Most recently I spent a 5 months writing on Music Row in Nashville after taking part in APRA SongHubs 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 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 my 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 latest album. A career highlight for me was touring with Ramblin Jack Elliot on his Australian run (and driving him around Australia), 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
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