ABOUT - ROB CULLEN
"There is nothing more rewarding to me than playing a guitar after having nurtured it back to health with my own two hands!"
- Rob Cullen -
Raised on a diet of folk guitar, Spinners and Herb Alpert, I started playing guitar at the age of 7 years old and also went on to learn piano.
I finally discovered modern music in 1973 with Genesis’ “Selling England by the pound” and have never looked forward since. From Nursery Cryme to Nevermind, great guitarists are never far from the top of my playlist.
A couple of my favourite earliest originals bands were Heirborn, a rock band from my local area and South of heaven a progressive pop band. We played various gigs up and down the South of England, rocking venues like Camden Jazz cafe, London, The Rock garden, London, The Pressure point, Brighton and The Zap club, Brighton.
I have recorded with Martin Smith of ELO, and Curtis Schwartz – engineer for Steve Howe, Cutting Crew and Siouxsie & The Banshees among others.
I have played in several originals bands during the early years of my music career but I have mainly been a studio guitarist over the last decade. I then decided that it was time to get out and hit the live circuit and joined originals band “Hardcore Troubadour” in 2015. I had previously worked with the drummer (Kev Terry) as dep musicians for a 40th birthday bash a couple of years back.
Hardcore Troubadour went on to play the originals circuit of pubs, clubs and festivals and also did some live radio. We played numerous gigs and open mic nights with this outfit but then myself and Kev Terry decided to form a current rock covers band as well – “Deadbeat Angels”.
We recruited my lifelong friend (Aidan “Bone” Bowen) on bass and Sarah Dearling on vocals to complete the line up. As well as playing guitar and keys, I also have a passion for hunting down guitar bargains and restoring them back to their original beauty.
There is nothing more rewarding to me than playing a guitar after having nurtured it back to health with my own two hands!
David Gilmour, Steve Lukather, Francis Dunnery, Bill Nelson, Steve Hackett, Mark Tremonti.
1984 Tokai Goldstar, Burny RLG55C Les Paul, Line 6 Flextone 3 modelling amp and a Roland Juno D Keyboard.
U2 Joshua Tree tour, Iron Maiden World Slavery tour, Alter Bridge Wembley Arena 2013, The Australian Pink Floyd.