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Ruby Whiting at Peninsula Picnic

Growing up in our own sleepy beach town of Shoreham, she once felt most comfortable in the slow and the quiet. 

Ruby’s love of music started at a young age, dabbling in a variety of instruments such as cello and piano, and now settling with guitar and voice as her musical vehicle. After completing high school she took a few years off and found herself writing and playing music increasingly often, developing her own sound and spending time with fellow musicians. 

A decision to study at RMIT took her to Melbourne’s northern suburbs, where she now calls home. In the last year she has been playing alongside friend Harrison Storm in his own project, occasionally in his 6 piece band and more commonly in a trio along with Justin Lewis. 

Ruby talks “I grew up in Shoreham and lived there until I was 20. I now live in Fitzroy North.”

Ruby continues “I started playing music with Harrison this year and have been involved in recording the EP and live shows. We play as a band for major shows, but more commonly as a trio with Justin Lewis. We have played at a range of Melbourne venues such as the Toff, the Evelyn and Howler, and also did a short tour to Sydney in August (trio). “

Ruby is one of the featured performers at The Peninsula Picnic Sunday March 20 which will be at Mornington Racing Club.  

The line-up includes the incredibly talented multi ARIA Award winner Missy Higgins, bringing with her a catalogue of sweet hits for picnickers in 2016. Joining this year’s menu of music, with his blues and roots flavour will be sonic virtuoso Kim Churchill, Powderfinger guitarist extraordinaire Darren Middleton giving the Peninsula a taste of his solo offerings and rising Adelaide folk star Timberwolf. 

Roll out your picnic rug, and relax to the sweet sounds of some of Australia’s finest acts, while taking your taste buds on a trip to heaven discovering the best food, wine and produce from Peninsula favourites. 

After a sold-out inaugural event, the Mornington Peninsula’s most extensive food, wine and music gathering, The Peninsula Picnic, returns Sunday March 20 with a bigger line-up, a larger site, plus even more gourmet restaurants, decadent wineries, fresh local produce and quality artisan wares.

With a country harvest atmosphere, The Peninsula Picnic is the recipe for that perfect regional escape or family day out.

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