VIDEO | THE RUBENS perform acoustically LIVE at Melbourne's ESPY for MTV UNPLUGGED

The Rubens on MTV Unplugged
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MTV Australia will air the fourth instalment of the critically acclaimed MTV Unplugged Melbourne with five-piece band The Rubens.   

Filmed in February in front of a live audience at The Esplanade Hotel – or The Espy as it’s commonly known - in St Kilda, The Rubens performed a 14-song set that included acoustic versions of Hoops, My Gun, Million Man and Lay It Down & Never Ever (feat. Sarah).

Soulful pop vocalist Lauren Azar joined the band for the captivating rendition of platinum single ‘Never Ever’, which is out now on MTV & digitally.

Lauren also joined the band on stage to surprise audiences with a cover of Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’ recent duet, Nothing Breaks Like a Heart.

Lead singer, Sam said on their cover:

“It sounds like us, the parts that they’ve written are kind of cool, and because we have the strings section included, combined with our friend Lauren singing with us… we have some very special vocals happening”. “we are very excited, we have strings, that’s a first for us….it definitely got some Goosebumps going”.

MTV Unplugged Melbourne is a series of special televised events showcasing the best local talent on a world stage. MTV Unplugged Melbourne is filmed in venues around Australia’s home of live music, Melbourne.

MTV Unplugged Melbourne: The Rubens will premiere Thursday March 14 at 9:00pm AEDT only on MTV on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Fetch. A full audio/visual release of MTV Unplugged Melbourne: The Rubens will be available for download and streaming at a later date, single ‘Never Ever’ is available now.