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From: Mark..
On: March 12, 2013 @05:31 am
Enjoyed the site Rob,hope you @ Rose are ok?,not seen you in ages,im Stan@cisses grandson.
From: Clive Goodwill
On: January 29, 2013 @03:55 am
Hi Rob, still going to look around your Site. I hope I'm spoken highly of? That's how I like it.
From: Dennis Daryl Shamblin
On: November 20, 2010 @08:51 am
You have a wonderful website Please read my website
From: Allan Pinkney
On: February 12, 2010 @04:57 am
Was there in the early days in the Harvester, Bramley. Packed out nights with a wicked atmosper. Tune of the night was if i rembember rightly "dont let the rain" cracking tune, even went out and bought it on single. Happy days!
From: From Rob
On: January 21, 2010 @08:51 am
Thanks Brien, any pics of Wizard appreciated. Paul, if you send me an email on this website, I'll ask Graham or George to get back to you... perhaps they have some CD's of the band they can sort out for you.
From: Brien
On: January 21, 2010 @08:10 am
Hi Rob. I think I might have a few more pics of Wizard some where. Ill have a look ? Keep up the good work. Brien
From: paul gibbons
On: January 13, 2010 @05:37 pm
hi there,i used to come and watch in the jester turtle, more the wozani days in leeds on burley road, i have the album shown.did you make any other albums,cd's, or anything as wozani or is that the only record. i think the music and lurics were spot on and im sure that wozani could make a come back. id like to get hold of more material as the old you if there is anything ive missed to search for. ive been searching for wozani for ages in record shops and online. glad i found you, will have a good read laters m8. keep it up.paul gibbo
From: Nicky
On: April 17, 2009 @05:46 am
Been listening to some of your song that Aiden has covered on his new CD - goods stuff keep it coming!:-)
From: paul schofield
On: April 08, 2009 @08:18 am
hi rob i used to watch you play with jester turtle a long time ago are you still in bramley leeds uk have you any gigs coming up best wishes paul
From: From Rob.
On: March 07, 2009 @08:11 am
Hi Xanda, yes the Malibu: Ports o'call is going back quite a way. We were all a little bit crazy back then! I still see Ash from time to time when in Jo'burg... he hasn't changed much, still have you laughing in no time! All the best to you Xanda, and thanks for signing up for my newsletter.
From: Xanda
On: March 06, 2009 @11:11 am
Couldn't believe ittttttttt it took me all the way back to the Malibu Durban Where are u Rob? Leeds? Probably all over :):):) I went out with Ashley Brokenshaw for a while and drove to Ports o'call on his days off. Couldnt believe it It is so great that you are keeping record of your doings. Well done Rob and keep it up lots of love Xanda
From: From Rob
On: August 22, 2008 @03:17 am
Thank you Sonya, comments like these keep me going down that 'tough old' road. All the best...
On: August 21, 2008 @05:10 pm
I really enjoyed your website. I was on a Musical Journey. How wonderful you take time out to appreciate so many people who have come into your life and made an impact somehow, inspired your albums. You're a true talent, following your heart your entire life, day in, day out ... bringing joy to others. Many people would give up ... it's one of the toughest roads, acts to follow ... God Bless you and your family and friends. All the very best, Sonya Rose
From: From Rob
On: July 23, 2008 @12:00 pm
I've reset this guestbook so that all comments come to me via e-mail first. This is to try and filter out all the spam and rubbish that these morons try to send. I'm sure you don't want to read it either! So don't worry if after you've clicked 'submit your comment' it doesn't appear immediately- I will add it as soon as possible.
From: From Rob
On: July 23, 2008 @11:54 am
Thanks very much Brenda for those inspiring comments! I'm finding that lots of kids seem to like 'Tipperary'... don't know what it is, but great that they do!
From: Brenda Richardson
On: July 23, 2008 @05:22 am
Love your music, bought your CD after first hearing you at the Gas House Tavern.Came with Brian, the mechanic, Just to let you know my 8 year old grandsons love your songs too,they are often heard singing "Crossing The River" and "The Tipperary Song" When I told them I had been to see you again, one asked," Is he still blind?"
From: From Rob
On: May 09, 2008 @01:03 pm
Hi Grant, great to meet an ol' Durban boy at the airport doing what we do best... having a pint. My trip was good too, slight delay in Dubai. The chaos, of course, came when I got back to Leeds... but that's moving house for you. Keep in touch and nice meeting you.
