The Rubens took to the stage at The Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda for the fourth instalment of the critically acclaimed MTV Unplugged Melbourne concert series.

Accompanied by a string quartet and harpist, the 5-piece band performed a stripped back set of hits in front of a live audience in the Gershwin Room. Soulful pop vocalist Lauren Azar joined the band on stage for their hit song Never Ever and a cover of Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’ recent duet Nothing Breaks Like a Heart.

Local music, worldwide audience

Presented by Vodka O, MTV Unplugged Melbourne is a series of special televised events showcasing the best local talent on a world stage. Previous highlights of the series include DMA's performance at Memo Music Hall in St Kilda, Amy Shark at North Melbourne's Meat Market, and Gang of Youths also at North Melbourne's Meat Market.

Where to watch

MTV Unplugged Melbourne: The Rubens premiered 14 March on MTV on Foxtel. Catch it on mtv.com.au now.

MTV Unplugged: The Rubens
MTV Unplugged: DMA's
MTV Unplugged: Amy Shark
MTV Unplugged: Gang of Youths