Genre Experimental / Ambient Guitar / Acoustic Guitar / Electronic Guitar and Synthesis / Looping and Soundscapes.

Bio Rob McDade
Adelaide Solo Guitarist, Composer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Performer

Sounds like Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, and so much more!!

He wowed audiences as the opening act for the On the Verge concert at Elder Park during the 2007 Adelaide International Guitar Festival, sharing the bill with world-class guitarists Ed Kuepper, Kaki King, David Lindley and Vernon Reid. In 2009 he supported Pink Floyd Bassist, Guy Pratt at his Adelaide show; and he opened for world-class progressive rock band Unitopia in Adelaide in early 2010. In more recent years he has performed interstate, made further appearances in the Adelaide Guitar Festival, organised special concerts, as well as becoming a popular performer in cafés and restaurants, particularly in the southern vales and beaches region of Adelaide.
Rob is a diverse performer. His music is very eclectic, with influences from all genres of music. Playing guitar and vocal folk-style numbers, multi-layered psychedelic epics, and electronic soundscapes, incorporating loads of improvisation and unearthly sounds, Rob’s performance is sure to entertain anybody with a true love of musical expression and an appreciation of instrumental virtuosity.
A multi-award winning composer, Rob has provided music for several films, and has released a number of albums on CD and online, including the highly acclaimed TERRAFIRMA (2007).


Rob McDade uses an astonishing repertoire of innovative techniques and tricks.
Adelaide Advertiser

One of Adelaide’s most innovative guitarists.
Rip It Up Magazine

Rob is an unbelievable guitarist and we are so lucky to have him right here in Adelaide.
Peter Tilbrook, The Masters Apprentices, The Party Cats

A highly talented and unique South Australian musician who comfortably spans a range of musical genres and styles… An extremely creative and accomplished musician, songwriter, composer and performer who develops his work with passion and a high level of integrity.
Christine Schloithe, Adelaide International Guitar Festival

A very creative and talented musician.
David Spelman, New York Guitar Festival; Adelaide International Guitar Festival

McDade’s talent will continue to produce unique, thought-provoking, and emotion-laden music for years to come.
Gary W. Franklin, Fossil Records (USA)

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