Rubix Kube LA

RUBIX KUBE has seen and rocked a million faces for over a decade, based out of New York City. “The EIGHTIES STRIKE BACK Show” has now gone cross-country, opening its doors in California starring its [twisted] sister band Rubix Kube LA. West-coasters will have more regular access to the ultimate experience that has earned the title of ‘The Most Original ’80s Tribute Band’. Led by frontman Paulie Z – of the band ZO2 and the TV series Z Rock – and frontwoman Lucia Marco, the LA chapter’s lead singers also morph into the voice & character of the biggest ’80s stars, which is The KUBE’s signature. Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cher, Prince, Devo, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy, Twisted Sister and more come to life right before your very eyes, on the same stage, in one concert! With some of Hollywood’s most excellent musicians, the band as a whole can cover all the genres and styles the ’80s had to offer, from Pop, Rock to New Wave, and from Dance to Hair Metal!

Prepare for the most bodacious, totally rad and ultimate time-warp back to The ’80s with Rubix Kube LA!!

Lucia Marco

Frontwoman

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Lucia Marco is a singer-songwriter and composer who now lives in Los Angeles. From a very young age she demonstrated extraordinary abilities with her voice and excelled in the fields of guitar performance and composition. Her studies culminated with a double bachelors degree in composition and choral conducting from UCA (Catholic University of Argentina). In Argentina she performed regularly both with her chamber choral choir (and toured several countries) and her jazz band ‘Jazzmine Sound’.

In 2008 she was the musical director and a performer in the Musical ‘Leonardo’s Supper’ which received a Critic’s Award for best ‘Cafe Concert Play’. In 2009 she relocated to New York City to continue her solo career and performed in important venues like Carnegie Hall several times. In 2012 she recorded her first solo album How to Explain (Como Explicar), which is an eclectic compilation of musical styles, highly influenced by Argentine rock and pop culture.

Over the past ten years, Lucia has participated in jazz, musical theater and choral events and has toured throughout the United States and Canada, Central America, South America and Europe. She now lives in Los Angeles and performs with Paulie Z & The Royals.

Paulie Z

Frontman

Paulie Z was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. At a very early age it was clear that music and art were his passions in life. After eight years of art school and a BA in illustration, Paul found his true calling when he started performing live on stage as the lead singer and guitarist in various local rock bands such as Legend, Splivey Cool and Co2. It would ultimately be the power trio ZO2, co-founded with his brother David Z, that would bring him his first taste of success.

In 2004 ZO2 toured the U.S.A. with KISS and Poison and since then have released three albums and four singles. In 2008 the band landed their own TV series called Z Rock which aired for two seasons and was based on their real life story of being rock stars at night and kids’ entertainers by day. On his own, Paulie has also starred in three rock musicals, sang the national anthem at various professional sporting events and hosted The Paulie Z Show which was a podcast on iTunes.

Recently Paulie moved to LA to pursue a solo career in music and continue building his educational empire. His debut solo EP showcases his songwriting abilities and has a more modern rock feel while still maintaining the soul, swagger and grit that has become his signature sound. He has been taking LA by storm making a name for himself with his band Paulie Z & The Royals. In addition he has had multiple songs placed in big budget movies, landed multiple acting roles and won an LA Music Award for hosting Ultimate Jam Night at the famous Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood.

As always, Paulie is keeping his schedule full and you’ll be able to find him onstage in some venue somewhere, singing to a crowd on their feet, lifted by the sounds of a man that knows how to use music to inspire, and elevate his audience.

Gerard Steixner

Guitar

Gerard “G-Man” Steixner’s earliest musical influences were born from late-night car rides with his Father and 101.1 WCBS FM with Cousin Brucie. From ’50s Motown to the British Invasion, the music bug bit G-man at a very early age. When he was 10, his oldest brother brought home 3 things that changed his life forever: “Led Zeppelin II”, “Appetite For Destruction”, and an electric guitar. His teenage years were then spent playing in various Alternative and Hard Rock cover bands.

