Make your event more memorable with live music.
I work with you to insure the music fits with your event whether you are looking for a meaningful wedding solo, an energetic party vibe or to create background atmosphere for a cocktail party or reception. I have forty years experience as a professional musician performing at public and private events including house parties, receptions, wedding ceremonies, barbecues and campfire singalongs. My repertoire includes classic rock and modern country, pop, folk and seasonal holiday music. I welcome special requests and as a songwriter can create a custom song for your special occasion.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Perfect for our event. Background music to provide a nice ambience for our guests.
We had Rob play at our 50th birthday party last month. Having him play and sing was phenomenal and "made our party". We received so many positive comments from our guests about Rob's performance and just how nice he is. Rob is very accommodating and professional. He even took the time to learn a few more songs he new we liked and surprised us that night. We would recommend and hire Rob again.
Price Range: $100 and up
Gig Length: 5 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
My goal is to work with clients to insure that my performance falls within how they envision their event - whether it's quiet background music, leading a sing along around a campfire or something in between. I listen carefully to what your expectations are with regards to sound, look and content, then work hard to meet your needs.
From the late 1980's until 2014, I was the guitarist, lead singer and songwriter with the Speed River Valley Mountain Boys. In 2014 I released a CD of my original songs recorded with the band.
In September, 2015 I left my day job as a university educator to focus on my solo music career as a singer/songwriter.
Additional Booking Notes
As a solo artist I can work on any scale from an un-amplified performance before a small group at your home to large scale staged events. While I do most of my own technical work with regards to set up and tear down, I do have professional sound people I will use for larger events.
Past Booked Events
|June 01, 2019 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|November 17, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Block Three Brewery|
This is a sample of my repertoire - always happy to learn new songs if you have favourites I don't already cover.
500 Miles - Proclaimers
Against the Wind - Bob Seger
Ahead by a Century- Tragically Hip
Alcohol - Brad Paisley
All My Loving - Beatles
Amie - Pure Prairie League
Best Day of My Life - American Authors
Black Velvet Band - Irish
Blame it on Midnight - Bob Seger
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson
Bobcaygeon - Tragically Hip
Break on Me - Keith Urban
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot
The Cave - Mumford and Sons
Chattahoochee - Alan Jackson
Comes a Time - Neil Young
Country Roads - John Denver
Dirt - Dean Brody
Drink in My Hand - Eric Church
Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot
Five Days in May - Blue Rodeo
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Ho Hey - Lumineers
Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw
The Hockey Song - Stomping Tom Connors
Home for a Rest - Spirit of the West
I'm on Fire - Bruce Springsteen
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
I'm a Believer - Monkees
If I Had a Million Dollars - Barenaked Ladies
Long May You Run - Neil Young
Lost Together - Blue Rodeo
Ordinary Day - Great Big Sea
Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles
Springsteen - Eric Church
Stronger Beer - Tim Hicks
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Thanks God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
The Weight - The Band
Wheat Kings - Tragically Hip
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
Wonderwall - Oasis
Yesterday - Beatles
Your Cheating Heart - Hank Williams
Influences & Inspiration
Great Big Sea
Celtic & Folk
Provide all my own equipment
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