Seattle’s new pop, rock, funk super group, RUB, is a sweet combination of members from Trick Candles, Salt Lick, Acid Tongue, NighTraiN, Cute Lepers & La Fonda led by singer-songwriter, Princella Ray. Rub performed in the all ages venue, Vera Project, to a capacity crowd with a line of 100+ hopeful fans waiting outside. Rub blends pop sounds with positive lyrics meant to inspire you to get up and shake things up. The band’s latest single “Contentment” was recently chosen as KEXP’s song of the day and their fans sang along to every word. The band’s infectious energy had everyone in the crowd dancing.” - Caroline Anne

Keynote Music Collective

Lead singer Princella Ray’s vocal timbre is smooth and warm. Her high range evokes hints of Shelia E., which she projects with ease in the band’s live arrangement of “Contentment.” Guitarist Robbie Luna’s flanged-out guitar techniques slide in well with the band’s ‘80s style material, while elements of The Minneapolis Sound (Prince’s “Delirious”) are brought to light by keyboardist Malia Seavey’s super-poppy synths and percussionist Taryn Dorsey’s plethora of rhythmic instruments - tambourines, egg shakers, and cabasas. Rub is a band that draws inspiration from a wide range of old-school and new-wave genres. The band has great potential and could easily further explore their darker musical tendencies—therein lies the Rub. Look for Rub making rounds throughout the Pacific Northwest!” - Megan Perry

Music Connection


Synth-pop from Seattle

Seattle band featuring former and current members of Trick Candles, Salt Lick, Acid Tongue, Killer Workout, Cute Lepers, Panama Gold and NighTraiN

This Seattle "supergroup" has a variety of influences that coalesce into a synth-pop, neo-soul sound. Influences range from classics like The Cars, New Order, Duran Duran to newer artists such as Janelle Monae, Santigold, and Sault.

They just finished a single and are currently recording an LP

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Cool stuff we've done:

KEXP In studio session 2024

Bumbershoot 2023

Paramount Theater (SMASH tribute to SUB-POP) 2023

Bite of Seattle 2023

KEXP Song of the Day 2023

Snohomish Block Party 2021/22

Bothell Block Party 2021