Born and raised in the Midwest, Rob developed his writing and vocal style from a broad range of musical influences. A mixed bag of inspiration from Lerner and Loewe and Harold Arlen to Paul Anka, Goffin and King, and The Beatles is reflected in Rob's diverse and unique abilities, so evident throughout his career. Whether it’s the disco smash "SINNER MAN" for Sarah Dash; his own cult classic RCA recording "TOMMY, JUDY & ME”; the witty "DO IT FOR OUR COUNTRY" featured in the movie GREASE 2, or the top twenty Air Supply pop hit and L.U.S.T. reggae hit "JUST AS I AM,” Rob has never written the same song twice.
As a staff songwriter for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend, Don Kirshner, Rob wrote songs for several television projects including Norman Lear's "A Year At The Top,” and Alan Landsburg's "The Kids From C.A.P.E.R.” Rob also composed the theme songs for "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert,” and the TV pilots "Stick Around" starring Andy Kaufman, and “Say Uncle” with Richard Schull.