The Rubes
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The Rubes

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Band Rock Alternative


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Clown College (2003)

Mutiny To A Revolution (2006)

The Rubes (2008)



Active for over 10 years, Salt Lake City’s The Rubes celebrate the independent spirit of rock & roll. Defying the conventional short-term rock band lifespan, The Rubes’ secret to longevity is the unique chemistry they share on the stage. From early performances as a ‘50s rock & roll cover group to stints performing with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson, the emphasis has been to keep the music fun, raw and a little bit different.

Sticking to their DIY “Basement Rock” style, The Rubes have self-released 2003’s Clown College, 2006’s Mutiny To A Revolution, and 2008’s The Rubes. Fans enjoy the eclectic but familiar influences spanning these albums of original material, mixed with the quirky and sarcastic lyrical sensibility in songs like “The Rubes Vs. Viacom,” “Pheremones” and “I’ll Try Anything Once.”

GREG MIDGLEY is the keyboardist, guitarist and a lead vocalist for The Rubes. Founding the group with Scott Harker in 2000, he has also played in Salt Lake City groups such as Blue Hour, The Rodeo Boys, and is currently a member of Bronco, Salt Lake Electric Ensemble, The Glinting Gems, and also with bandmate Scott, Koko & Camaro.

The Rubes have opened for such national acts as Wanda Jackson, King Khan & The Shrines, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Andre Williams.

SCOTT HARKER is the guitarist and a lead vocalist for The Rubes. Together with Greg Midgley, he is the primary songwriter for the group, and founding member. He is also one-half of Koko & Camaro.

CHARLIE LEWIS is the drummer for The Rubes. He is also a founding member and veteran of many notable Salt Lake City bands/artists including Band Of Annuals, The Wolfs, Future Of The Ghost, and David Williams. He currently plays in Salt Lake Electric Ensemble.

TOMMY NGUYEN is the bassist and newest member of The Rubes, joining in 2003. A talented guitarist as well, Tommy has played with Future Of The Ghost, and currently plays in The Red Bennies and Tolchock Trio.