About us

Ruby Tunes is the mobile arm of Bath based club night 'Resurrection'. Starting with regular spots at St. James Wine Vaults and Moles in Bath, it wasn't long before people started asking us to appear at their own events. Word of mouth spread and soon we were performing at wedding receptions, graduate balls and work parties around the region.

Meet the DJ
Ruby Tunes' resident DJ Ian Sawyer has over twenty years experience DJ-ing at nightclubs and venues in the Bath and Bristol area. He is currently resident DJ at Bath Moles Club's long running and extremely popular 'Big Cheese' and 'Saturday Night Fever' nights and has also had residencies at The Lanes in Bristol and Oxford's Purple Turtle.

Previous work has included running and DJ-ing at the regular 'Resurrection' night at Moles along with residencies at Discord (Babylon & Po Na Na in Bath, The Fez in Bristol and The Hub in Trowbridge), QT's, St. Christopher's Inn, Fusion, The Hub and The Swamp in Bath, along with appearances at Inferno and The Tropic Club in Bristol and Frome's Cheese & Grain.

Some of the bands and fellow DJ's Ian has worked alongside include Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), The Fall, Lush, The Boo Radleys, Echobelly, Skindred, Boy Kill Boy, Chapterhouse, Back To The Planet, Fun-da-mental, Half Man Half Biscuit, The Tindersticks, Ultrasound, Eat, You Love Her Coz She's Dead and The Catherine Wheel.

The music we play

For your event, we will provide, in advance, a playlist sheet which you can fill in with any particular songs or genres of music you will require on the day, giving us enough time to make sure that the record box is full of exactly the right stuff!

We do not limit ourselves to any one genre and understand that private events require the DJ to be very flexible. So whether you want the latest chart hits, rock 'n' roll classics, cheesy retro skool daze cuts, a full on indie or heavy metal set, an ibiza influenced banging house selection or all or none of the above, you can be confident that the music you hear on the day will be the music you want to hear.

DJ chat

We like to let the music do the talking - our policy is to keep the DJ announcements to a bare minimum and let the crowd soak up the music, lights and atmosphere of a great night.

We like to credit our audience with a bit of intelligence and do not feel the need to signpost each track before it is played - if someone wishes to find out the name of a certain track they are welcome to ask.

Obviously formal announcements will be made if required and dedications considered, but the main emphasis will be on the music rather than a DJ nattering all over the songs!