|Genres||Indie rock, alternative rock|
|Years active||2007 - present|
Known by their friends and family as "The Conway Family Band", the early three members: Sam Conway (guitar), Max Conway (guitar), and Riley Conway (drums) gained musical and performing experience by busking acoustically on the streets of Canberra for years. The addition of their friend Reuben Styles (bass guitar) completed the band, and thus Rubycon was born. The name Rubycon comes from taking Reuben's first name, and the Conway's last. The band have done various gigs around Canberra to earn local rep and are quite well known around town.
After entering the 2007 National Campus Band Competition, the largest gathering of unknown bands in the southern hemisphere, Rubycon came in second place behind "Will Stoker and The Embers", gaining them a large fan base in their home town of Canberra, and Australia-wide.
In 2008 the band again won the ACT heats of the competition and went on to take out first place in the National Finals of the competition. Some of the prizes included a cheque for $3000, recording time, CDs pressed, and an Australian tour worth $8000.