Rubatuba is an accordion-tuba multicultural folk duo based on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. For ten  years, we have been performing together a variety of music styles with their origins connected to dance, including Klesmer/Balkan, Gypsy, French, Italian, Celtic, Latin. Our music performance is lively and visual and has been described as ‘Happy Music.’  We perform as roving entertainment (musos), as well as on stage. 

We perform at restaurants, weddings, openings, markets and festivals and are able to perform ½ to 1-hour sets.

Rubatuba performing at Brisbane's QUT oWeek at the QUT Motorsport marquee. Watch on Facebook to hear them play the Klezmer tune, 'Happy Nigun.'

We have performed at various festivals these last several years, including the Caboolture, Gold Coast, Festuri, Toowoomba and Bundaberg, Morton Bay Multicultural Festivals; Redland Spring Festival, the Maleny Music and Real Food Festivals and the Maleny Wood Expo, Toowoomba Garden Fest and the Carnival of Flowers. Besides festivals, we play (and have played) with Brisbane City Sounds, at various markets, including Montville Produce, Caloundra Twilight and Street Market, Cotton Tree Market, Crystal Waters Markets, Eumundi Markets and other special events.

Our music background: Françoise Smith is a classically trained pianist. She performs solo piano-accordion at restaurants, festivals, markets, functions, as well as with Rubatuba. Steven John has a Liberal Arts Degree in music performance (USA), has played in symphony and opera orchestras in Germany and presently performs with Françoise as Rubatuba duo.

 We fundraise for Nepal:
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Rubatuba