Rob Bridge is a singer songwriter based in Blackpool, Lancashire, UK but his music shows influences from as far away as New Jersey and Nashville, although Rob states his main influence as The Beatles. It was on hearing John Lennon’s throat tearing rendition of Twist and Shout that Rob decided being in a band was his destiny.
“…early rock and roll by artists like Chuck Berry and The Everley brothers brought me into music, but the Beatles put it all together and Twist and Shout changed my life because that was my introduction to them, I was 12 years old.”
Through the 80’s and 90’s Rob toured the UK and Europe as a working musician. With Preston band ‘The Cavern’ he performed some prestigious shows including huge arena shows in East Berlin pre unification and a Live on BBC Radio One show aboard the Royal Iris Ferry in Liverpool.
During the 90’s Rob decided to indulge his passion for all things aviation and learnt to fly. This led to Rob becoming an elite business jet pilot and for over a decade has been flying A list celebrities and Rock stars on tours all around the world. Artists such as Sting, Roger Waters, Queen, Lionel Ritchie and the Kings Of Leon have used Rob to fly them on tours and festival dates.
Rob has been working mainly with cover bands and co-founded The Rockits, who are the resident house band at Liverpool’s famous Cavern club and recorded an album of cover versions at Sun recording Studio in Memphis Tennessee, which he describes as a huge tick off the bucket list and an experience that will live with him forever.
It was while appearing at festival dates in the USA that Rob started to write a song that would trigger the idea to produce a solo album of original material. Rob always wrote songs and drew inspiration from artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams along with classic American bands like Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Eagles.
His songs for the forthcoming album lean heavily on his love for American music and the “Nashville” sound and fuse classic rock and country rock vibes. Strong relatable narratives and big choruses with tales of love and loss and the human condition are all on display.
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