PRESENTED BY PAULINE FREEMAN
What happens if you get a mix between The Stone Roses, The Beatles and a hint of Paul Weller with a little solo twist? The answer is ROB SMITH. Rob Smith burst onto the Dublin music scene in late 2003. During this time he toured extensively in many venues around the country. Sharing stages with many national and international acts, he earned himself praise musically from people such as Christy Dignam (Aslan) to Mark Coyle (Oasis' producer). Around this time he made a demo CD called "The Soul Shaker CD" which he'd give out at gigs which ultimately gave him an audience to play his own shows to in venues Between then and now Rob has played live at venues such as Vicar Street, Olympia Theatre, Whelans, The Village, Eamonn Dorans, The Sugar Club, Sky Portlaoise, Dolans Limerick, TF Royal Theatre Castlebar, Limelight Belfast, Music Factory Carlow, Empire Music Hall Belfast, Cavern Club Liverpool, Garage Glasgow to name but a few. His debut album "Throwing It All Away" was recorded in November 2007 when Rob packed up all his guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, laptops, pedals, boards...you name it...wrote and recorded the album within a week, playing all the instruments himself. Sounds like a rushed job. Not really. He had this all in his head for years. It sounds perfect. And March 2008 will see it's release. But enough of that. What makes Rob Smith different? Fuck knows...check it out for youself. Anyone who said they ever walked away from a Rob Smith gig disappointed obviously has never been to one.
Tune in again tomorrow!!!