Produced by Glen Hannah & Mixed/Mastered by Jeff McCormack, the 12 track album includes seven of Rob's original compositions & showcases his stunning yet extremely easy listening vocal range & ability to mix contemporary & traditional Country styles & actually make it work. The album also features a top line-up of musicians along with Glen, Karen O'Shea & Felicity on backing vocals to die for.
In the short time it has been available, the album has been receiving plenty of attention from Country Music stations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Europe & USA, with the first self-penned single "Same Ol' Love" lasting 14 weeks on the Country Tracks Top 30 (Australia's leading Country Music Charts), peaking at #11 for 2 weeks. The single also earned Rob a finalist spot in 2 categories of the 2004 TIARAs (Male Vocalist /Songwriter) as well as the Victorian & National CM Awards (Best New Talent/Male Vocalist - National). The video clip for "Same Ol' Love" was released on CMC in March & is currently sitting at #11 on the CMC Top 20.
Rob's second single off the album is "I'll Do The Hurtin' Round Here", a classic Country Heartbreak song penned by the award winning USA songwriters Darryl Worley & Jerry Salley. Featuring terrific vocals from Rob & some superb Fiddle (Mick Albeck) & Pedal Steel (Michel Rose), "I'll Do The Hurtin' Round Here" is currently receiving High Rotation on Radio Stations, while the video clip is due out on CMC late May '04.
"You wont get a better Country song than this!"...Mike Smith - Editor of Country Music Capital News
Rob has a tremendous amount of career achievements to his name including the following features to name a few:
*He was a "Toyota Starmaker" Grand Finalist in 1996.
*As the lead vocalist of "Golden Guitar" nominees "Shot To Pieces", he was signed to Festival Records. The band was one of Australia's top Country Music bands & released the critically acclaimed album "Freebird"
*His vocal harmony skills are in high demand throughout the Industry & have been featured on many professional recordings for artists such as Bill Chambers, Neville Anderson, Josh Canning, Sandra Humphries & Alby Pool.
*Along with Alby Pool & Donella Plane, he is the host of the very popular weekly Hunter Valley Country Music show "The Horseshoe Bend Roundup".
*Rob is currently sitting at #9 on the Worldwide Mainstream "Most Played "Major & Indie" Artists Charts"
Based in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Rob performs with his band featuring some of Country Music's finest musicians & is well known as always giving 100% to every performance he makes. Rob is appearing at Venues & Festivals around Australia throughout 2004; while 2005 will see Rob extending his schedule to also include a tour of New Zealand & USA to participate in some song writing sessions & to promote the album.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Same Ol' Love
2. Rough Around The Edges
3. I Give Up
4. I'll Do The Hurtin' Round Here
5. Tomorrow's Another Day
6. My Heart's Got A Mind Of It's Own
7. Some Things Aren't Meant To Be
8. When The Timin's Right
9. You're In Trouble
10. You Will Be OK
11. I've Never Lost Her
12. I Think I Like It Here