Part of band Jessica 6, Nomi has worked with the likes of Hercules & Love Affair and tours as a DJ.
Nomi Ruiz is a singer/songwriter from New York City who currently leads the dance/pop/r&b group Jessica 6.
Nomi 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 has toured with artists such as Debbie Harry and CocoRosie. She also toured with Antony & The Johnsons as part of their “Turning” project which was filmed and released as a documentary/live recording. The film recently premiered in London as part of Antony’s Meltdown Festival.
She then received worldwide recognition for her vocal contribution on Hercules and Love Affair’s self titled debut album and live show. Nomi was featured on the Hercules and Love Affair songs “You Belong”, “Hercules Theme”, and “I’m Telling You”. Pitchfork Media placed “Hercules Theme” at #21 on The 100 Best Tracks. 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.”
After the extensive world tour with Hercules & Love Affair she began performing as Jessica 6 and released the debut single “Fun Girl”. In
2011 Jessica 6 released their debut album ‘See The Light’ on Peace Frog Records along with the single ‘White Horse’ accompanied by a video directed by Marco Ovando which premiered on Perez Hilton and has received over 1 million hits since. ‘White Horse’ peaked at number 34 on the Belgian Wallonia Ultratip Chart.
Jessica 6 toured many territories around the world in support of the album such as London, England’s Royal Festival Hall as part of Antony’s Meltdown Festival, the US in support of Holy Ghost, in New York, NY for Nicola Formichetti’s Pop Up Store opening sponsored by Thierry Mugler parfum, In Madrid, Spain for Tommy Hilfiger Denim Live with The Rapture, in Istanbul, Turkey for Haluk Akakce’s Biennial Art Opening, in Berlin, Germany at Michael Michalsky’s StyleNite Fashion show, in Athens, Greece on the Mad TV VMA’s as an international guest and they continue to perform and expand worldwide.
Nomi collaborated with The Ones on their single “Let’s Celebrate” from their upcoming fourth album Blast From the Past. “Let’s Celebrate”
peaked at #9 on the U.S Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. She also contributed as a vocalist and songwriter on the song ‘Sway’ which was released on Beni’s album ‘House Of Beni’ and on Eli Escobar’s EP ‘Desire’.
Nomi was featured in Tush Magazine, Vogue Paris, and V Magazine photographed by Inez & Vinoodh & styled by Nicola Formichetti and also appeared in the campaign film for the Mugler Spring/Summer 2012 menswear collection titled “Brothers of Aracadia” along with Jessica 6′s song “White Horse”.
Nomi is currently wrapping up the ‘See The Light’ European Tour as a DJ and dance trio with dancers Georgia Sanford & Viva Soudan choreographd by Georgia Sanford and is also working on a follow up to Jessica 6′s debut album with Greek producer Eliot.