GUITAR / VOCALS
On guitar and vocals is Rob, who was also in Redwood. Rob programmes and records the backing sequences that occasionally pop up within a Rollercoaster set. His experience with function and original bands is vast, with soundtrack and advertising writing credits, tours in the Middle East, session work in all genres of music. He is also a founder member of Goldrush, the foremost Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young tribute act in the UK!
“Rob began his writing career as guitar player & writer in almo sounds signings redwood. The band toured relentlessly throughout the late 90s with other acts such as feeder, everclear & a
Redwood released 6 singles & 1 album gaining critical & fan acclaim including a peoplesound number 1 download single & a 4 out of 5 review in q. The band worked hard but as the music scene started to drift away from guitar driven music & into a more dance & manmade pop styles the band were dropped.When redwood ceased activities in 1999, rob, alongside alistair cowan (bass/vocals), began lazydog with fellow redwood members chris hughes (drums) & angus cowan (guitar).Lazydog was an outlet for a more acoustic based sound using three part harmonies with fuzz bass & sweet picking.
Lazydog played many gigs & recorded a new album with massive attack producer neil davidge who had just finished recording mezzanine. It was in this setting that rob found himself most comfortable using sounds & textures to create a fresh take on what was becoming a stale music scene. It was as lazydog that the band did their best work.
Rob then went on to produce & engineer many up & coming artists such as cooper temple clause, reuben& hotel lounge, & also md on projects such as fragile for universal. Robs influences lie in the music he was brought up on: crosby stills & nash, Bob dylan, jimi hendrix , eagles, peter gabriel, commodores, king crimson, Pretty much anything with guitars & harmony vocals!
Robblackham now works predominantly as a songwriter/producer for hire & is equally comfortable on collaborations & co-writes as he is writing bespoke songs or “off the peg” compositions for clients.” – taken from www.robblackham.com