Rob is the first thing you notice about The Barrelhouse Band. He sings the songs and produces the scorching solos and delicate runs that help bring the music to life. His guitar heroes are many, but Stevie Ray Vaughan and BB King have played a huge role in how he has developed his own playing style with, he admits, regular nods in their direction.
After a long time writing songs and gigging them Rob turned to blues and has found interpreting the classics and bringing lesser known songs to life just as rewarding and fulfilling as writing his own music from scratch.
Michael and Matthew say: the great thing about Rob's playing is that it is wild and out-there enough to be the focus of the band, but he is really restrained and disciplined when it matters, he knows less is more and that's not true of a lot of blues players.