Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's FAITHFULLY – JOURNEY (ARNEL PINEDA) 2 days ago 07:44
FAITHFULLY – JOURNEY (ARNEL PINEDA) Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's 2 days ago 06:43
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Read about Shameless Rob and new album release, "Between the Lines" -
Shameless Rob has artistry running through his veins. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 70’s and 80’s.. His Father was a visual artist who graduated from an art school in Chicago. His Father was offered a position with Walt Disney in the 1950’s, but turned it down to his later regret. Shameless Rob’s Mother had vocal “chops”, recording a gospel album in San Francisco in the late 1950’s.
Rob’s early years consisted of piano lessons, turning to drums around 11 years old. Rob continued to play drums at his local church, high school orchestra and marching band, and later in college. His true passion was writing music. He picked up the acoustic guitar at age 14, self taught, and began writing his first songs. He’s continued to write music and perform on occasion into adulthood. In his early 20’s, Rob enlisted and served in the US Military at Ft. Lewis and overseas in Germany and Italy during Desert Storm. He recorded his first song overseas, “Depths of Hell”. When played for his family for the first time reception was “not pleased.” Rob’s lyrical content seemed somewhat conflicted with his religious roots. Rob continued to hone his songwriting, towards creating relatable, “human” lyrical content while maintaining honest integrity. “Being human can often be grimy and sometimes shitty. I want to help channel open honest dialogue through my music.” SR
Nevertheless, life continued to take over from there, raising three children, and working a variety of jobs. Rob’s songwriting continued, where he performed for local parties, small Seattle venues including Alibi Room and Murphy’s Pub, venues in Portland such as Sundown Pub, and St. James Irish Pub. Rob began taking his vocals much more serious, enlisting one of the most unrivaled vocal coaches in Seattle, Meastro David Kyle. Rob was familiar with Meastro Kyles resume which included amazing artists such as; Geoff Tate of Queensryche, Layne Staley of Alice in Chains, and Ann Wilson of Heart. After spending some time in vocal training, Shameless Rob emerged with a greater sense of confidence, vocal tone, pitch and range.
Rob later formed a band project in 2012, recording and performing around the Seattle area. Shameless Rob performed rock with an “bluesy” edge at local festivals and venues including Studio 7, The New Orleans and Skylark Cafe. Rob’s project took him into ButterSound Recording Studios in Everett, WA. Chip Butters, the owner and engineer, had done projects with members of Soundgarden, Guns N Roses, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and The Posies to name a few. Shameless Rob’s first project at Butter Sound consisted of six tracks; Breathe, Whiskey River Blues (Morrison Blues), Dining with Ghosts, Stay, Shame on You and Your Crazy. Rob was accompanied by some amazing players including Frank Outhet on lead acoustic and electric guitar, violin, mandolin and background vocals, Mark Schornack performing bass guitar and background vocals, and Markus Kamp percussionist, background vocalist, performing Djembe on “Breathe.”
In July 2012, Shameless Rob released his first single, “Whiskey River Blues.” This song received US and International airplay. Rob had his first-ever radio interview by a UK radio station, The Cat. Once again, life took over with the loss of family members, and getting remarried. The “band” project soon fell to the wayside. There was a significant amount of work to be done on his previously recorded tracks, so Rob continued to spend time at ButterSound studios, laying down multiple guitar tracks, background harmonies, mixing and eventually mastering his tracks for future release.
Rob’s second single “Breathe,” and EP “Between the lines” will be released July 3rd, 2019, also Shameless Rob’s birthday. Maybe one of the best ways to describe his music, "Elements of heavy percussive rhythm, with an intimate pulse of heavy rock guitar landings, inspires and captures uplifting movements towards freedom, through thoughtful lyrical visuals."
Shameless Rob has in his sights a second album, with hopes of release by 2022. Rob's a "penny poet," with the goal of implicating the importance of honesty and self-love, a springboard to hope in a “human” journey, moving away from guilt, shame and loneliness towards that of loving ourselves and others.”I think it’s amazing how far one act of kindness towards another can go…” SR