Rob Draper



EP01 - Living On The Land
from Songwriting Adventures

EP02 - Being Resourceful

E03 - Finding A Home

E04 - Staying At Friends Houses

E05 Big In Korea

E06 - Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

E07 - Nirvana In Nevada

copyright © rob draper, 2019

After studying Prof. Screenwriting at RMIT I spent a few hedonistic years writing songs in Australia for myself, local acts, TV Commercials and Mark Holden. I then represented Australia at Nashville’s Americana Music Festival which resulted in a seat in APRA SongHubs Nashville where I wrote with some of the best writers the world has to offer. Following that I moved to write for Starstruck Studios on Music Row.
I wrote a few songs for Jasmine Rae, namely "Rock n Roll Town", the number one track off her ARIA nominated album ‘If I Want To’, as well as “Jude” with Gretta Ziller on her CMC 2018 nominated album and “Careless Hearts” with Lachlan Bryan.
I’ve been a two-time semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) and in a range of commercials
spanning several years I was the voice for Qantas, TAC, Blind Dogs Association, In-A-Biscuit, Snickers...and Triple M.
A songwriting career highlight for me was touring with Ramblin Jack Elliot and accidentally stealing £100 from Dennis Hopper - which really has nothing to do with songwriting, except I’d just played a show in London.
After opportunity knocked I moved to Melbourne, Australia to develop a TV drama and feature film. One of them is about music. I’m still open to writing songs so if you’re interested feel free to make contact.
“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
Below is a very serious documentary I made for my friends in Nashville after they showed an interest in what it’s like being a songwriter in Australian.