Robin and The Rubes has a long history of providing live musical entertainment in the Western NY area from 1994 until the present.  The band heritage was primarily the blues early on and has performed in many music festivals, as well as local music venues on a steady basis.  Robin and the Rubes has opened for many renowned national acts as Matt Guitar Murphy, Johnny Clyde opeland, Jimmy Thackery, Gary Primach and Tinsley Ellis .

Over the years, the band has updated their playlist to primarily include classic rock covering material from Amy Winehouse, Steely Dan, The Pretenders, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin. 

Robin and The Rubes continues to impress audiences with their wide variety of tunes in their playlist, that accentuates the talent and musicianship of its members.   Audiences and Club Owners remark on the versatility of the group as it combines superb vocals, masterful guitar playing and a robust tight rhythm section.

One of the most common compliments includes the band’s ability to control volume with state of the art sound equipment, and provide music that everyone enjoys and can dance to.

Robin Mayerat – Lead Vocals & Keyboards

Setting Robin & The Rubes apart is talented singer Robin Mayerat who blends an evocative mix of strength and sensuality in her vocals which earned her an award in 1998 for Best Female Vocalist (Blues) at The Buffalo Music Awards. She has also been nominated for that same award every year since winning.




Aaron Flynt – Guitar

Aaron has been playing the guitar for over 30 years and has been a member of local bands such as The Buffalo Zew Reveue, Numbers, 90 West, The J.C. Thompson Band, Keith Allen and the Cross Country Express, Fitzhugh and the Fanatics, Brimstone, The Keepers, TruFate and Odd Man Out.

Dan Ksiazczak – Bass

Dan Ksiazczak has worked and recorded with a variety of local musicians. In addition to working with Robin on previous blues projects, he was also a member of several orginal Buffalo Rock Bands, including Shaking Hands and Exit 55.


Paul Siwula – Drums

Paul Siwula is a classically trained, versatile player with over 30 years experience. He has the ability to cover many styles at a high level including jazz, blues, country, classic rock and roll, and rockabilly. He has studied with some of the top players in Buffalo and New York City. His musical knowledge and experience make him one of the most in-demand players in Western NY. In the past, Paul has performed regularly with the Hurricanes, John Culliton Mahoney, Accutones, The Headers, The Bravuras, and numerous other local bands with varying music styles.