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Michel Rubini Born into a musical family, Michel Rubini started playing piano at the age of three.

A professional classical pianist since early childhood, he began his performing career as accompanist to his violinist father, Jan Rubini. At eighteen Michel left classical music behind and pursued his true love of music - blues, jazz, and rock 'n roll. Michel toured extensively with a range of bands, including stints with both Seals and Crofts and Loggins and Messina.

Though touring extensively in his early twenties, Rubini continued his composing and recording career. He gathered attention as a pianist and organist on his own records. He became one of the most sought-after Los Angeles session players in history, performing on albums by a hugely diverse list of artists ranging from Ray Charles to Frank Zappa, and Frank Sinatra to Barbra Streisand.

His talent motivated Motown Records into signing him as an artist, producer and writer, where he produced and arranged albums for Junior Walker, Thelma Huston and other Motown legends.

Michel RubiniHis unique writing style also caught the ear of motion picture directors such as Tony Scott, who signed him to score "The Hunger," and Michael Mann, who asked Rubini to score two films for him, "Manhunter" and "Band of The Hand." Following that road led him into a successful career of composing mini-series, HBO specials, movies of the week and the TV series "The Hitchhiker." His blues score for "Ride with the Wind" was reviewed as "one of the best of the year" and he has also composed a number of studio and independent feature films.

Feeling the need to perform and get back into his passion of playing the blues, Rubini formed a new blues band and recorded a new CD, "Band is Tight Tonite."

Both "Music From The Hitchhiker" and "Band is Tight Tonite" are unique listening experiences. Enjoy these and his other CD's, "Secret Dreams" and the original motion picture soundtrack to "Nemesis."

When not touring with his band or composing scores for motion pictures, Rubini enjoys discovering new talent (see www.RubiniGallery.com), and spends his leisure time between homes in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, Palm Springs and Hawaii.

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