Rob Birmingham

Rob Birmingham

 Burlington, Ontario, CAN
BandRockAmericana

A potent blend of classic Byrdsian guitar riffs and lyrical songcraft, it is melodic indie-style pop-rock at its finest. Influenced equally by Tom Petty-ish classic radio rock and the harmony-driven indie rock of early REM, it leans to the rockier sides of the alt-country & folk-rock spectrums.

Biography

The recent independent release of the 13-song CD "Outside July" was the culmination of a long and varied music career for Rob Birmingham, the end-product of writing and performing songs for over 20 years. With the help of former Sacred Rain bandmate Todd Pyper, Rob went into the recording studio in 2007 armed with a couple of dozen songs and a boatload of new ideas, and proceeded to craft a fully-realized project. After years of playing bar gigs, festivals, TV specials, and releasing independent music locally in Burlington, Rob finally decided to gather all of his favourite originals penned over the course of his career, and record them the way he had always wanted them to sound.
Rob, a longtime resident of Burlington, Ontario, enlisted the help of some of Burlington's finest musicians on his new release, and is looking forward to playing shows in 2008 in various formats (solo acoustic, duo acoustic and full band) while promoting his new release.

Discography

"Angel Skies" CD - Sacred Rain - 1994

Received airplay across Canada on CBC, college radio, CKVR's Up and Coming.
Live performances include CITY TV's Breakfast Television, CKCO News at Noon, various music festivals, opening slots for touring bands, etc.

"Outside July" CD - Rob Birmingham
Independent Solo Release - Spring 2008

Streaming tracks (4):
Please visit : http://www.myspace.com/robbirmingham

Set List

Sets can range from a full-night solo or duo acoustic-based sets (3 x 45 minutes) to an entirely original acoustic opening set, to a full-rocking electric band playing a mix of cover material and originals for bar and club gigs.

Depending on venue, will perform original music or covers or a mix of both. Cover songs number close to 100, include Blue Rodeo, Eagles, Wallflowers, U2, Steve Earle, 54-40, Tom Petty, Tragically Hip, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, REM, etc. and over 2 hours of original music.