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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Meet the band #2

Rob Coxon 

Rob plays a whole lot of different styles such as rock, jazz, blues and musical theatre in venues such as cruise ships, nightclubs, pubs, festivals, concert halls and for television. 

He has worked with a wide variety of national and international acts including Tommy Tycho, Tony Barber, Daryl Sommers, Vanetta Fields, Dick Emery, James Morrison, Barry Crocker, Brian Cadd, John English, Colleen Hewitt, Normie Rowe, Simon Gallaher, Lucky Starr, The Platters, The Drifters, Johnny Young and the Young Talent Team, Chad Morgan, Smokey Dawson, Johnny Nihol, Gregg Arthur, 4 Trax (later known as Human Nature) and Ian Turpie!!

In his various groups he has supported acts such as Albert King, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Canned Heat, Little Charlie and the Night Cats, Lonnie Mack, Mick Taylor (ex Rolling Stones), INXS, Mondo Rock, Midnight Oil, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Mental as Anything, Swanee, Misex, The Swingers, John Paul Young, Russell Morris and Rita Coolidge. 

He has played at festivals including Jazz in the Vines, Jazz in the Pines; Norfolk Island, Wollongong Jazz Festival and the East Coast Blues Festival as well as at venues in Newcastle, Dubbo, Morpeth, Moonan Flat, Central Coast, Wollongong, Goulburn, Bimbadgen, Thredbo and Lord Howe Island.

Rob is also a teacher, visual artist and author; including the book Art from Uranus - fine art dumbed down for the general populationI and a number of articles published in international music magazine Modern Drummer.

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