Scene News: Rob Snarski album release tour

Long time staple of the Australian music scene, Blackeyed Susan’s singer Rob Snarski is hitting the road this October to perform songs from his recently released album Low Fidelity (Songs by Request Volume 1). Witnessing Rob deliver these carefully crafted songs live in intimate settings with that honey-voiced sophistication is the ultimate way to take in his finely honed musicianship.

Low Fidelity is an album that showcases solo recordings made by Rob Snarski in his home, singing songs requested by fans and originally recorded very simply, straight onto his iPhone. From the hills of Tecoma, the recordings made their way to Yikesville, home of studio boss and guitarist Shane O’Mara for studio augmentation and mixing. Mastered by the inimitable Mikey Young, the result is an album that is warm and rich and deliciously stripped back and honest.
Hailed by respected music writer Michael Dwyer as having “evolved the right vocal equipment to make one tiny speaker ring like the whole world under bedclothes in the dark”, Low Fidelity includes 18 hand-made tracks from Nina Simone, Lou Reed, Spiritualised, Pulp, Glen Campbell, Lee Hazelwood, Joni Mitchell and Fred Neil amongst others.

Snarski says “I’ve always had a penchant for 4-track demos and lo-fi home recordings especially back in the day of tape. To me they’ve held a charm and honesty where the flaws become the strengths; there’s usually a more relaxed vocal delivery, an unbalanced mix and some awkward arrangements, which for whatever reason sound sweet to my ears”.

“This collection of songs were requested by fans and friends and all were recorded at home in the hills of Tecoma – in the kitchen, office and bedroom on my iPhone. I hadn’t really set about recording the songs meticulously and it wasn’t until late into the project it dawned on me I was gathering quite an interesting collection of song requests and perhaps other likeminded lo-fi music loving folk may enjoy them as well.“

Joining Rob Snarski on part of the tour will be guitar maestro / producer Shane O’Mara at The Spotted Mallard (Brunswick) on October 16th and The Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick) on October 23rd, as well as October 30th at Trinity Sessions (set in the beautiful old Church Of The Trinity, Adelaide).

Rob also plays two solo shows for Brisbane fans at The Junk Bar (Ashgrove’s answer to Twin Peaks) 7pm (early show) and 10pm (late show). Check gig guides for full details.


Rob Snarski & Shane O’Mara
The Spotted Mallard
314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, VIC
with special guests Alison Ferrier & Jed Rowe
Tickets via Moshtix

Rob Snarski & Shane O’Mara
The Flying Saucer Club
4 St Georges Rd, Elsternwick, VIC
wth special guests Broads
Tickets via the venue website

Rob Snarski solo Low Fidelity (Songs by Request Volume 1)
The Junk Bar
215 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove QLD
Tickets via Oztix

Rob Snarski & Shane O’Mara
Trinity Sessions
318 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park, Adelaide, SA
Tickets via

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See our gallery from this tour.

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