Rob Tognoni The TasMANian Devil New Album Brave Now Out
Having heard Rob Tognoni live at HRH Blues 2016, I was excited at the opportunity to listen to the single Brave from the album. Bluesdoodles predicts that the single will get lots of airplay. Why? It is strong, brave rock with a hard vein of blues flowing through. The vocals have power and purpose the drumming kicks up the beat and then the blue icing that fills the track Rob Tognoni’s guitar. The tone, pace the riffs that fit into a pocket earworm that you want to carry around this is a confident number that sets out the stall and makes you run to get the album Brave. This is easily done as Rob is on Tour in the UK throughout November.
Thursday, 03/11/2016, The Arc, Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees
Friday, 04/11/2016, The Iron Road, Evesham, Worcestershire
Saturday, 05/11/2016, Haven Club @ the Art Bar, The Bullingdon Oxford
Sunday 6th November Black Market Warsop
Monday, 07/11/2016, The Half Moon, Putney, London
Wednesday, 09/11/2016, Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester
Joining Rob Tognoni are Gaz Rackman – bass and Mike Hellier – drums
“A stunning guitarist with killer licks, and a fine blues rock feel…” Jazz FM, London
From Tasmania, Australia & introduced to Europe by blues master Dave Hole in 1994, Rob Tognoni delivers a 100% powerfully charged experience with every performance. There is simply no compromise, which is strongly evident in his music.
After 45 years his explosive guitar playing and unique songs are now being compared with the greats of his genre and have firmly established him in the European venues & festivals as well as gaining many fans of hard blues rock worldwide.
His latest release “Brave” is a testament to his writing and production skills. The album consists of 12 original tracks with the influences ranging from Rory Gallagher to Frank Zappa.