I'm an Australian singer/songwriter. Most recently I spent a 5 months writing on Music Row in Nashville after taking part in APRA SongHub Nashville. Over there I wrote with great writers like Jesse Walker, Robert Ellis Orall, Jerry Salley, Phil Barton, Ward Davis & Kim Richey. I also represented Sounds Australia at the Americana Festival in Nashville late last year.
I wrote "Rock n Roll Town" with Jasmine Rae that’s the number one track off her 2014 ARIA nominated album "If I Want To" and wrote another song "We Don't Know Any Other Way" on her 2015 release, "Heartbeat". I've also written 8 songs with Mark Holden (Australian Idol) last year and recently finished a few songs that are produced by Mark Holden and Steve Scanlon that will feature on Rob's forthcoming album, The Future Comes.
The Choir of Hard Knocks use a song I wrote called, Will Sing For Food, and it appears on their album "Hope and Inspiration". A career highlight for me was touring with Ramblin Jack Elliot on his Australian run - touring Europe (meeting Dennis Hopper) and playing along side great Aussie writers like Mark Seymour, James Reyne & Tex Perkins. I was also a finalist in the Telstra Road to Tamworth and the International Songwriting Contest (2013-2014).
“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