Welcome

Hello and welcome to my website. I'm a singer-songwriter from the North of England, now based in Wellington, New Zealand. Here you will find information about forthcoming performances and how to sample or purchase my debut album: Pales with Grace.

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A bit of publicity 

They say there's no such thing as bad publicity. That must mean there's good publicity and gooder publicity. This is gooder publicity. The nice people at the AU Review published a small piece on yours truly under their 'Stumbled upon' theme. Check out the full article here:
http://www.theaureview.com/interviews/stumbled-upon-041-rob-heyes-melbourne

The end of a chapter or the start of a new one? 

As I put the finishing touches to this website and await delivery of my newly pressed album CDs, it's tempting to think of this as the end of a journey. It began a couple of years ago when I resumed song-writing again (after a 20-year hiatus). Writing lyrics, messing around on my guitar to come up with sounds, fine-tuning tempos, practising, practising, practising, finding a producer, the whole recording process, designing the album cover and finally arranging production - and in between all that I became a father! But no. That was the warm-up. I've just reached the starting line. Now I need to do justice to all the hard work I (and a few notable others) have done. It's time to get my music out there! Gigs, radio, music stores, reviewers, social media. It's a journey I'm looking forward to as I do any journey into the unknown. And you, dear reader, may follow me on that journey if you so wish..... watch this space.

Previous events

The Guild @ Bar 303

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Bar 303, 303 High Street, Northcote

The Darebin Songwriters Guild runs a monthly Sunday session for emerging song-writers. I have a spot at about 3.30 and there'll be lots more local musicians to help you relax into your Sunday groove.

Free

The Spotlight

Exford Hotel, Wintergarden room, 199 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Live music featuring Melbourne's finest new and veteran acoustic acts! Well that's what it says on the poster.

Doors open 6.30; music starts 7.00. I'll be on at 7.30ish.

Please give them my name when you pay at the door as they keep count of how many people come to see each act.

$12 on the door Age limit: 18+

Baxter's Lot open mic

Baxter's Lot, 302 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria

The festivities at Baxter's Lot continue unabated as performers of all disciplines are welcomed to our open mic. Come POETS, MUSICIANS, COMEDIANS, TELLERS and anyone else interested in bending our collective ears for 15 sainted minutes.

Free Age limit: 18+

Station 59 Open Mic

Station 59, 59 Church Street, Richmond, 3121

Station 59, is an old fashioned bar that hasn't succumbed to being turned into a sports bar, Pokie venue or even become an all you can eat bistro !! On Thursday nights they host a vibrant and friendly music open mic night !

Age limit: 18+

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