“Accomplished... powerfully beautiful... well focused songs... lived in voice.” - Graham Reid (“Black And White” review)
In March 2019, the seemingly tireless Rob Joass will release his 3rd solo album and embark on a tour taking in Sydney, Auckland Wellington, Christchurch and points in between.
Following the release of his 3rd solo album, Rob Joass is touring New Zealand and coming to Auckland on the 18th May. Rob is a classic Singer/Songwriter (and a 3 time finalist at the NZ music awards) drawing from a wide array of Folk and Country influences. For this show Rob will be sharing the bill with the excellent Mark Laurent.
Rob will be known to many music fans throughout New Zealand through his work with Hobnail, The Shot Band, and Too Many Chiefs. He writes compulsively, tours incessantly, teaches guitar, produces albums, and can be found behind a mixing desk live and in the studio when time allows. His songs have been covered by artists both in NZ and abroad.
Pencarrow contains 8 new originals, an acoustic re-working of Best Country Song finalist “Baggage” and a great version of Paul Kelly’s “When I First Met Your Ma”, which has long been a staple of Rob’s live set.
The album also features members of Rob’s backing band The Small Mercies: Hamish Graham on drums and backing vocals, Alan Norman on keys, Murray Costello on bass, and guests Kim Bonnington on backing vocals and Tony Burt on dobro.