Rob grew up in Santa Barbara, California, going to Dos Pueblos High School and UCSB. Soon after UCSB he joined a band called Redrum, with whom he would play the old venues in Los Angeles: Gazzarri’s, the Whisky A Go Go, Coconut Teazer, FM Station. Only the Whisky is still extant. In 1997 he moved to New York and has remained on the east coast ever since, despite an In N Out Burger addiction that requires him to visit California several times a year. Rob plays a left-handed Jackson Butterbean bass that he found at Drum City in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, of all places. He uses Couch guitar straps and plays a Hartke amp when not using the backline setup.
Wish Rob a happy birthday on July 12.