The Jester 3:320:00 / 3:32
Rob is originally from Adelaide where he played with various bands before moving to Melbourne then finally settling in Sydney.
1977 - 78 Played in Adelaide, Napoleon’s Flowers, White Trash,
1978 - 81 Moved to Melbourne. Played with punk band News
Recorded with USA producer Kim Fowley, (Kiss. The
Runaways, etc). Released album "The Lonely Boys". The
album went triple Platinum in Europe.
Joined The Aliens –Toured nationally supporting The Police,
UK Squeeze etc. Released Album "Translator" having two top
ten singles, "Confrontation & "Follow That Girl"
1981 - Sydney – Audition for Sydney Conservatorium Of Sydney
and was accepted. Left The Aliens to study Classical
Percussion. Won Scholarships for next 3 consecutive years.
During this time Rob played at The Sydney Opera House
performing with the Conservatorium Orchestra and The
Willoughby Symphony Orchestra
1982 - Kim Humphreys Band
1982 - Great Dane – Toured NSW and released self titled CD " Great
Dane" One song featured on double Platinum album “HEAVY”
1982 - 1988 Toured nationally with well known 1960s singer Jeff St
John (Jeff St John and The Copperwine—Teach Me How To
Fly, and Big Time Operator).
1984 - Boss – Toured nationally.
1985 - Mirrored Image – Toured Australia & overseas
1986 – Played with The Deltoids feat Denis Wilson, (Khavas Jute)
and John Strangio “The Dingoes”
1989- Co-Wrote with Joy Smithers (Actress All Saints, Bangkok
Hilton etc) "Young Love" which was on ABC Mini Series
Stringer as well as Wendy Matthews and Kate Cebrano
album "You’ve Always got the Blues". "Young Love" was the
first single released and soundtrack received an ARIA Award in
1991- Grog ‘n Grumble
1992- Spectacular Feets – CD released "Meet Me At The Station"
Rob Grosser Biography page 2
1992- Lightning Ridge- CD released "Such Is Life"
1993- Gina Ogilvie - Produced /Co-wrote songs/Played Drums &
Percussion on CD "Storm"
1994- Dave Stevens – Produced & Played drums on CD "Kookoon"
1995- Napoleon Blown Apart - Toured and released CD "Napoleon
1996- Keith Alan & The Breakers –Released CD "The Stealer"
1997- Wayne Gillespie & Passionfish toured nationally released self
titled CD. "Wayne Gillespie & Passionfish"
1998 -The Narcs – Toured New Zealand
1998 - Blue Sierra – Toured and released CD "Blue Sierra"
1999 - Played and recorded with Chris Turner & The Tomcats
1999 - Famous Blue Raincoat – Toured New Zealand and played at
various festivals including Sweetwater Festival in NZ
1998-2000 -Tim Gaze & The Blues Doctors – Toured and released
CD "Blues Remedy" featuring Jim Conway, (Capt Matchbox,
Tim Gaze, Mike Gubb, (Crowded House, Split Enz)
2000 - Recorded Steve Bevis CD
2000-2010 – Mixed/ Mastered albums by The BackSliders-
“Preaching The Blues”/ Big Rock Records –“25years” / Tim
Gaze -“Rough Diamonds” / The Blues Pirates self titled /
Rick & The Goose – “Valley Of The Blues”/ Blues Hangover
“Greetings from the Aloha Monkey”/ Sydney Blues Festival
– Complimation CD
2000 - Jan Preston – Played various Blues festivals and Sydney
Played venues with Brent Johns and recorded cd “Long
Distance” which Rob played drums, and co-produced / Mixed
the cd with Brent Murphy
Released cd “Sydney Basin Blues” by Tim Gaze & Rob
Grosser with special guests Mike Gubb, Don Hopkins, Jan
Preston, Skip Sails, Chris Turner.
2001 – Released Dr Dons Double Dose cd, “Conjure Bag”. Also
performed with double dose around venues and festivals
2002 - The Hoochie Coochie Men. with Tim Gaze, (Stevie Wright,
Khavas Jute), Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore)
and Jim Conway (Capt Matchbox, Jim Conway’s Big Wheel).
Release self titled album
2003 – The Hoochie Coochie Men with Jon Lord. Recorded live
CD/DVD with Jon Lord (Deep Purple) , Jimmy Barnes, Toured
Australia and released Cd/DVD internationally.
