Nomi Ruiz is a singer/songwriter from New York City who is currently a member of the Brooklyn-based trio Jessica 6.
Nomi Ruiz released her debut album Lost In Lust on her own independent label Park Side Records. The album is a song-oriented downbeat electronic album steeped in the grittier ends of early-’90s hip-hop and R&B production. Since its debut, she had been able to tour with other artists such as Debbie Harry and CocoRosie. She also toured with Antony & The Johnsons as part of their “Turning” project.
Nomi Ruiz was featured on the songs “You Belong”, “Hercules Theme”, and “I’m Telling You” for the album Hercules and Love Affair. Pitchfork Media placed “Hercules Theme” at #21 on The 100 Best Tracks of 2008. She toured extensively with the band in support of the album, singing her song contributions as well as those of Antony Hegarty. The Guardian described Ruiz as “boasting the spookily effortless air of a future pop icon.”
She then formed the group Jessica 6 with Andrew Raposo and Morgan Wiley. The band met in late 2007 after they helped put together the Hercules and Love Affair live show.
Ruiz collaborated with The Ones on their single “Let’s Celebrate” from their fourth album Blast From the Past. “Let’s Celebrate” peaked at #9 on the U.S Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs.
Ruiz was recently featured in the campaign film for the Mugler menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2012 titled “Brothers of Aracadia” along with her band Jessica 6’s song “White Horse”.