In 2000 while attending Oneonta State University, Gerard formed STU, an original 7-piece Ska band. After college, he floated about for a few years until landing in Brooklyn, NY, where in 2007 he became a founding member of the Hard Rock band Diablo Royale. After touring the Northeast for 5 years, G-Man packed his guitar up in its case for a short while until RUBIX KUBE (New York) asked him to help out as a tech & roadie. His musicianship couldn’t remain hidden however, and he was asked to play various character bits on stage. G-Man became one of the band, regularly performing in the show as Slash and Angus Young and often filling in, being the band’s full-time backup guitar player. When the opportunity came to take first-chair out in LA, G-Man jumped at the chance, picked up his roots and headed out West.

Sven Martin

Keys

Keyboardist, producer, engineer, songwriter, and musical director Sven Martin is a worldly man. You get that way when you grow up in Düsseldorf, Germany, live in the Los Angeles area, and have toured the world as musical director and keyboardist for Russian pop superstars t.A.T.u. Concerts for 100,000 people in Kazakhstan, sharing the stage in Red Square with Shakira and Black Eyed Peas, playing keyboards on Liz Phair’s “Chicks with Attitude” tour, appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno or the MTV movie awards—touring the world is just part of the job for Martin.

Like many of Europe’s better musicians, Martin is a classically trained pianist. He discovered synthesizers at age 10 and later studied audio and video engineering at the prestigious Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf, Germany, then continued his audio engineering studies as an intern at Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles. He has written songs for a wide variety of artists, landed a publishing deal with BMG, and tracks by his band Life, Death and Giants have been licensed for TV, Film & Trailers, including Taken 3, Jersey Shore, Summerland (Warner Brothers), and Raising Helen (Touchstone Pictures).

Sven currently plays with Paulie Z & The Royals in Los Angeles and continues to write songs and produce artists at his studio Garage Royale. ”Balancing time between the stage and studio can be tricky,” says Martin, “but I love them both, so I do them both.”

Cristian Sturba

Bass

Over 6,000 miles did not discourage Cristian Sturba, acclaimed bass player and song writer, from making his way to the infamous Sunset Strip. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina he came to Los Angeles in 2004 determined to focus on performing and composing. He was introduced by music at a young age by his mother, a professional tango dancer, and his father, a jazz pianist, who signed him up for guitar and piano lessons when he was six years old. He formed his first band when he was 15 and soon after he was trading homework for daily practices and nightly gigs. His band desperately needed a bass player and after noticing a lack of musicians in the city; he took it upon himself to learn the instrument. It was this devotedness and dedication for music that pushed Sturba to look beyond Argentina and led him to Hollywood.

A brief stint in Miami allowed Sturba to play with Argentine celebrities such as Fito Paez, Charly Garcia, Los Piojos, and Leon Gieco. In Los Angeles, Sturba became a fixture on Sunset in the earlier 2006 playing with Vicious Licks, Cast of Kings, Zankoma Ninefinger, and many other acts. He also focused on his passion, songwriting, by contributing to the theme song for “Saddle Ranch” reality television show on VH1 and scoring a short film called “This Monday” which won best original score at the Washington DC short film festival. Sturba also wrote for his band, Son of a Gun, which led to opening for Beth Hart and Slash at the Sunset Strip Music festival in 2010. Sturba currently plays with Paulie Z & The Royals in Los Angeles and continues to follow his passion for music by playing live, recording sessions, and writing for new projects and co-writing.

Zak St. John

Drums

Zak is a drummer and producer out of Los Angeles, CA. As one of the most notable up and coming drummers in LA, he specializes in playing/recording drums and now owns his own studio in Los Angeles. Zak stays busy playing and recording with a number of great clients. Including: Stevie Wonder, The B-52’s, NFL on Fox, Sony Music, and Warner Brothers. Zak has a very innovative style and a solid back-beat to fit just about any style of music or playing situation. Other clients on his resume are Bitter:Sweet, Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), Ben Moody (Evanescence), Bruce Kulick (Kiss), Phil-X (Bon Jovi), Brian Howes, Davey Rieley, and Mike Starr (Alice in Chains).

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