RUBIX KUBE

BIO

RUBIX KUBE is taking the universe by storm as the most "original" '80s tribute band of all time. They perform a one-of-a-kind Eighties concert in their NYC headquarters, across the planet, and to galaxies far . . far away. The KUBE is more than just a cover band - it's a totally awesome, true '80s EXPERIENCE! Every super-charged show takes it to the max and guarantees to set the roof on fire and burn down the house. (Metaphorically speaking of course).

RUBIX KUBE is led by a male and female dynamic duo of karma chameleons, able to transform in the-blink-of-an-eye into the voice and character of any '80s icon. Their supporting sidekicks, including Steve Brown of the million-selling Rock band TRIXTER and David Z from The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, are some of the most-excellent and versatile musicians around. All are decked out in vibrant, vintage '80s threads and with enough hairspray to take down Freddy Krueger, The Terminator, Beetlejuice, and all The Gremlins at once. The KUBE is able to crank out Pop, Rock, New Wave, Dance and Hair Metal hits from the decade of decadence, and perform them just like the originals yet with their own gnarly twist.

Talkshow host KELLY RIPA from "LIVE! With Regis And Kelly" has praised RUBIX KUBE as "Amazing. You definitely have to check it out, it's so much fun. It's like going back to The Eighties!"

RUBIX KUBE has shared the stage with actual '80s rockstars & legends including: Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, Bret Michaels of Poison, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, MC Hammer, Night Ranger, Mike Score of A Flock Of Seagulls, Colin Hay of Men At Work, Taylor Dayne, and Tone Loc. RUBIX KUBE has had featured TV segments & interviews on The TODAY Show, FUSE, FOX News, Bethenny and parts on hit reality TV shows "Cake Boss" and "Dirty Money". The ever-expanding list of celebrity fan attendees include: Kelly Ripa, Katie Couric, Lance Bass & Chris Kirkpatrick (of N 'Sync), Boomer Esiason, Mark Sanchez, Miley Cyrus, and Ivanka Trump.

Audiences of all ages . . prepare for the most bodacious, totally rad and ultimate time-warp BACK TO THE EIGHTIES with RUBIX KUBE!!

Cherie Martorana

Frontwoman

Cherie hails from Boston, MA, the fourth in a clan of six kids. She credits her sister, Susan, for turning her on to music at a young age - when she gave Cherie her first vinyl Pat Benatar record. And to her Dad for introducing her to R&B greats like Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder. At first an untapped 'shower' singer, Cherie embarked on a successful career as a board game developer / puzzle book author until 2006. When she took her mom’s “It’s never too late advice” she then moved to NYC, where her career as a professional performer took flight.

Cherie's first gig as a singer was doing back-ups for the legendary "World Famous Live Rock & Roll Karaoke Band" at Arlene's Grocery, where she was dubbed “Cherie-oke", The Rock ‘n’ Roll She-Devil. Soon after, RUBIX KUBE was formed and Cherie quickly moved up the ranks to frontwoman. On the side, she is also a back-up vocalist for The Little Death, an original Rock & Blues band featuring the Grammy-nominated artist MOBY and vocal powerhouse Laura Dawn.

Cherie has had the honor of singing backup vocals for ‘60s legends Chubby Checker and Donovan, and has performed at venues/festivals nationwide, including the 2007 SXSW, singing with Lou Reed. She fulfilled a lifelong dream in 2009 when she performed in David Lynch's "Change Begins Within" benefit concert at Radio City Music Hall, backing up Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper and MOBY, headlined by the two surviving Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney and Mr. Ringo Starr. Cherie is also a session singer and is constantly working on various musical projects of her own and for charity. She can be heard on the Dalai Lama's benefit album, "Songs For Tibet", and on MOBY's "We Are All Made Of Stars".

Cherie is an animal activist and avid supporter of reviving the local Rock scene in NYC. She serves as the official MC for ZO2's Rock Asylum, a foundation created to raise funds for music education in public schools nationwide. Practicing and encouraging 'GIRL POWER', Cherie believes everyone deserves lots of "Love and Music" in their lives, and works daily at making that a reality for herself and others . .

Scott Lovelady

Frontman

Scott is just a small-town boy, yet born and raised in the not-so-tiny town of Manhattan, NY. The son of a master puppeteer who worked on "The Muppets", Scott was destined to a life of grand performance and theatrics. He made his stage debut at the tender age of 6 months as Baby Snow White and later went on to model for Capezio and Sears. A matrix of careers in puppeteering, animatronics, medieval armory, sound design, songwriting, and acting followed. Yet it was singing that became his calling, when in the 90s he began fronting the infamous NYC rock band Fat Bastid. Stints also in Legion of Decency and Silverboy garnered him chops and notoriety in the music scene.

When the seeds were planted for RUBIX KUBE, Scott was an obvious choice for lead male vocalist with his wide range and diversity of styles and tones. His uncanny ability to simulate a multitude of 80s stars in voice, dress and body movement, along with a high-energy, quirky stage presence make him a perfect fit in The Galaxy’s Most Original Eighties Tribute Band!

