Permanent Hermit, which contained the singles “Dinosaurs”, “Climate”, and “Trouble”. Her song “Dinosaurs” reached number 9 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2018. She also took over the triple j Breakfast radio show slot for a week in July 2019, replacing regular hosts Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton.
In 2020, Fields released “Pretty Grim” and in April 2021, “R.E.G.O.”, the second single from her debut studio album. In July 2021, she released “Song About a Boy” and announced that her debut album, Been Doin’ It for a Bit, would be released on 24 September 2021. The album debuted at number 1 on the ARIA Charts.
In February 2022, Fields released Live from Repentance Creek Hall featuring live recordings from Been Doin’ It for a Bit. With her unique sound and electrifying performances, Ruby Fields continues to captivate audiences and cement her place in the Australian music scene.