From: Kixrattyantak
On: May 06, 2008 @08:33 pm
god site. Continue also
From: Grant
On: May 01, 2008 @08:49 am
Hi Rob, hope your trip was ok. Mine was good, I had an emergency exit isle. Will chat more later.
From: From Rob
On: March 26, 2008 @01:48 pm
Welcome back from your Middle East trip Glen (Prince). Glad to hear you missed the beer, beaches and of course our South African ladies. Oh, and I've sent you two Glen's each others email addresses to get in contact. All the best for now...
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On: March 25, 2008 @09:23 am
From: From Rob
On: February 26, 2008 @04:38 am
Hi John, thanks for the comments. Please check out - they designed the templates used in this website. They're great and especially geared towards music and musicians. All the best...
From: John Svid
On: February 25, 2008 @11:58 pm
Wow great site! Some really helpful information there. I’m sorry for little off-topic, but I want to ask you about design of this site. Did you make this template yourself or got from any templates website? Looks pretty cool for me. Wonderful well this reading.
From: Lymntoitutt
On: January 20, 2008 @11:10 pm
Hi Friends! It's a very good site !! Very nice work, admin :) How are you. Heinrich Farber
From: PochePuntee
On: December 30, 2007 @11:29 am
very good , useful site
From: From Rob
On: December 24, 2007 @05:34 am
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
From: Alvaradosas Munija
On: December 21, 2007 @09:06 am
Hi Friends! Excellent site. It was pleasant to me. very thanks Michael Kulbarsch bbss19w
From: From Rob.
On: December 15, 2007 @08:53 am
Hi Glen, really great to hear from you again after all this time! Glen Ashford, Georg and Graham and I were out in Joburg a few months ago, and just saying how we'd completely lost touch with you. Please would you leave me some contact details in the emails on this site and I'll get in touch. I've got quite a big birthday bash coming up soon... will send you the details, and would be great to see you then. Oh and I still have nightmares about Basil... although we all kinda miss him too!
From: glen prince
On: December 14, 2007 @07:00 am
From: From Rob
On: August 20, 2007 @03:42 am
Thanks for that Danny, we really appreciate it! By the way, my partner in crime's first name is Craig... he's in fact, Craig Michael. Although, come to think of it... Michael Craig works just as well!
From: danny
On: August 19, 2007 @04:27 pm
well ive just been to see rob and micheal ( duelling piano`s) gotta say was great to see rob again. first time meeting michael what a nice guy. oh the act.. hmmmm brilliant saw the last 40 mins or so great again if ya ever get chance go see these guys either singular or as a duo brilliant
From: danny
On: July 08, 2007 @08:15 am
saw rob last night at selby railway club. top act had a great night with a great guy hope to see you again rob cheers
From: trig
On: April 30, 2007 @03:54 am
just browsing round your site looking good!! see you soon , trig
From: From Rob
On: March 24, 2007 @05:07 am
Hi everyone and thanks for the comments. Sorry I'm slow in replying but have been away in South Africa for a while, and rarely connected to the net! Sorry Gareth, but I don't have any CD's of JT / Wozani lying around... but I know a man who does - Graham who is now in Johannesburg. If you'd like to email me on here (see the contacts page) to give me your email address, then I'll pass on Graham's contact details to you. Hopefully he can sort something out for you.
From: Jeretyp
On: February 21, 2007 @10:43 pm
Hi man! Thanks for the site! I'm Michael, new here! See you tomorrow!
From: Meghan
On: February 18, 2007 @07:58 am
Heya tawt i wud say sup!
From: Gareth
On: February 16, 2007 @03:20 pm
Hi Rob, I am another old fan from the blue moon. I s'pose you must be fed up with people asking for old Jester tracks but gotta do it. Have you got any old recordings from JT times? Got my old cassette and a CD nicked when my car was stolen. Found the video, in a shoebox the other day and put it on for the kids. They took the mickey and then watched it with me from start to finish. Good luck Gareth
From: From Rob
On: December 24, 2006 @09:54 am
I hope you all have a great Christmas, and all the best for New Year!
From: Rega
On: December 06, 2006 @03:52 am
hiya Thanks Rob!
From: From rob
On: December 01, 2006 @01:33 am
Hi Regan, great to hear from you after all this time. The pics on here are all I've got at the moment, but if I do get any more I will add them. All the best...
From: Regan Pieterse
On: November 29, 2006 @03:10 am
Hi Rob I was part of the cast of the Garden of Eden in Durban. Do you have any other pics?
