Rob Draper is a Melbourne based singer/songwriter. He’s most recently 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 the GFC damaged some prospects and 'living arrangements', Rob returned to Australia to record and expand his career. We was a finalsit in the Telstra Road to Tamworth and the International Songwriting Contest (2013-2014).

He recently finished some songs that are produced by Mark Holden and Steve Scanlon for The Holden Brothers Travelling Circus. He also co-wrote 5 more songs with Holden for other projects and co-wrote a song with Jasmine Rae that’s the number one track off her 2014 ARIA nominated album "If I Want To". Rob continues to write with some of Australia's best artists.

For inspiration, Rob has used everything from the personal impact of the Victorian bushfires, lost and found love, the loss of his father to Cancer and his insightful social commentary to write songs for a new album titled "Stolen Curtains" (to be launched in mid-2014).


Clinton Roberts

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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