The Rob Strong Band LIVE in Greystones
'STILL GOING STRONG'
The legendary Rob Strong brings his band back to The Hot Spot Music Club in Greystones , after selling out his previous two shows there in April 2022 and Feb 2020.The Derry native with the sensational blues/soul voice has been playing LIVE for the last six decades! Rob continues to perform with that same distinctive voice that saw him mesmerise audiences in the late 1960s when he fronted the iconic Plattermen showband from Omagh Co. Tyrone!
Check out our special 15 min You Tube video on Rob's career which includes 5 TV performances from 1982, 1986, 1988, 2007 and 2018 plus footage from three festivals in 2022, The Stoneybatter Festival Dublin ('Further on up the Road'), The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre The Naul Co. Dublin with 'After Midnight', The Harvest Blues Festival Monaghan with 'Treat her Right' at The Westenra Hotel. The video begins with the late Gerry Ryan introducing Rob in 1982. Rob Strong himself also looks back on his amazing career when he started out in the showband scene in the 1960s progressing to The Rockets, Las Vegas and his own Rob Strong Band right up to 2022.
QUOTES ON ROB STRONG
“Rob Strong is unique. He is incredibly talented. In my opinion he is the best Blues or Soul singer to ever come out of Ireland. His innate gift is his voice and his timing is incredible. COLM WILKINSON
“Seeing Rob Strong with the Plattermen in the late 60s was big influence on me. To hear a fellow Northerner sing the soul music I loved so well, gave me a lot of confidence that one day I could find my own voice. Rob is one of the true originals!” PAUL BRADY
“To play with someone of the calibre of Rob Strong was a huge honour for me as Rob was one of the best singers I had ever seen in Ireland. JOHNNY LOGAN
“When I first heard Rob Strong sing ‘Living Doll’, I honestly felt that Rob sang it better than Cliff Richard himself! BRIAN COLL
“Rob Strong would have been a big hero of mine back in the day. I was starting to be a bass player myself but he was on a different level. The thing about Rob is, he’s a serious package, bass chops, voice and presence BARRY DEVLIN (HORSLIPS).
“When I think of Rob Strong I think of a big voice doing Bluesy stuff with a raw edge. Rob Strong has a big engine and a great vocal range. PHIL COULTER
For more see www.robstrong.ie and ROB STRONG BAND LIVE on Facebook
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