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Pinknruby are Mihaela Repina from Slovenia and Paul Bradbury from England. Their music is intimate and acoustic, with two guitars and two voices weaving together to create a dreamlike ethereal sound,Read More...
They state as their influences the likes of Trio Bulgarka, The Cocteau Twins and Kate Bush,. But more than this, they have drawn inspiration from the beauty of Nature, the singing of their inner angels and sometimes from their dark sense of humour. The result is music with a unique sound and a haunting beauty.
Pinknruby attracted the attention of French underground label, Prikosnovenie in 2002 and released their debut album, The Vast Astonishment with them in 2003. Since then, they have released two more critically acclaimed albums, Garden (2005) and Queen Kale (2008) as well as making guest appearances on several compilation cds for labels such as Kalinkaland (Germany) and La Torre (Spain).
Over the last six years, Pinknruby have performed throughout Britain, including several Glastonbury
Festival performances, plus gigs in prestigious venues such as Cargo and The SEOne Club in London,
and The Rain or Shine Club in Manchester. They recently appeared with a full string orchestra
in Kingston Parish Church, London.
The band have also played extensively in Europe, in venues such as Chateau Broceliande (France),
Folkwoods Festival (The Netherlands), Elf Fantasy Fair (The Netherlands) and The Athens Music
Pinknruby perform in wild burlesque costumes and elaborately painted faces. This creates an
otherworldly look to their stage performances which perfectly reflects their music.
“Queen Kale is a phenomenal album. For anyone into ethereal music with a love for folk and beauty this
album is the holy grail.” Skarsnik, Heathen Harvest Magazine, US
“This unique acoustic duo have become darlings of the alt-festival scene over the last couple of years.
Appearing in fabulous costume replete with intricate face-painted masks watching Paul Bradbury
and Mihaela Repina is a truly immersive and beautiful experience.”
Will Wiles, Organiser, Newcastle Community Festival, UK
"Mihaela Repina’s gorgeous voice with Paul Bradbury’s acoustic riffs make a heavenly combo. After
performing at Glastonbury, the duo have built up a loyal fan base." Helen Dowd, The Sun, UK
"A delightful collection of imaginative songs, inspired by diverse musical styles"
Michael Shankland, Pentacle Magazine, US
"Pinknruby are one of the most interesting songwriters around at the moment..." MVG, Funprox Magazine, France
"If you enjoy uplifting music then you will find this album to be a true delight. It is like walking through the gardens of Paradise. --Pedro Ortega, Mentenebre Magazine, Spain