The Rubens

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The Rubens
Origin Menangle, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Ivy League
Members Sam Margin
Elliott Margin
Zaac Margin
Scott Baldwin

The Rubens are a four-piece alternative rock band originally from Menangle, New South Wales. The band comprises the three Margin brothers, Zaac, Sam and Elliott, and a childhood friend, Scott Baldwin. Their debut self-titled album The Rubens gained them domestic success with it reaching No. 3 on the ARIA Charts and being nominated for a J Award for Album of the Year.[1]

In 2011, their debut single, "Lay It Down", was voted the 57th-most-popular song in the Triple J Hottest 100. Their next single, "My Gun", was nominated for Best Music Video in the 2012 ARIA Awards and was also voted 10th-most popular song in the Triple J Hottest 100.[2]

In May 2015, the band released a new single called "Hallelujah".


  • Sam Margin — Lead Vocals/Guitar
  • Scott Baldwin — Drums
  • Elliott Margin — Keys/Backing Vocals
  • Zaac Margin — Lead Guitar
  • William Zeglis — Bass Guitar


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart
(sales thresholds)
2012 The Rubens 3 Gold

Awards and nominations[edit]


Year Type Award Result
2012 J Award Best Album - The Rubens Nominated
2012 ARIA Music Awards Best Video - My Gun Nominated
2013 APRA Awards Rock Work of the Year - My Gun[4][5] Won


  1. ^ "The Rubens: The Rubens". 
  2. ^ "2012 ARIA Awards: Best Video". 
  3. ^ The Rubens albums chart peaks - Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
  4. ^ "Rock Work of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "THE RUBENS win at 2013 APRA Music Awards!". Ivy League Records. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 

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