A native of St. John’s, in 1993 he and three friends started Great Big Sea, a band which went onto sell over a million and half records over a twenty-year career. The band had twelve gold and multi-platinum albums, and several number one albums in Canada. A musician steeped in traditional styles, Bob can play a dozen instruments, and has written many songs, including the classic Old Black Rum, which has been recorded by dozens of acts around the world. He has played thousands of concerts, made countless appearances on television and radio, managed bands, produced records, created radio specials, and promoted many live concerts. Before joining Terra Bruce Productions, Bob worked at the Stratford Festival as a Composer & Music Director, and works with the producers of the Tony & Olivier award winning Broadway musical Come From Away as a Music Consultant. He has written dozens of magazine articles, essays and several books, including the best-selling memoir Writing Out The Notes.