History

Countryography 

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1985-1996:       Greta & The Stray Shots

1996-2000:       The Coal Porters

1996 – Present: The Nadine Somers Band

2001 – Present: Rich Hall aka Otis Lee Crenshaw

2002 – 2009:     Vegas

2009 – Present: Lass Vegas (duo)

2014 – Present:  Rob Childs Solo

Rob has been a UK based country guitarist, steel player, bass player and singer most of his musical career.  Starting with his first band back in 1978 Max Headroom and the Car Parks, an odd mix of Essex Rn’B and Country Rock, he joined his first fully fledged country band Greta and the Stray Shots in 1985 and they were a fixture on the British country music scene for over ten years. Rob then teamed up with US singer and guitarist Sid Griffin, Sid had great international success with his Los Angeles based country rock band The Long Ryders, and the Coal Porters were his new band after they split. After 4 years as a Coal Porter, Rob formed the Nadine Somers Band back on the country circuit proper and with Bob Keeley they became extremely popular, winning many awards. Nadine left to have a family and he and Bob continued as Vegas. After a change in personnel (Andy Saphir for Bob), Nadine returned for a year or two and the duo became Lass Vegas. handing over the Lass duties to Marie Saunders in 2011.

In addition to the regular acts above, he has backed many artists in country music and in musical comedy with US Comic Rich Hall and playing in venues around the world, including Opryland in Nashville, Glastonbury, Hammersmith Apollo, The Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House and London’s O2 Arena. He has numerous recording, TV, Radio and DVD appearances to his name.

In addition to working with Marie in Lass Vegas and Rich Hall in the comedy world, he is also available as a solo country artist, and in Countryville, a trio featuring Marie Saunders, keyboard players Scott Newstead (Dominic Kirwan Band) or Stu Payne (Texas Tornados UK)… Go to the Booking page for more details..

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