Rob Stevenson Soloist Piano Keyboard Player Singer Vocalist

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Rob has performed from solo & duo up to nine-piece bands playing in many different kinds of venues.

He started his touring career with the USA based Blues Brothers Revival Band which took him to Tasmania and New Zealand and also included every city and outback town in and across Australia. One of the highlights with the Blues Brothers was playing the main river stage at Brisbane World Expo ’88.

Later Rob teamed up with friend Keith Urban and continued touring throughout Australia. Following this was a stint on Great Keppel Island which saw Rob as a liaison with some of Australia’s best known acts such as Michael Hutchence &amp INXS.

On return to Brisbane Rob became musical director and piano player for Park Avenue (the Bette Midler style cabaret show) as well as playing in Stevens ‘n Stephens (a renowned pub rock duo throughout Queensland).

Rob continued his music success by teaming up with Jenny Balmer, a musical collaboration that took them into the recording scene, culminating in their original album “All That Matters”, with six of the tracks written, arranged, and produced by Rob. Extensive promoting of this album took them through Asia, Christmas Island, and New Guinea. The album was nominated and successful with a win for Top Country Album of the year and also reached the top 6 nominations for Country Single of the year with “Going, Going, Gone” at the Queensland Recording Association Awards 1998.

From 2000, Rob continued his musical journey with the John McSweeney Shows, being musical director for some of the biggest names in Australia’s entertainment industry such as Jean Stafford, Judy Stone, Little Patti, Johnny Chester, Lee Conway, Chad Morgan, Dean Vegas; as well as international acts such as Kata Hay, and Joni Harms. Rob and the John McSweeney band won Country Group of the year in 2005 in the Entertainment of the Year Awards for Clubs in South Queensland. For fifteen years, Rob has also played as a duo with John McSweeney doing Morning Melodies shows for retirement villages and the disabled.

Rob has also enjoyed many successful stints as a session player using his keyboard skills for some of the Countdown (Australia) acts such as John Swan (Swannee), Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-Men), Scott Carne (Kids in the Kitchen), and The Chantoozies.

Rob has also been blessed to play piano/keyboards with international world music artists Deva Premal and Miten at their Ecstatic Chant Retreats in Lennox Head and Ballina and their concert at the Crystal Castle in Mullumbimby to over a thousand people.

Rob is currently working as a solo artist in many clubs throughout Queensland (as well as a regular keyboard player/vocalist for Swizzle with Dave Clayton and Leisa Kerris, Dean Vegas, Cool Change and The Argonauts).

As well as keyboards and vocals, Rob has full backing tracks and covers a wide variety of material which suits any and all venues. As Rob is also a professional piano player he has enjoyed playing piano (upright and baby grande) in many restaurants/motels/hotels/corporate functions.

In Rob’s own words; “Music is an international language that knows no boundaries and can help heal the world.”

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