Robert Farrell is best known for his blistering rock guitar work... According to Billboard Magazine, Robert is "arguably the greatest undiscovered guitarist in Canada." His smooth, sexy vocals compliment those virile guitar sounds.
He's been called "Canada’s answer to Johnny Winter, Robert Cray and Sonny Landreth” (Music Morsels), and his 6 self-produced CDs give him claim to some fine songwriting since 1996: Freedom for My Soul, When the Banks of theMississippi Run Dry, Robert Farrell Express, AutoLoader, Sun House Fury, and Elegant Chaos.
His band, rfb, was Canadian runner-up in the MUSIC AID International Music Awards last December, and represented Eastern Ontario at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis this past February.
This "genetically engineered guitarist for the 21st century" (ProCritic Radio) has plans to rock out on this planet for a while.
robert farrell band headlining at Merchant Tap House on Saturday, June 23 in Kingston, Ontario at 10:00 pm for Podcasters Across Borders 2007.
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About Robert Farrell
Ottawa’s Robert Farrell, has been described by Billboard Magazine as “arguably the greatest undiscovered guitarist in Canada”. He’s no longer undiscovered, but the “greatest guitarist” label still sticks.
With the release of the all-instrumental Elegant Chaos (2004), Robert has now produced six albums including: Freedom For My Soul (1996), When the Banks of the Mississippi Run Dry (1997), Robert Farrell Express (2000), “Best of” AutoLoader (2002) and Sun House Fury Part I (SHF) (2003). Selected tracks from all the CDs have received extensive local, and selected national and international radio play and Internet exposure.
Hug Me Squeeze Me, a cut from Express, hit #1 on the mp3.com blues rock chart twice totaling 5 weeks at the top spot; the track was as high as 23 on the World Top 40 mp3.com chart in the company of such artists as Madonna and R.E.M.
To close off 2002, Robert offered his “Best of” AutoLoader, a 12 track collection of his most downloaded songs with two bonus tracks: Incidental Blues and Joelee, a cut played on local stations and selected radio spots in Canada the same year. AutoLoader upped the ante as to what fans expect from Robert and he delivered on Sun House Fury Part I (SHF).
SHF Part I rocks out, with guitar playing and smooth, sexy vocals that are uniquely and singularly Robert Farrell. Stronghold of Love hit #2 on New Artist Radio’ (NAR) top 40 chart. (July, 2004). Woolly Mammoth was selected as the #3 song for all of 2004 on the On the Horizon Radio Show as well as repeating as the show’s #10 track for 2005.
Unspoken Lament off of Elegant Chaos hit #1 on NAR in July, 2005. Tracks Razorback and Manhattan Sunburst hit the #10 spot on the On the Horizon Show for the year 2006. And the awards keep coming...backed by drummer, Andrew Lamarche, and bass player, Stephen Clarke, robert farrell band (rfb) was the runner-up Canadian band in MUSIC AID’s International Music Awards last December. Robert also scored two runner-up placements as Best Male Solo Artist and Best Male Songwriter.
This past February, rfb represented southeastern Ontario at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis where the band showcased its rock blues driven sound. It’s no wonder Robert’s been called “Canada’s answer to Johnny Winter, Robert Cray and Sonny Landreth.” and rfb, is singularly a heady mix of rock n’ blues whose musicians deliver every time.