Ch­eryl glad she banded to­gether with Ru­bian

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The Air­drie singer of an up-and-com­ing band has said she “can’t wait” for them to get back on stage.

Ch­eryl Risk, who fronts in­die-pop four-piece Ru­bian, says the group have a big sum­mer ahead as they pre­pare for var­i­ous gigs through­out Glas­gow. The for­mer solo artist, who joined the band 18 months ago af­ter read­ing an on­line ad­vert, is lov­ing life in the quartet. Af­ter head­lin­ing the iconic King Tut’s at the end of Fe­bru­ary, Ch­eryl says the band’s hunger to keep pro­gress­ing has only grown. She told the Ticket: “Ev­ery­thing is go­ing re­ally well at the mo­ment!

“We’ve got a few gigs in the pipe­line nearer sum­mer that we’re ex­cited about.

“We can’t say too much about them yet as they aren’t con­firmed but we’re work­ing to­wards them.

“We spend about 12 hours a week writ­ing new ma­te­rial to­gether so that, as well as play­ing live, is what we’re fo­cus­ing on and we can’t wait to get back on the stage to­gether.”

The band have taken great strides de­spite Ch­eryl hav­ing been part of Ru­bian for a rel­a­tively short time.

As well as King Tut’s they’ve played at venues such as the Record Fac­tory and the quirky Ci­ti­zen M ho­tel.

Not only that, they trav­elled to Am­s­ter­dam to play a con­cert over the Christ­mas pe­riod.

And Ch­eryl feels the mu­si­cal bond she’s built with her band­mates couldn’t be bet­ter.

She added: “We all have quite dif­fer­ing mu­si­cal tastes but it works re­ally well when writ­ing to­gether.

“We bring lots of dif­fer­ent ideas to the ta­ble in the jam room.

“We’re work­ing on an EP just now and it has been bril­liant writ­ing that.

“Hav­ing four heads to put to­gether, rather than work­ing in­di­vid­u­ally, has been a pleas­ant change for me.

“We all get on re­ally well and work­ing with like-minded peo­ple who have the same goal is great.”

Hav­ing been singing for a decade, Ch­eryl knows how dif­fi­cult it is to break into the mu­sic in­dus­try.

But she re­mains pos­i­tive, adding: “We’d love to go as far as pos­si­ble with Ru­bian. We’re grab­bing all the op­por­tu­ni­ties we can and want to play and write as much as pos­si­ble.

“It’s hard to make it but we won’t limit our­selves in any way and will hope to keep pro­gress­ing.”

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The band Ch­eryl with band­mates Tom, Ryan and Niall

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