Rob Fillo’s music is medicine for the soul with its ability to evoke emotion and create a sense of connection, providing peace and hope in a world that can often be chaotic and overwhelming. Fans are drawn to his honest, cerebral and vulnerable lyrics while being captivated by his soulful melodies, subtly unique rhythms and passionate delivery. Rob holds his own as a powerhouse solo artist, often sharing billings on festival stages with larger groups, his mesmerizing voice and originality win the crowds attention with no gimmicks, no cheap thrills, no loopers, no special effects. He is boldly raw and authentic with a magical way of manipulating space and time to create special moments that change our perspective, allowing us to see more of the everyday beauty that surrounds us.
It is difficult to directly compare Rob Fillo’s music to other artists as it seems to contain aspects of many, but imitations of none: Jeff Buckley’s passion for subtle innovation and dynamic vocals, Townes Van Zandt’s blend of cerebral yet straightforward lyrics and intricate finger-picking, and Tom Wait’s courage to write and produce a song in his own unique way. Rob has also taken cues from his favourites including Nat King Cole, Chet Baker, Scott Walker, Daft Punk, Vera Lynn, Ella & Louis, Willie Nelson, Tom Yorke, Johnny Cash and so many more.
Fillo emanates love and a passion for existence in every note. He has a deep sense of meaning and responsibility when it comes to creating music and it’s very evident with every word he sings from his dynamic and diligently trained vocal cords. He has spent half a lifetime mastering the craft of songwriting while continuously growing his unique, self-taught, intuitive musical stylings on multiple instruments.