From: From Rob
On: November 10, 2006 @03:20 am
Thanks Jon, nice to hear from you again
From: Big!
On: November 03, 2006 @01:59 pm
One song that's not had a mention on here so far is 'Big Hearted Guy'. Written by me for comedian and country singer Aiden J Daniels (please see the singers page) it's all about the good things in being ... well 'big'! Aiden (a big guy himself) is getting great milage out of it, and it's the perfect song to introduce his comedy act. Not being a light-weight myself, I'm thinking about chucking it into my live act as well!
But the song's not just about being big in size but also being big in character. Someone really close to me is just going through a terrible break- up. But the way he's handling himself and dealing with it show an honesty, dignity and wisdom which make him a true 'Big Hearted Guy'. Hang in there mate... things will improve in time!
'I'm big and tough and know how to crush little minds 'Cause i'm big enough, to be a big hearted guy'
Here's the full song:
BIG-HEARTED GUY © Rob Russell Davies 2003 Well I'm not a little guy I'll never be an S or M in size So fit me in a mighty triple L 'Cause everyone can see I'm living well You'll find I don't have super-model grace Or plastic vanity carved on my face And largely what you see is what you get 'Cause I like it big CHORUS Well I'm big in the way I look I'm big on my style I'm big on my friends out there I'm big on their smiles I'm big and tough and know how to crush little minds 'Cause I'm big enough... To be a big-hearted guy To be a big-hearted guy... Rolling like a tank in overdrive I'm shunting through the world as large as life I'm driven by a passion not a thrill I'd rather climb a mountain than a hill So fill my plate 'cause I think big is best I'll always ask for more and not for less Come ride with me along the widest roads Let's think real big CHORUS (Repeated) MIDDLE So make me big brother on every T V And a Big Apple in any city Like a big drum, big gun and big on the scene You know that bigger is bolder and better (Bigger is bolder and better) Bigger is bolder and better (Big, big, big, big) REPEAT CHORUS
From: Changing It Around a Bit!
On: November 03, 2006 @01:27 pm
I'm not huge on Blogs and I don't think I'd ever be able to add new entries every day! After all, if I did that when would I get time to write the songs. But I thought it might be an idea just to jot down a few thoughts / ideas / moans and even song words now and again. Hence this page is now Rob's Blog and Guestbook!!!
So please feel free to add your comments... as always I'd love to hear from you. What I don't want to hear from is spammers! The odd ones do seem to creep through and I try to remove them as quickly as possible. My apologies in advance if any unwanted rubbish does appear here!
From: From Rob: Fancy a Debate?
On: October 05, 2006 @08:16 am
Here's a topic of debate! Please add your comments As the internet grows, there seem to be absolutely loads of company's out there who're very willing to help us aspiring songwriters! They offer to do all sorts of things like: promote your music to publishers / agents / radio stations etc... Give you a page on their website to promote your material... They claim to know the movers and shakers in the business, and know how to open the doors for you. But there's a catch. The songwriter always has to pay! And... I (we) have to pay up-front. So to send a song submission to the ABC Pop concert... give us £25 for the privilege! To get on one of these 'agents/promoters' books... give us a few hundred or maybe even a few thousand $$$'s. Now, am I being naive here - or have we got this the wrong way around! If my songs are good enough, shouldn't people be pushing them for me. Of course, the publisher / agent or whoever would be on a commission, and would get their cut once the song cracks it. But why should I pay upfront on a maybe!!! I don't include songwriting competitions in this. I don't mind paying to enter them... after all, judges have to be paid and the organisation costs (although having said that - I bet some are making a fantastic profit on the deal!) What do you think? Has anyone had any success with these pay-upfront schemes - or have you found that you're swimming in shark infested waters? Please add your comment. (Oh... and I'll check my emails for any more offers in the meantime!)
From: From Rob
On: September 18, 2006 @07:56 am
Great to hear from you again Jon. Yes I remember your song 'Sunset' from 2003, although can't quite remember how it goes! Hope you're having lots of success with the writing and please say hi to Lorna. Keep in contact.
From: Jon Huffer
On: September 18, 2006 @05:28 am
Hi Rob Thought I'd say hello, I was the losing entry at the Tipperary contest when you and Aiden won. Hope its going well with you, saw your note in the ISA the other week.
