Melbourne singer-songwriter Rob Snarski is back with a brand new single 'All God's Creatures' ahead of the release of his second solo album Sparrow & Swan.
Featuring exquisite guitar work from Shane O’Mara, beautiful harmonies from gal duo Broads and a Havana-style piano solo from the wandering hands of Kiernan Box, 'All God's Creatures' takes a stroll through a dramatic Australian summer day where Snarski's velvet-voice sings “the heat shakes the air and the rain vows to kiss the ground..." and somehow within there’s the struggle of grander ideas - the science of climate and the existence of a God.
For the launch of his album Sparrow & Swan, Rob is bringing his band to the Caravan Music Club in Melbourne on Friday 5 April (with special guests Broads) and to The Spotted Mallard on Saturday 4 May, The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Adelaide on Sunday 14 April (two shows at 2pm & 5pm), the Camelot Lounge in Marrickville on Friday 10 May, Smith's Alternative in Canberra on Saturday 25 May, The Junk Bar in Brisbane on Saturday 1 June, The Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine on Friday 14 June and The Lost Ones Basement Bar in Ballarat on Saturday 15 June.
Rob Snarski's musical life began as a ten-year-old, playing a very heavy 120 button accordion gifted to him by his grandmother. He took up the guitar in his teens and formed Chad’s Tree in the 1980s with his singer, song-writer brother Mark. Chad’s Tree released two albums, Buckle in the Rail and Kerosenealong with several singles before Rob left to pursue his interest in words and melodies. He found his voice and the spotlight with part-time, holiday-band The Bottomless Schooners of Old, featuring members of The Triffids, later going on to share vocal duties with David McComb in The Blackeyed Susans and singing the songs penned by McComb and founding member Phil Kakulas. Later, he took on the craft of song-writing himself.
He has written and co-written songs on The Blackeyed Susans releases Mouth to Mouth, Spin The Bottle, La Mascara, Shangri-La and Close Your Eyes and See and has released several solo CDs and duo recordings – There Is Nothing Here That Belongs To You with Dan Luscombe, his acclaimed solo debut Wounded Bird and the album of cover versions, Low Fidelity (Songs By Request), recorded at home in the hills of Tecoma on a trusty iPhone.
Rob has toured the globe with The Blackeyed Susans and as a guest vocalist with The Triffids and has graced the same stage as Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and Nico amongst others not quite as popular.
Album launches: Friday 5 April - Caravan Music Club, Melbourne VIC | Tickets Sunday 14 April (2pm) - The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide SA | Tickets Sunday 14 April (5pm) - The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide SA | Tickets Saturday 4 May - The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne VIC | Tickets Friday 10 May - Camelot Lounge, Marrickville NSW | Tickets Saturday 25 May - Smith's Alternative, Canberra ACT | Tickets Saturday 1 June - The Junk Bar, Ashgrove QLD | Tickets Friday 14 June - The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine VIC | Tickets Saturday 15 June - The Lost Ones Basement Bar, Ballarat VIC | Tickets