Steve Brown

Lead Guitar

Steve is the guitarist, founding member and chief songwriter for the internationally notorious, million-selling Rock band TRIXTER! With over 20 years of rockstar experience, Steve is also an award winning player, singer, producer, and musical director.

TRIXTER's self-titled debut album, released in May 1990 by MCA Records, spent 54 weeks on Billboard's Top 200 Album Charts and peaked at #28. In February 1991, the record was RIAA-certified Gold and has sold over 1 million total worldwide. Steve co-wrote the band's 3 Top 100 Billboard Singles: “Give It To Me Good”, “One In A Million”, and “Surrender”. The singles were also long-running #1 Dial MTV Videos (“Give It To Me Good” for 8 weeks, “One In A Million” for 5 weeks, and “Surrender” for 2 weeks). Steve has also been featured on NBC, FOX, Entertainment Tonight, HBO, TNN and VH1’s 'Where Are They Now?' and 'Top 40 Hair Bands of All Time'.

Steve's tour accomplishments include rocking every major arena, theatre and club throughout the United States and Canada as TRIXTER opened up for for KISS, Scorpions, Poison, Warrant, Stryper, Dokken and Blues Traveler in the '90s. In '93 through '95, the band headlined a tour in Japan and hit the club, theatre and state fair circuit back in the U.S. and Mexico. Steve has also shared the stage with legends David Lee Roth, Vince Neil, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, and Tesla!

2008 brought the return of TRIXTER and long-time fans swooned! Today the band continues to tour in support of their 2012 release “New Audio Machine”, chock-full of TRIXTER's signature hooks and riffs.

Steve’s stage presence is as energetic, electrifying and infectious as it’s ever been. His pure love for music and performing shines through, which along with a great sense of humor and passion for life are gifts he shares with his new RUBIX KUBE bandmates. Clearly these are some of his secrets of defying Father Time, as the guy looks better than ever to boot!

The addition of Steve Brown to The KUBE roster brings the ultimate '80s tribute band to yet another level and gives them even more bona fide rockstar cred!!

More on Steve here:
trixterrocks.com
stevebrownmusic.biz

David Z

Bass & back-up vox

David Z is a Brooklyn, NY native raised in a family of musicians. With his older brother Paulie he formed the original band ZO2. The group gained notoriety in 2004 when they joined the Rock The Nation Tour with KISS and Poison! Since then, ZO2 has released 3 albums, toured the country, and are recently known for starring in the TV series Z-Rock, which aired for 2 seasons on IFC. The show is a semi-scripted, based-on-a-true story comedy in which the band plays themselves as rock band by night and children’s band by day. David has been a children’s entertainer for years, which helped mold the idea for the show.

In addition to ZO2, David Z is also the bass player for the renown, sold-out tour and platinum-selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In 2002 he joined Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, in a USO tour that included stops in the Middle East. On top of being a veteran live musician, David is also an accomplished studio session player. With a BA in Music from Brooklyn College, David has played on recordings by artists such as Joe Lynn Turner, Seven Wiser (Wind-Up Records), and works for USA and ESPN.

David Z has also made appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, Regis & Kelly, The Today Show, QVC, and the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards as a presenter with ZO2. He has also dove into modeling work, and in 2002 he bared it all in a spread for Playgirl Magazine. Sex and Rock n’ Roll are inseparable, and David Z nails that point home!

For more on David Z visit zo2.com or facebook.com/davidzo2

John LaSpina

Drums

John "The Machine-a" LaSpina got into music at an early age and began playing drums by age 8. He has studied with Long Island based Jazz drummers - Howie Mann and Al Miller. His early influences were Carmine Appice, John Bonham, Nicko McBrain, and Neil Peart. As of late John has been studying some of today's 'Alien Drummers' such as Thomas Lang, Marco Minneman, Johnny Rabb, and Virgil Donati. John was also a finalist in the first ever 'Battle of the Beats' held by the Long Island Drum Center.

He has worked with several local bands/artists here on the island including Arrival, Joker's Child, Reckless Fortune and Sonic Blonde. He has also shared the stage with former/current members of Twisted Sister, Billy Joel, and Dave Chappelle's backing band. In addition to drums John also plays guitar.

Mike Pieck

Keyboards / Keytar

Mike’s been playing '80s keyboards since, well… the '80s! He got his start in a Poconos hometown band, Mirage (which included John Gaffney of Sinister Realm and film/tv composer Jeff Cardoni). After graduating from MIT, Mike had a brief stint in Boston with Woody & The Boyz (where he also added sax to his arsenal), Mike moved to NYC and quickly became part of downtown’s most high energy backing bands, including The Material Boys, The Vanities, and The Full Muscular Band. In addition to The KUBE, he’s also the fixed keyboard player for “Love Bites”, an annual Valentine's Day celebration of 80’s monster ballads, and “Madonnathon”, a tribute to the blonde ambition material girl now 10 years and running.

Also an original kids music composer, Mike’s work has been heard on PBS, the Disney Channel, and NICKELODEON/Nick Jr.!

Gerard Steixner

Guitars

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 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 has since become one of the band, now regularly performing in the show as Slash and Angus Young and ascended as the band's full-time backup guitar player. He can also be seen in the '90s tribute band GRUNGE JUNKIES!