From: From Rob
On: September 11, 2006 @09:55 am
Hi Scott, great to hear from you again. I remember the Pool team well - we did pretty well too, didn't we!!! Graham from Jester Turtle / Wozani has got loads of albums lying about but unfortunatly he's back in Johannesburg now. Send me an email Scott (check the contact page) and I'll send you back Graham's email address. (Don't really like giving out other people's emails in here) I'm sure he can sort something out for you.
From: scott
On: August 22, 2006 @02:05 pm
hi rob,i remember you and the boys well! from the "harvesters".i was the pool shark.very sad to see it knocked down as i had some great nights trying to track down a turtle cd! any suggestions? all the best for the future. scott
From: From Rob
On: July 27, 2006 @10:46 am
<h2>Everyone Welcome!<h2/> Please feel welcome to say hi in the guestbook. It's not just for songwriters or musicians... but for anyone who loves music.
From: From Rob
On: July 26, 2006 @03:47 am
Hi Jon, Dave and Phil and thanks for visiting. Yes... Jester Turtle and Wozani were fun days, and we really need another website just dedicated to those times. Any offers!!! Of course, tonights the big Candlelighters night. If you're close enough... come and enjoy the craic!
From: Jon & Dave
On: July 26, 2006 @01:52 am
Hello Rob, great site. Those gigs at the Harvesters at the end of the 80s were legendary, we loved the JT/Wozani years. Still can't believe you didn't break into the big time right there with such great material and talent. Hi Georg if you're reading this too!
From: phil MR MG
On: July 22, 2006 @08:24 am
have enjoyed your site lots of interesting reading look forward to wednesday
From: From Rob
On: July 05, 2006 @01:15 am
Great to meet you both Greg and Pete, and thanks for popping in Tim (Wor Lad) and Georg. Anyone who remembers or gigged in Rhodesia in the 60s / 70s and 80s will love Pete's site so please give it a visit! I've also sent Pete more info on Wizard and Flagship's time there, and will be sending more soon as the memory cells take hold!
From: Greg Jones
On: July 04, 2006 @12:54 pm
Hi Rob, Great site! Havent heard all the songs yet but I like what I have. >Further, my mother (Laura Jones) believes you are great and if she says so, then it will be
From: Pete
On: July 04, 2006 @09:48 am
Most entertaining site, Rob! Will be back for regularly to surf about - must make plans to make one of your gigs, too!
From: wor lad
On: July 03, 2006 @04:08 pm
hi,rob,glad to say i finally found your site,now we know what you do all day,it,s really good.yoros!if you are reading this get in touch!!! Rob, proud to have worked with you.cheers,wor lad.
From: Georg Voros
On: July 03, 2006 @01:22 pm
Hi Rob, Good work on the site. Keep it up and best of luck.
From: From Rob
On: July 03, 2006 @02:54 am
Thank you for the encouraging words Carol, Darren, Trig and Andy. Don't worry Carol, I'll be keeping at it - like the song says 'nothin' can stop me now!' In regard to the few people having trouble getting on the guestbook. I've contacted 'hostbaby' (the webservers) about this and it might be down to a spam filter which they've introduced to their system. It's all quite complicated, and I don't pretend to understand it all. This forum topic from their website might help, but the bottom line seems to be - check out your computer for any nasty spam mail or viruses.
From: Carol Superina
On: July 03, 2006 @02:32 am
Hi Rob, Congratulations on your website and your personal achievment as a song and musical writer. Having choreographed commercial shows myself, I know how it feels to see one's creation come to life on stage. Keep at it, I'm sure that your big time is still to come. Further, my mother (Laura Jones) believes you are great and if she says so, then it will be. Best regards, Carol Superina (Switzerland)
From: Darren
On: June 28, 2006 @06:23 am
From: trig
On: June 28, 2006 @04:58 am
love the musical song ,take care ,see you soon.
From: Andy Morley
On: June 22, 2006 @12:24 pm
Hello! If you're reading this then I got on ok! See you tomorrow!
From: From Rob
On: June 21, 2006 @02:31 am
Thanks Monica, much appreciated. A few people have let me know by email that they're having problems getting on the guestbook. I'm checking it all out with Hostbaby (the web servers) and will let you know when everythings working.
