"There are singers. And there is Ruby Friedman."
“Ruby Friedman is L.A's own dynamic diva.”
“Ruby Friedman Orchestra’s cover of the Beatles "I Want You/She's So Heavy is a faithful yet savage transformation. . . possibly the best version of one of the most intense songs by the most famous band in rock history”
“A punk-rocker with a flair for diva-dom, as well as a multi-octave voice capable of soul and R&B as well as caterwauling rawk…No-holds-barred, full-throttle, tonsil-twisting talent…Live, she’s a bundle of energy, shaking, shimmying, shvitzing, kibitzing…By the time she leans into AC/DC’s ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll,’ Ruby has completely ripped it up, and the crowd is swept along by her sheer moxie and exhilaration.”
“Ruby Friedman's got the eyes of someone who's lived with writing chops to make her experiences compelling and a voice that makes it all sound larger than life."”
"In the last decade-plus of covering every permutation of live rock, I've never witnessed anything like the transformative power Ruby has over a Hollywood audience. The Orchestra's audiences are happy and stunned, like people who have just opened a can of Sprite and instead discover Dom Perignon."
“Their sound has a universal quality to it that makes their style seem at home in any era. . .Collectively, the group maintains an impeccable balance while steadily bearing down on the audience like a psychedelic marching band. Ruby Friedman has a larger then life set of pipes and a persona to match . . .and a delivery meant for a bigger stage than what Hotel Café can offer . . .Not only is the music unique yet accessible, and the level of talent in the band beyond question, but Ruby Friedman herself is an impassioned dynamo.”
“Eyes Too Big For The Room”
“has a gift only a couple per generation are blessed with..."”