I spent a few years writing on music row in Nashville for Starstruck Studios, after representing Australia at the Americana Festival, Nashville. I was then awarded a seat in the APRA SongHubs songcamp in Nashville, where I wrote with some of the best writers the world has to offer.
I wrote "Rock n Roll Town" with Jasmine Rae that’s the number one track off her ARIA nominated album ‘If I Want To’. I've also written for Mark Holden (Australian Idol) and The Choir of Hard Knocks use my song, “Will Sing For Food”. It appears on their latest album.
I’ve been a two time semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC), and continue to write with a diverse range of great artists in Australia and the US, as well as writing and performing for commercial radio at Flagstaff Studios.
A career highlight for me was touring with Ramblin Jack Elliot and accidentally stealing £100 from Dennis Hopper.
Presently, I’m nearly two years into rehab from a life altering, to say the least, car accident. But, I’m still writing. I’m now based in Melbourne, Australia.
“The world is full of singer/songwriters clutching their guitars with meaningful words. Fortunately, Rob Draper rises above the pack. Draper has a strangely appealing high, old-young voice, and an accomplished ear for a tune. His songs are lively, heartfelt and lyrically interesting.” The Age
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