Nielson, Ruban

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Nielson, Ruban Gender: M
born on 20 February 1980 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Auckland, New Zealand, 36s52, 174e46
Timezone NZDT h13e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 00°43' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°13 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 19°49'

Ruban Nielson (performing with Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Southbound in Busselton, Western Australia)
photo: Stuart Sevastos, license cc-by-2.0


New Zealand-American musician and the frontman of the American and New Zealand rock band band Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Nielson is a former member of The Mint Chicks, a band he started with his brother Kody Nielson, Paul Roper, and Michael Logie. The four members met at Orewa College in Orewa, New Zealand, although the band starting moving between Portland, Oregon and Auckland. The band broke up following Ruban's departure.

Nielson is married to Jenny Nielson. The couple of have two children, Moe and Iris. The couple had a polyamorous relationship with a younger woman from Tokyo, Japan for a year, before her visa expired and the relationship ended. The topic is a prevalent theme in his album Multi-Love's lyrics.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2005 (The Mint Chick's Debut album, "Fuck the Golden Youth")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 21 June 2011 (Unknown Mortal Orchestra's self-titled debut album)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him on Twitter: "Pisces/Aquarius cusp. Cancer rising" [1]. A speculative time of 6 p.m. in Auckland gives this combination.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (The Mint Chicks; Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.