Ruth Lyon is a singer-songwriter from Newcastle Upon Tyne, with an intense honesty and impulse to say it how it is. Classically trained but with an eye for the catchy chorus and bright, pop melodies, she sweets from self-questioning piano ballads and lush string arrangements, to hands-in-the-air indie bangers. With the raw energy of a young disabled person who has constantly had to adapt to life’s twists and turns, her introspective and sometimes droll twist on storytelling brings up questions you never knew you should be asking.


Ruth is BBC In The North East hot tip for 2021 and has had previous support from Radio X and Spotify. She also advocates on behalf of charities and organisations. She is an artist ambassador for Attitude Is Everything, a national charity that improves deaf and disabled people’s access to live music and she is an ambassador for Featured Artist Coalition - a non profit trade body that advocates on behalf of artists, and lobbies governments both domestically and abroad. Over the last year she has appeared on industry panels, parliamentary committees and international festivals, representing a voice of diversity and inclusion as the industry re-builds itself.