Rob Draper is an Australian singer/songwriter. Most recently he's spent a few months writing on Music Row in Nashville after taking part in APRA SongHub Nashville with other writers such as Robert Ellis Orall, Jerry Salley, Phil Barton and Kim Richey.
Before the USA called, Rob spent a few
years living and playing music abroad, basing himself mostly in a Caravan in the centre of London. Before he left Australia’s shores he toured with folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, played with Tex Perkins, Mark Seymour, James Reyne and acted in Australian TV dramas Neighbours & Blue Heelers - all while being the voice of Vodafone, Qantas, In-A-Biscuit and many others.
After releasing his debut album "The Rest Are Details", a musical endeavour with Pink Floyd/Billy Bragg manager (Peter Jenner) sent him overseas where he fell in love with Europe and it’s broad musical landscape. After his visa ran out Rob returned to Australia to record and expand his career. He was featured in Melboure Music Week, was a finalsit in the Telstra Road to Tamworth and the International Songwriting Contest (2013-2014).
Rob wrote a song with Jasmine Rae that’s the number one track off her 2014 ARIA nominated album "If I Want To". He's also written 8 songs with Mark Holden (Australian Idol) and recently finished a few songs that are produced by Mark Holden and Steve Scanlon that will feature on Rob's forthcoming album, Stolen Curtains.
Later in 2014 Rob will be performing at the Americana Festival and has been invited to take part as a writer in the 2014 Nashville SongHubs.
“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