Rob Szabo
Gig Seeker Pro

Rob Szabo

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE | AFM

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE | AFM
Band Folk


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



""Brilliant, Cobain-worthy.""

(Erie,PA) - Erie Times (Erie,PA)

"" * * * *(four stars) ... like prime Costello""

(Toronto,ON) - Eye Weekly

""The soul of a poet ... Rob Szabo is one beautiful talent waiting to explode.""

(Edmonton,AB) - SEE Magazine

""Szabo's no amateur, and his songwriting clearly telegraphs it.""

(Philadelphia, PA) - Origivation Magazine

""A perfect blend of accessible yet sophisticated acoustic pop.""

(Duluth,MN) - Duluth News tribune

""Songwriting Brilliance ... when people throw around names like Costello and Cobain you must be doing something right.""

(Kitchener-Waterloo,ON) - ECHO Weekly

""The best that Szabo has written in his ten-plus-year career ... should finally give well-deserved exposure to his huge talents.""

(Canada, Nation-Wide) - Exclaim! Magazine

""Climaxes with a chorus so big you barely notice the song doesn't even have drums.""

(Toronto,ON) - EYE Weekly

""Szabo has just made the album of his career.""

(Kitchener-Waterloo,ON) - The Record


"Rob Szabo" (2011)
"Life & Limb" (2008)
"After The Gravity" (2008) (Download Only)
"One More For The Road" LIVE (2008) (Download Only)
"Like A Metaphor" (2006)
"Late Bloomer/Sore Loser" (2004)
"A Battery Of Tests" (2003)

With past bands:

Plasticine-"Public Address System"(2001)
Plasticine- "S/T" (Song Corp.-2001)
Marigold-"Benefit Of The Doubt"(1998)
Groove Daddys-"Sunburn"(1995)
Groove Daddys-"Bottom Feeder"(1994)



Richard Knechtel
(Summerfolk Festival-Owen Sound,ON)
“I was so impressed by the songs of Rob Szabo and the way he presented himself when I saw him perform, that I knew he would be a perfect fit for Summerfolk. His songs have twists and points of interest that make you pay attention and Rob's ever-present wry smile makes you feel like you’re in on a shared secret.”

Jo Beattie (Coldsnap Festival-Prince George, BC)
“As a songwriter, Rob makes wry and sometimes pointed conservations, with soulful confessionals often sung with a curious blend of hope and melancholy. It is a voice of clarity and of authority, and reminds the audience that there are core truths to be taken from everyday experiences of life and love.”

Hailed by the press as a “gifted musician” with “the soul of a poet” and “a voice of tremendous power and whimsy”, Toronto-based Rob Szabo is a tireless solitary touring troubadour, an acclaimed songwriter and in- demand record producer. His studio recordings get raved about by press, both in Canada and the U.S., where he’s been called “Cobain-worthy” and “like prime Costello”. Canada’s CBC Radio 1 & 2 champion his music on shows nationwide.

Rob Szabo`s crowdfunded self-titled fifth studio album is a dark and intimate recording prominently featuring his voice and acoustic guitar with dashes of horns, strings and ambient atmospherics.
Rob is currently performing about 100 shows per year, making records as a solo artist and producing other artists. His fans always mention Rob’s ever-present wry smile, and how he makes you feel like you’re in on a shared secret.

Rob plays honest intense music for music lovers.

Thanks for giving a shit.

*ROB SZABO Recent Notables*

2010 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest International Finalist & Canadian People’s Choice Winner
(New York,NY,USA)

Summerfolk Festival 2010 Mainstage + Workshops
(Owen Sound,ON, CANADA)

Coldsnap Festival 2009 Mainstage + Workshops
(Prince George,BC,CANADA)

Artswells Festival 2009 Mainstage

Revelstoke Street Festival 2008

South Country Fair 2007 Mainstage Headliner + Workshop leader
(Fort Macleod,AB,CANADA)

Niagara Grape & Wine Festival 2006 Mainstage Headliner
(St Catharines,ON,CANADA)

Mountain Stage NewSong Contest 2006 International Finalist

Rob has produced records for Peter Katz (First Of The Last To Know), Ian Sherwood (And Now The Fun Begins), Christen Zuch, Ryan Hennessey and more. He's currently working on new records with Peter Katz and Steve Strongman.