Rob Paparozzi & The Hudson River Rats

Rob and his group have played backing Etta James, Dr. John and Hubert Smlin, they are well versed and the Blues and beyond. Rob Paparozzi and The Hudson River Rats have also performed in Europe and Japan with the legendary Bernard "Pretty" Purdie and Chuck Rainey. His CD 'Etruscan Soul' was Grammy Nominated for best Contemporary Blues Record and his last recording "Electric Butter" with The Ed Palermo Big Band has been getting worldwide acclaim and airplay. Both CD's are available on iTunes & CD Baby. Pianist-Singer John Korba (Hall & Oates) sings like a bird and Guitarist, George Naha (Sam & Dave) has performed at The White House with Steve Cropper. Bassist, Eric Udell and Drummer Lee Finkelstein are the "tightest-funky blues" rhythm section that have worked with Rob when he tours with the Original Blues Brothers Band.

Rob Paparozzi

BIO

More Reviews and Press releases!
"Please take the time to listen to Rob's new album. I'm positive you will be amazed if you have not heard him before." --Steve Cropper (Booker T. & the MGs, original Blues Brothers Band)

"Rob's CD sounds amazing and his performances are over-the-top killing!" --Will Lee (David Letterman, Fab Faux) Frank-John Hadley

New Jersey-based frontman, singer, & harmonica player Rob Paparozzi has been a blues performer since 1967. But Rob is far from being strictly a blues musician. In fact, he's at home playing a wide range of music, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to pop. This versatility is reflected in the long and remarkably diverse list of major artists Rob has worked with, including B.B.King, Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Carole King, Roberta Flack, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Randy Newman, Jimmy McGriff, and James Galway.

ROB PAPAROZZI.....Harmonica & Vocals

New Jersey-based frontman, singer, & harmonica player Rob Paparozzi has been a blues performer since 1967. But Rob is far from being strictly a blues musician. In fact, he's at home playing a wide range of music, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to pop. This versatility is reflected in the long and remarkably diverse list of major artists Rob has worked with, including B.B.King, Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Carole King, Roberta Flack, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Randy Newman, Jimmy McGriff, and James Galway.

Rob has been touring the world with the "Original Blues Brothers Band", featuring guitar legend Steve Cropper and special guest Eddie Floyd 2000-to present this summer 2013 we played Spain & France. Rob will leave for Lugano, Switzerland at the end of August to headline the BLUES to BOP Festival, then onto Verona, Italy for a few more Dates. In April 2014 Rob's Trio will appear in Norway at The Nidaros Blues Festival in Trondheim. Another Blues Brothers tour in Europe this summer then Japan and Russia in Fall 2014. Summers Tours in 2015 included Spain, Italy, France, UK and Lithuania.

Rob Sang was Lead Singer with "Blood Sweat and Tears" as Front Man-Lead Vocalist and Harmonica Player (replacing singer David Clayton Thomas) in 2004-to July 2011.

Rob's has left BS&T and now leads his own band The Rob Paparozzi Band features Ed Alstom, John Korba, Chris Eminizer, Bernard Purdie, George Naha and Bailey Gee. The shows are Local in NY-NJ as well as International, Europe & Asia. In 2009 Rob worked on his debut CD which features many varied styles and "special guests". The CD has been getting lots of airplay worldwide and terrific acclaim in the press.

Rob's Broadway, movie, and television credits are also extensive, including: shows Big River and The Will Rogers Follies; films Flirting With Disaster and Ride; TV programs the Bill Cosby Show, CBS Early Show and the David Letterman Show, appearances in 2006 with Dolly Parton and George Jones on Conan O=Brien and David Letterman=s LATE SHOW. Recently in 2009 Rob performed a DUET w/ Bernadette Peters (Harmonica & Vocals on ‘Shenandoah’ at The Minskoff Theatre in NYC.

TV Commercials. jingles for Scotch 3M BLUE tape, KFC, Pizza Hut, Maxwell House, Wendy's, Lincoln Mercury, Stouffers, Dodge, Ford, Coke,Pepsi, Dominos, Tylenol, etc.

The bottom line is, even if you haven't heard of Rob Paparozzi before, you've probably heard--and enjoyed--his work!
 
Rob’ 2008 DEBUT CD "Etruscan Soul" featured Special Guests: Phoebe Snow, Harvey Brooks, Will Lee, Chuck Rainey, Bernard Purdie, Leo Nocentelli, Shawn Pelton and Hugh McCracken.
 
His Latest Project ELECTRIC BUTTER is getting Rave reviews!

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LINEUP

Line-Up: 
Rob Paparazzi - lead singer & Harmonica
George Naha - guitar
John Korea - piano & vocals
Eric Udel - bass
Lee Finkelstein - drums

ON TOUR

Availability: 
February - March 2017
September - October 2017

BOOKING

Booking: 
Europe

VIDEO

AUDIO

Let Them Talk
Etruscan Soul
Monkey Around
Etruscan Soul
In The Heat Of The Night
Etruscan Soul

QUOTES

  • "Rob's CD sounds amazing and his performances are over-the-top killing!"

    - Will Lee (David Letterman, Fab Faux) Frank-John Hadley
  • "Please take the time to listen to Rob's new album. I'm positive you will be amazed if you have not heard him before."

    - Steve Cropper (Booker T. & the MGs, "Original" Blues Brothers Band)