Rob Joass (vocals and guitar) and Jo Moir (vocals and violin) have performed together in Hobnail for over 25 years now. They have toured all over the world and of course extensively throughout New Zealand, releasing 8 albums including 2019’s Best Of “Boots and All” (5 Stars – NZ Musician). They are 3 time finalists at the NZ Music Awards (Best Folk Album and twice for Best Country Song).
Rob moved to New Zealand from his native Sydney over 25 years ago. Since then he has maintained a consistently high profile in folk music circles in New Zealand, having released 10 albums with his bands Hobnail, Too Many Chiefs and The Shot Band, and touring the country regularly. He has been a finalist at the NZ Music Awards 3 times (twice for best country song, once for best folk album) and has had songs covered by bands in New Zealand and Canada.