Native State


Bass Guitar.


Ruth Slattery is the woman behind Native State. Starting out with the band Djinn then moving to a shared house with other artists & musicians, including Damon Gough who was the first to find success as Badly Drawn Boy, Ruth set up her own recording studio to focus on her songwriting. Native State is the result. We have a unique sound with strong melodic songwriting.

Line-up : Ruth Slattery (songwriter/vocals/acoustic guitar/keyboards/), Tom Owen (bass), Christie Spurling (drums), and Vikki Brunning (vocals/viola/keys).

'Something for your ears...' debut CD was released October 2007 through DreamTree records and also available on itunes/napster/rhapsody/amazonmp3

A new EP, ‘Chameleon’ is due for release in 2008 – available on itunes and all other download platforms from July with a physical release street date of 17 September.

Screen name:
Native State
Member since:
Mar 31 2006
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
38 years


where do we start ......

Members Of Band

Ruth Slattery, Christie Spurling, Tom Owen, Vikki Brunning