Rob has recently released a string of singles including the Ep “Touched” with 5 of Rob’s songs done acoustically. The Ep includes “Cold Hearted Woman”, “One Day at a Time”, “Midnight Dreams”, “Sweet Memories”, and “Got No Shame”. A very relaxing mix of some of Rob’s favorite songs. Rob has also been busy recording a series of rock releases including: “Rollin’ with the Breeze”, “Secrets of the Night”, “Tell Me That You Want Me”, “You’re My Dream”, “Visions”, “Cold and Lonely Nights”, “Second Chance”, “Danger Zone”, “Moonshine Whiskey”, “Down By the River”, “Get You Lookin’”, ”Lock On You”, “Sleepless Nights”, “She’s so Fine”, and “Lookin’ For Change”. Rob is currently with ReverbNation (RobMcCoy9.com) where he consistently stays in the top 100 of his genre. Rob is also currently represented by ITNS radio S.W.C. as one of their VIP artists.
Rob and his wife Julia have formed a production company, MuzArt Productions LLC which has led Rob to become a You Tube creator. His channel, “Rob McCoy Music Channel” that has his storyboard videos. Rob collaborated with Models from all over the world resulting in these wonderful musical portfolios for the models, and a great video for Rob’s songs. Muzart Productions also has it’s Rock-N-Ware Store that has options for you to make an appointment for one of Rob’s services: Artist Development, Recording Consultation, Storyboard feature Videos, and our Rock-n-Wear jewelry, shirts and assorted item.
Rob’s band Robbie C and the P Town Rockers are bringing Rob’s material out to you live. Rob’s material has a British Invasion/70’s Rock feel to it. The band is getting ready to start their winter touring, as well as, spending some time in the studio recording their second release. This new release will following their first release entitled “Down By the River”.
Robbie C and the P Town Rockers consist of Rob McCoy on Lead Vocals/Lead Guitar, Mike Hamm on Rhythm Guitar, Dean Parrish on Bass, and the one and only Mike Barady on Drums. The band has really caught a groove and are putting a New Twist on a Classic Sound. The band is currently scheduling dates for their upcoming Winter and Spring touring schedule. Check us out on Facebook @RockinRobbie10
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Our genre is Rock. It's kind of Neuvo Classic Rock. You can definitely hear the influence of the British Invasion and the 70's music in general. We give a new twist to a classic sound. We tell some good stories, have some killer riffs going on, and a groove that just won't stop.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Interesting question. My name is Rob McCoy. I'm a real McCoy descended from the families involved with the McCoy/Hatfield feud. So I have a name that is uttered around the world when referring to the real deal. My performing persona is quite different than my everyday self. I thought of creating an entity I could be fronting a band which explains the Robbie C part. The P Town Rockers are just that. I've got three of my best friends for band mates and we have a blast performing our music. We live near G-ville which is P-Towns way of saying Gainesville. So that explains the P Town Rocker part. We are having a blast.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
As a trained Classical guitarists my influences have been many. Andre Segovia, John Williams/Julian Bream. Great classical guitarists. I'm schooled in jazz as well. I enjoy Wes Montgomery, but more into George Benson, Pat Matheny, 70's jazz guys. My writing influence is straight up Lennon/McCartney. I love moving from major to minor keys as the song dictates. Lyrics I try to keep positive, but I do write about reality and it is not always pretty. My rock guitar influences include but not exclusive to Jimmy Page, David Gilmore, George Harrison, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, and Jimi Hendrix. All of who owe a debt of gratitude to Buddy Guy and Dick Dale.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
We are releasing our Debut CD entitled "Down By the River". It's a collection of 10 songs that propelled us to where we are now. We will begin working on our second release mid-February. We are looking forward to getting into the studio and get some new things out as soon as we can. MuzArt Productions is an ongoing collaborative effort providing storyboard Rock video portfolios for models and artists who want to get their material/face/brand out to a wider audience.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
Doesn't everyone want the golden record deal in the sky? Count me in for that. We are releasing material at a fairly nice clip. In the digital environments I find myself in, I am keeping my material fresh and consistent. Each song taking my guitar playing and over all production to new heights. I wouldn't mind selling a song or two to some artists with high Marque appeal, but I also love performing my own material. There's nothing like it. Our plan of action is to keep churning out tunes in the digital world hoping to find the right pair of ears, and start gaining a regional following in the Southeastern US by bringing our music to you live.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
That's a tough one. I really like where my playing landed on our first release. I've got some nice stuff I enjoy playing. We have a new tune we have been doing called "Lookin' for Change" that I stretch out a bit on the lead section. No rules, just let it rip. Most everything we have out on radio is fairly carved in stone. This one takes you back to the days of the extended guitar solo. I might have to go with that one for now. Moonshine Whiskey would run a close second because that song tell the story of the McCoy Hatfield feud. Great story, great guitar solo in it. Kind of an anthem to Moonshining.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
The biggest challenge for me has been finding that vehicle that is going to take me to where I want to be. Not just where I want to be, but where I want the band to be. We have a lot to offer. A sound very reminiscent of classic rock that has new life in it. We are looking for that right set of ears that says YES! This is what we have been looking for!!!
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Songs come to me like the breeze through a window. If I am lucky enough to capture it, I can write the song in under 5 minutes. Whole story, melody and chord progression. Those are the good ones. Drifting in the wind just waiting to land on the right set of ears. So my method is like, O.K., where is something to write on, write with, gotta get this down. Once down, I will remember. Strange. If I have to work too long on a song it is a sign that it is not going to be some of my best work. The good ones come from an unknown source.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Social media has transformed my career. I got into DAW and churning out some tunes, then found out I could post them to You Tube, share it on my Facebook Page and start building a following without having to leave my studio. Unbelievable. Now we have a global following who now has the opportunity to enjoy what we have to offer. Knowing that my Chart ranking Nationally and Globally is generally in the top 100 at ReverbNation is a testament of the power of Social Media. We are getting plenty of attention. It's been a tremendous boost
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
At Reverb Nation my playlist has Lookin' For Change, She's So Fine, Lock on You, Sleepless Nights, She's so Fine. I'm one of my biggest fans. But my playlists vary. Usually its Beatles, then Acid Rock, Ringo, and some Trance Music if I have to get something done in a hurry.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I started performing at 11 or 12 at piano recitals and it kind of snowballed from their. No matter what I have done, I have always made music. I've enjoyed a career as a Chemist, but I'm a Rocker at heart and I guess I will always be. I love playing my music and especially lead guitar to a crowd. It's a joy to see the folks in the crowd smile during the songs and see them relax and let their hair down. Let them get a momentary escape from their troubles and cares.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Practice, Practice, Practice. There is always someone better than you out there, so make that as difficult as possible. Also, persevere, learn to embrace rejection and allow it to fuel your determination to take your music career further along. Some get lucky, but most have to rise up through the trenches. Stock up on Endurance! Believe in yourself. Get out there and Sell it!
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
Glad that is not my part.... Just pull more for the artist and writers regarding royalties and some way to collect them in this new world of streaming and free downloading. All the balls are up in the air. I'm not sure anyone knows how this is going to play out. I'm along for the ride though.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Originality is essential. That is what gets people's attention. I am counting on that being one of the factors that sets apart from the fray in today's Rock scene and Alternative world. We are unique in today's spectrum. We are banking on that being a good thing.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I would like to thank College Underground Radio for supporting what we are doing and giving me this opportunity to share a little bit about me, my music and the boys in the band. We all Thank You! Also, Thank You to all of our fans out there who have supported us and given us the drive to bring this show to you and letting us be a part of your lives.