The Garden Hotel is set to bring Triple J phenomenon, The Rubens, to Dubbo this month for what staff say will be "Dubbo's biggest community music event of 2019", and the band members are inviting local talent to join them on stage.
The five-piece alternative rock band compromises the three Margin brothers, Zaac, Sam and Elliott, and friends Scott Baldwin and William Zeglis, who residents will have a chance to meet in person when they perform live at the Garden Hotel on Friday, July 26, as part of the Chucka Bucka's Regional Tour.
Rubens frontman Sam Margin said the bands looking for local talent to perform as the opening act.
"We got thinking," Sam said.
"All of these beautiful, historical places we are visiting - How can we kick this up a notch? Is there something missing? And just like that, we knew what had to happen.
"If you're a musician who lives in any of the towns we are visiting, please upload some music to the link, [Provided at the end of the article], and tell us a bit about yourself, and you could be supporting at the show."
Sam said he's "pumped" to be on the road.
"We're so excited."
The Rubens are from the tiny town of Menangle NSW, and according to the members, it's an important focus of theirs to perform at the towns where the music and bands often begin
The Rubens have had tremendous backing from Triple J, a national Australian radio station which appeals to listeners of alternative music, and Mushroom Music, the most successful independent music publisher in Australia.
The Rubens released their ARIA Certified Platinum self-titled debut album on September 12, 2012, which made a resounding success nationally in Australia and later released a follow-up album 'Hoops' on August 15, 2015.
The Rubens also have a smash single 'Never Ever', a popular duet featuring Australian songwriter Sarah Aarons, DJ Zedd and Jessie Ware, which is currently ARIA certified double platinum and won Best Rock Song at the 2019 APRA AWARDS.
Sam said the song was written about a heartbreaking back-and-forth with an ex-lover, singing, "You call it payback/You only say that with my brother in your bed."
"I was in a really good place while writing this record, but that doesn't mean I'm writing happy lyrics," Sam told the Sydney Morning Herald.
"We find ourselves writing about other people or just making stories up. I enjoy creating a story."
"There is one deeply personal song on the album, 'All My Dollars'. Submit acts athttp://bit.ly/CB_Support.