2004 – Joined band with Pete Wells (Rose Tattoo) and Chris Turner
(Buffalo) called Rocks Push and release new self titled album
Put together band with Pete Wells and Lucy DeSoto called
Lucy Desoto & The Handsome Devils. The band releases 3
cds and toured nationally as well as over seas festivals. The cds
were “self titled”, “Lowdown & Travelling”, “Whisky Dance”
2005 – Recorded with Pete Wells 2 solo cds, “Bodgie DaDa” and
“Mothers Worry” Played with Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters)
and Fiona Boyes
2008 – Recorded Tim Gaze & Rob Grosser cd “River City Blues” a
live cd recorded at the Brisbane Blues Fest.
Rob was nominated for Producer of the Year for the Chain
Tim won Vocalist of The Year in the Chain Awards
On compliation album “Anthology” by Tim Gaze
Recorded cd with Vince Love Groove – “ Mongrels Of
Passion. Members were Tim Gaze, Glen Muirhead, (Wendy
Mathews) and Chris Bailey, (GangaJang, The Angels)”
2009 – Record and release Famous Blue Raincoat EP. Rob played
drums, co-wrote the songs and co-produced and mixed the
EP with Wayne Gillespie
Played festivals, venues with Dr Dons Double Dose
Released cd Tim Gaze & Rob Grosser “Better Days”. All
Songs written by Tim & Rob with both players co-producing
and mixing the album
Record new studio cd with Jon Lord & The Hoochie Coochie
Men titled “Danger White Men Dancing”. Features Jon Lord,
(Deep Purple, White Snake), Jimmy Barnes, (Cold Chisel),
Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Bob Daisley, (Ozzy Osbourne,
Uriah Heap), Tim Gaze, Jeff Duff, (Hush)
On compilation cd “Blues For The Bears” with Tim Gaze. To
raise money for saving the polar bears
Rob Grosser Biography
2010 – Recorded with Chris Turner & The Cave Men. Played and co-
mixed the album. To be released 2012.
Released Tim Gaze & Rob Grosser cd “Twang The Drum” a
rock album with songs written by Tim and Rob with Rob
playing co-producing/mixing the cd with Tim.
2011 – Dr Dons Double Dose with Don Hopkins win the ”Blues
Performers of The Year” for the ACT & NSW.
- Joined with Screaming Jets songwriter, Guitarist Grant
Walmsley in Agents Of Peace playing national music festivals
as well as venues around Australia.
2012 – Performed with Dr Dons Double Dose at the Memphis
International Blues Challenge achieving 2nd place in the
event. The duo also played in Nashville.
Also recorded with Dr Dons Double Dose at Ardent Studios
Hot Shots” Vol 1. feat Tim Gaze, (Taman Shud, Jimmy Barnes), Chris
Turner, (Rose Tattoo, Buffalo), Al Britton, (Bondi Cigars, The
Produced, Mixed and played drums on new CD “The Hot Shots Vol 1 CD
Reached No 2 on The Australian Blues & Roots Charts plus nominated for Australian Blues Awards – Best Group, Best Male Vocalist, and Song Of the Year.
Featuring members from Dynamic Hepnotics, Rose Tattoo, Stevie Wright, Bondi Cigars
Famous Blue Raincoat playing, mixing with Wayne Gillespie and members from King Crimson, Ray Charles.
Free Bird playing, mixing new album with Grant Walmsley, (The Screaming Jets)
Drum/ Music Workshops – Thredbo Music Festival, Goulburn Conservatorium,
Released Elephant In The Room “The Finn” - Producing playing drum, Guitars & Keyboards for instrumental cd with Illya Szwec, Pete Wells (Rose Tattoo), Tim Gaze
(Taman Shud), Chris Turner (Rose Tattoo), Clayton Doley (Slash), Don Hopkins (Dr Dons Double Dose) and Chris Trner
Elephant In The Room released through Bombora Records. AVAILABLE NOW
Produced and played drums on Sydney blues band The Stayers. recorded at Rob's Disgracelands Studio. The cd is called "About Time" and is to be released 2014
Advanced Diploma in Music Technolgy
Cert 4 Workplace training and Assessment
Certified operator for Pro Tools
Rob has taught music business as well as music technology at Wyong Tafe, Quakers Hill Tafe, Shellharbour Tafe and Northholm Grammar High School. He has also taught music at Morrisett Psych Hospital and Kariong Maximum Security Centre.
Rob is head teacher for Music Technology / Music Business teacher at Ourimbah Tafe