[pullquote_left] “You can’t help but recognize Spookey Ruben as eccentricity in its purest form” – allmusic guide [/pullquote_left]
“Highly regarded as a pioneer on the Canadian Alternative music scene, Spookey Ruben’s successes began in the mid-nineties with many of his self-directed music videos making it into high rotation on MuchMusic and MTV. “Modes of Transportation Vol. 1′ (TVT Records) Spookey’s home-spun-playing-all-instruments debut album shot to the top of music critics top ten lists catapulting him into world-wide acclaim as a ‘mad-genius’ songwriter/producer in the league of Brian Wilson, XTC and Prince! [toggle title=”Read More”]
“Pop Fantasia Genius” – Mojo Magazine
His strong live performances both w/ band and solo-acoustic have taken him around the world (USA, Europe and Japan) sharing the stage with likes of The Flaming Lips and Ben Folds. More recently Spookey has become in demand as a film composer, scoring TV commercials and feature films.
“Tommy Douglas? Spookey Ruben? – Which of these men is our greatest Canadian?” – Toronto Star
With the launch of ‘Spookey Ruben’s Dizzy Playground’ (Divine Cardboard/Hi-Hat Films) a short film series which airs online at exclaim.ca + AUX.TV Spookey has created a special place for him to stretch his imagination with music, humour and fantasy. Guest starring in his shorts are notable musicians such as Feist, John McEntire (Tortoise/The Sea and Cake), Ariel Pink & Melissa Auf Der Maur (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins). His newest album ‘Mechanical Royalty’ (Hi-Hat/Sonic Unyon) was just released in conjunction with a successful North American Tour in June 2011.