Nicky Rubin - Displaced


Alternative Rock

London
London
United Kingdom

Band Description
Alternative Singer Songwriter. Music veers from the edgy to the romantic to the catchy/commercial but never to the bland.

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Artist Biography
 
Global citizen, international alternative singer songwriter performer.  Born in Manchester. Educated in British boarding schools. Teenage summers spent in Paris and Israel.  At 17, choosing to live with neither parent he left for the last time to continue his wayward adolescence in the bazaars of Persia, India and Afghanistan in search of adventure.  Gainfully employed as a trader of antiquities in the Hindu Kush Mountains in Pakistan, now Taliban country, but bored with the opium dens and the smell of the East, he returned to Paris to moonlight on the drums after work and then finally to London and Vienna to sing. Since then his musical life has taken him all over the globe both as a lead vocalist with a myriad of bands and as a solo artist armed purely with a guitar.  After being rejected by various record companies for being too ugly to promote, and never one to give up, he set up his own record company Ugly Mother Records and has produced several albums. Although academically qualified as a lawyer he abandoned that profession long ago and took to the road where he has been ever since.  As a result of his itinerant life style his inspiration is drawn from his experiences, love affairs and break ups globally. As seen through his essentially London eyes but peppered with references to the darker side of life and his own personal war zone, it is the romanticism of Western Europe, the streets of South America, the remote landscapes of Africa, the big sky country of North America and the gangster capitalism of Eastern Europe which provide the rich tapestry and colourful backdrop to his songs. A life on the run.   
 
Press Release
Why 'Displaced' as the title of the new album?

A couple of years ago Nicky met a guy at a party in Kiev who was of Iranian origin but possessed a Canadian passport and had not been back to his homeland for a long time. Nicky happened to have spent a lot of time in Iran and Afghanistan as a teenager. He asked him quite simply if he felt more Iranian than Canadian. And he replied “Nicky you know something? I just don’t know. I belong to a place that doesn’t exist anymore.” There and then he knew he had the chorus of a song and that song eventually became Displaced which we then went on to choose as the title of his 8th album.

"Nicky Rubin, world traveler, musician, writer and composer has given us Displaced, an album that comes to us from many different worldly influences and cultures, but mostly from the heart of Nicky Rubin, who has an uncanny ability to write songs that can reach into the depths of the soul and into the hearts of people he has never met and probably never will."

"Rubin's direct or indirect influences include, among others, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and David Bowie."

As a result of his itinerant life style his inspiration is drawn from his experiences, love affairs and break ups globally. Seen through his essentially London eyes but peppered with references to the darker side of life and his own personal war zone, it is the romanticism of Western Europe, the streets of South America, the remote landscapes of Africa, the big sky country of North America and the gangster capitalism of Eastern Europe which provide the rich tapestry and colourful backdrop to his songs. A life on the run if you will. "Rubin favors a very organic production style on Displaced, which sounds well-produced without being overproduced. With Displaced, Rubin wins the listener over with quality songcraft, expressive vocals and honest emotion, not production gloss."

"Rubin’s music is probably a lot like spending time with the man himself. He sings about the things he’s seen and experienced. His album is a bit of a travelogue, even though he never really names names and places. He doesn’t have to, though, because you can just pick up on his experienced life, which comes out loud and clear in his music.

In a world where the boy band trend just won’t die no matter how many times we stab it with our steely knives, it’s a great day when music like Nicky Rubin’s is still found. If you’re the kind of person that gets a little tired of all the trendy music from today’s smart phone generation, perhaps Nicky Rubin’s Displaced might just be the place for you."

Nicky is currently in the studio recording his next album, working title, 'Man of many oceans' and recently completed a video of 'Help Me' now for viewing on YouTube.

Nicky Rubin, alternative singer songwriter. Find him at www.nickyrubin.com or contact his Label Manager, Annemarie Clinton, at the contact info provide below: 100 Lochhead Road, RD 6 Te Puna, Tauranga, 3176, New Zealand.

auglymother@gmail.com or +64 27 500 7004
 


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