Rob Picazo is a Rhythm & Blues singer and guitarist born in Madrid to a Spanish father and English mother. Rob moved to the UK in 2007 at the age of 14, and settled in the South East, immersing himself in the country’s rich musical landscape. After a few years of musical soul-searching, he found… soul. British musicians like Peter Green and Steve Winwood first brought the Blues to Rob’s attention, before R&B musicians and Soul pioneers like Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Solomon Burke, and Ernie K-Doe (if we kept naming, we’d be here all day) convinced him this was the path to take.
Following a style championed by legendary songwriter, Dan Penn, Rob combines soulful vocals, relatable lyrics and bluesy melodies, whilst drawing on themes and sounds from Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans. Following a two-month trip through the Southern States of the US, filming a documentary about roots music, Rob has spent the last 3 years making a name for himself in the British Blues scene. He has played in popular venues like the Green Note, the Spice of Life and the Kino Theatre, whilst opening for some of the best musicians on the circuit, such as Dom Pipkin, Martin Harley and Brooks Williams. His debut album, Spanish Moss was released on the 29th of September 2017.
This is top notch… he feels the blues through and through
Blues Blast Magazine (US)
He has that soul and presence
Blues Matters Magazine (UK)
Picazo is a versatile artist with a lot of attention to detail for instrumentation and songwriting.
He has a huge future; classy songs and an all-round cool vibe.
East Side Slim, Rhythm Highways (US)
Blues, Soul, R&B
Harry Whitty Band