Nicky Rubin

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Nicky Rubin is a global citizen, international alternative singer, songwriter, and performer who was born in Manchester, and educated in British boarding schools. He spent his teenage summers 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 colorful backdrop to his songs, “A life on the run.”

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