From: Monica
On: June 15, 2006 @06:50 am
Hello Rob, Just been going thru your website. Great stuff. You are a gifted man, and we know where that comes from. Speak soon. Regards, Monica
From: From Rob
On: June 14, 2006 @03:44 am
Hi Sharon, Steph, Laurence, David and Shel.Thanks for all the encouraging words! Sharon - glad the gig went well with the original material. I bet that really gave you a thrill doing your own stuff for a change. Good luck with the CD and please let us know when it's ready and how to hear it.(I daren't tell any of the girl singers what you've said about them Sharon - they'll want more money!) Laurence - thanks for visiting. I've been listening to your stuff, and you're obviously very much into country. Great stuff! I wondered if you knew some good friends of mine on the circuit: Clearcut (Don and Daz - the duo) and Wrangler (Tim on the kit and vocals.) Both are dashing up and down the country all the time, doing all the country clubs! Shel - yes please keep plugging Real Radio... would be great if they gave 'Find Peace' or 'Turn Around' a spin.
From: Sharon Richards
On: June 13, 2006 @04:56 pm
Hi Rob just checked your site out !! lovely job.. not sure about my photo tho!!! Love the songs and your right about that young lady you have singing for you speaking as a singing teacher she has something special!!! I did my gig at the Swaledale festival with my own material and they loved it and it has just pushed me on to get them down onto cd.... will let ya know how it goes sharon xx
From: steph
On: June 13, 2006 @06:48 am
Hello Rob, just been checking out your site its really interesting! I like the photo's and music, well done!
From: Laurence Wright
On: June 12, 2006 @06:43 am
I saw your message in the ISA Songwriter update and have just listened in to your songs, in particular Let Me Find Peace. I can well understand how you came to win the competition and congratulate you. I don't have my own web site yet but if you are interested in listening to my own composition attempts you will find me on Soundclick at Regards Laurence
From: David @ Wharfedale Festival
On: June 12, 2006 @03:04 am
Hi Rob, thanks for the link, thanks also for letting us know about your new site. All the best for the future and AWESOME on winning Tipperary again! Way to go!
From: Shel
On: June 11, 2006 @02:04 pm
Hi Rob, I got here eventually..he he. Great site! You done so much!! I'm gonna keep pluggin at Real Radio will be on there sooner or later...all the best Shel. p.s. see ya on Wednesday!!
From: From Rob
On: June 09, 2006 @04:02 am
Thanks Mike... Glad no-one's seen the 70s porn one yet!
From: Mike Wetherby
On: June 08, 2006 @06:18 am
Like your site, pal - especially, the old photos!! Sure I saw you in an american TV cop show in the 80's!! Ha ha!! Big congrats for Tipperary, mate!! All the best, Mike
From: Tom McNiven & Family
On: June 07, 2006 @04:45 am
Ok, will let them know, hope to be there Regards Tom
From: From Rob
On: June 05, 2006 @12:28 pm
Thanks Ernst and Trig. There will be a few new music clips up in a few days which I hope you'll all like.
From: Ernst
On: June 04, 2006 @11:36 pm
Showed Marg your site. She was very impressed. Your Music clips are great. Good luck with the site my friend.
From: trig
On: June 02, 2006 @03:21 am
just to say hello buddy ,keep drinking that fosters ,gidday.
From: from Rob
On: June 01, 2006 @11:07 am
Thanks Paul and Andy for the comments. Andy... the cheque is in the post(!) See you in Aberdeen this weekend. Thank you Paul for the promise of the old Wizard pics.
From: Andy Morley
On: June 01, 2006 @10:22 am
Rob, the site is great! Just learned so much more about you and what you've done and it's really, really interesting. Listened to the song clips and I'm honestly blown away. Superb stuff, just keep it up!! Really looking forward to working with you this weekend, see you in Aberdeen!!
From: Paul Clifford
On: June 01, 2006 @09:14 am
Great site Rob!!!! Go Wizard!!! Good luck with the song writing.
From: From Rob
On: June 01, 2006 @05:28 am
Thanks Ernst and Andy. What's the name of the football song Andy? I'm still singing the chorus in my head - so it's working for me! Also how can people get a copy? Stick the info on here if you like.
From: Andy Mudd
On: June 01, 2006 @04:20 am
Hi Rob Site looks great. all the best with it pal Andy
From: Ernst
On: May 31, 2006 @07:21 am
Stunning Robert. Your sight is great and you really have captured yourself as you are. Well done and may you always be blessed. Ernst
From: From Rob
On: May 31, 2006 @03:24 am
Please drop me a line to say hi. I'm also interested in hearing from other songwriters about any opportunities you hear of / about you successes / future song contests / useful websites / helpful publishers and producers / and any other news. All the best