Rob Picazo

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Acclaimed Soul and Blues singer, guitarist and songwriter. As a solo, duo or band performance, Rob's soulful style is the UK's finest!
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Having played all over the world (both as a solo artist and as a member of production company 'Night Owl Shows'), and even recorded with legends of the Soul genre like Charles Hodges (Al Green), Rob Picazo is one of the UK's finest Rhythm & Blues artists. Rob’s music travels the map of US Soul, R&B and Gospel, drawing inspiration from the sounds of Chicago, New Orleans and, of course, Memphis in the 60s and 70s, as his caramel vocals sit atop a stew of boiling guitars, simmering organ, soulful horns and funky rhythms. His passionate original compositions and performances of Soul classics have endeared him to the genre's faithful fanbase and make every gig a night to remember!

Rob's Reviews

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Bruce R
5 years ago

A fine singer, a tasteful guitarist and a strong songwriter

Blues (
6 years ago

He has that soul and presence

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Rob's Song list

Sittin on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
I Got a Woman - Ray Charles
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
Cry to Me - Solomon Burke
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love - Solomon Burke
But I Do - Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
Glory of Love - Traditional
Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
That’s Alright Mama - Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song) - Otis Redding
These Arms of Mine - Otis Redding
Come On Over to My Place - The Drifters
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Earth Angel - The Penguins
I’d Rather Go Blind - Etta James
I’m Your Puppet - James & Bobby Purify
Maybellene - Chuck Berry
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
My Girl Josephine - Fats Domino
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Ain’t That a Shame - Fats Domino
I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Love and Happiness - Al Green
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Lucille - Little Richard
Bring It On Home to Me - Sam Cooke
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
My Girl - The Temptations
I Can't Help Myself - The Four Tops
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
Dark End of the Street - James Carr
Tipitina - Professor Longhair
Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe
Ruler of My Heart - Irma Thomas
Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Bad Girl - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
It's All Over Now - Bobby Womack
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart
Eddie Floyd - Knock on Wood
Eddie Floyd - I've Never Found a Girl

Rob's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£70
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Unique, authentic and soulful performances tailored to each event.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've performed in venues all over the world, from intimate bars (like the Green Note in Camden) to big stages like Underbelly Southbank and those at the Edinburgh, Brighton and Adelaide Fringe Festivals.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The classic Soul, Blues and Rock & Roll of the past - Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Solomon Burke and many more.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I have performed yearly at the Edinburgh, Brighton and Adelaide Fringe Festivals. In Edinburgh, I would perform 4 shows a day every day throughout the month of August with no rest.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I will always do my best to be flexible to help ensure your date runs smoothly. If timings change slightly, just let me know. Substantial changes (e.g. hours or days) must be discussed with some time, to ensure there is no clash with other potential bookings.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Of course, this is a popular request which makes for a more comfortable and exciting environment before and in between sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

For a solo performance, I require a maximum of 45 minutes to set up. As soon as the PA is set up, I can provide the playlist whilst I set up the last of the equipment.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

My set list is crafted with experience and consideration, to make sure that your event flows as smoothly as possible, however, I'm always keen to discuss the set list in advance and ensure that it works for you.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I'll bring everything necessary.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

My overall price includes a choice of 3 unique songs, however, I'd be happy to include a few more for an additional fee of £30 (this accounts for the learning and rehearsal time required to learn 3-4 more songs.
Soul, Blues, Jazz, Latin jazz, Gospel, Swing, Rock 'n' Roll, Cuban music, Latin, Motown, Vintage, Funk, Americana
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Music therapy, Musicologist, Community music worker
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