rock'n'roll, pop, jazz, flamenco from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Guitar, Vocals details
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Born April 15, 1967 in St.Catharines , Ontario , Robert Keith Eller was given his first guitar for his 9th birthday. By the age of 13 he was making appearances in talent shows and school plays and by 15 was performing regularly for his church , where his parents both sang in the choir.
His first band "Common Language" formed while still in high school ,was quite a success and was immediately packing the local club scene. Rob stayed with the band through his mid 20's , spending a few solid years touring the eastern side of Canada , and getting a good feel for life on the road , which as it turned out wasn't that appealing and he decided to leave the band.
This is where it all changed. Rob soon discovered he had a gnack for performing solo , and embarked on a coffee house tour. " It was these years that my voice truly developed..." Eller states .
In Sept '96 Rob moved to California ... 16 years he played the best venues in LA and Orange County , including The Roxy , Mozambique , The Coach House , Blue Water Music Festival , ... and was honored to headline Laguna Beach's Hospitality Night 4 years in a row , and headline Sawdust Festival opening night 3 years in a row , becoming one of the most popular entertainers around.
Anna Curtis , Orange County Register
"Eller’s vocals float over the crowd in gruff, impassioned tones , his first song, a Cat Stevens rendition, wafts groovy into the ears of the audience. Eller is a one-man cover band, crooning everything from Dave Mathews to Stephenwolf. Although the tunes are at once identifiable and transcending, Eller adds his own unique timbre to every note and rift...and it works magic on his listeners. Eller even sings and plays unbelievable stretches of Spanish songs beautifully. “I love the feeling I get when I’m performing, entertaining people and making them happy,” he says , “It’s very empowering..." and by the looks of the jam-packed patio and swaying heads, we weren’t the only ones unwilling to give up our seats."
Available for casual jamming
Available for serious projects
Available for lessons