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Rob Sas - Guitar

Rob started playing guitar relatively late in life aged 18.

In 1980 he started recording with originals band KILLERHURTZ and gigging with them the following year.

Killerhurtz disbanded four years later having supported THE NASHVILLE TEENS, THE GROUNDHOGS and other such rock bands of the time.  Rob concentrated on his recording studio, producing and recording bands which satisfied him for a while, but he itched to get back to live playing.

He spent 3 years with local band SO WHAT, then ex Killerhurtz drummer IAN ROOSTAN arrived with vocalist MICK O'TOOLE to do some recording.  This meeting sparked the birth of BAD ATTITUDE in 1990 and a wealth of songs were written and recorded. However, Ian did not stay long and Rob went in search of a high calibre drummer.  He found ROSS ELDER, then drumming with the LES PAYNE BAND.

Ross brought keyboard player HILLY BRIGGS into the line up.  Bad Attitude was complete and had several songs that Warner-Chappell and publishing companies were interested in.  After some months, Hilly pulled out due to touring commitments elsewhere but introduced TOM DUSSEK from SOUL PURPOSE who quickly took over.  However, the recession bit deep, the new artist roster was slashed by the record company and Bad Attitude died shortly after, having played only a handful of gigs.

This led to the formation of a covers band.  Tom brought in vocalist/bassist JOHN HEYWOOD from Soul Purpose and drummer SIMON ALEXANDER completed the line-up. In 1993 BURN was up and gigging with its first line up.

Two years later, dissatisfaction with the drumming department required that Ross Elder be brought in to replace Simon Alexander. This line up toured Denmark twice.

January 1997 saw the departure of Tom Dussek to other musical avenues.  Burn remained a three piece until that line upís brief demise in June 2005. The band reformed in January 2006.

In addition to Burn, Rob has worked with the JOHN COGHLAN BAND (ex STATUS QUO), touring the UK and Europe where they supported Manfred Mannís Earthband.  QUATERMASS 2, which unfortunately did not last long, was a project headed by MICK UNDERWOOD (GILLAN, THE OUTLAWS, STRAPS).

Rob has had short stints in various other bands, sometimes put together for one or two nights and has played with a plethora of other name musicians such as NICK SIMPER (DEEP PURPLE, WARHORSE), "HUD" HUDSON (STRAWBS, HUDSON-FORD), GARY BARDEN (MICHAEL SHENKER), LINDSAY BRIDGEWATER (OZZY OSBOURNE, BUDGIE), CHICK CHURCHILL (TEN YEARS AFTER), PETE PARKS (WARHORSE), CHUCK SABO (RIGHT SAID FRED, SHAKESPEARE'S SISTER), CLEM CURTIS (THE FOUNDATIONS), STEVE PRIEST AND MICK TUCKER (THE SWEET), DOOGIE WHITE (RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and perhaps the most dubious of all.....GARY GLITTER!

In January 2004 Rob completed a solo album called Partly Covered, featuring recordings of some of Rob's songs from the past and more recently recorded personal favourite cover songs.  In January 2010 Rob released a second album called Sassed.

Rob  worked with vocalist ELLIOT TUFFIN for a couple of years in his band and duo and then worked with JONNIE HAWKINS in a rock duo. Jonnie made it as far as Sharon Osborne's X-Factor boot camp a few years ago.

Rob also played with Spanish rock covers bands HALCYON DAYZ and ART CLUB  in Spain. Halcyon Dayz were one of the Costa del Sol's leading cover bands and featured ex CHICKENSHACK guitarist Bill Brown, who was the subject of a  BBC TV documentary and featured a gig at which Rob played.

Rob divides his time between BURN and BACK 2 BACK, a duo fronted by a female singer and he also plays occasional solo instrumental gigs in the UK and southern Spain, where his solo act has become popular.

More recently, Rob was invited to join Deep Purple tribute band 24 Carat Purple. He started gigging with them in September 2008.

In February 2012 Rob relocated to Spain where he continues with his solo instrumental gigs and formed The Rob Sas Band whilst still returning to the UK for 24 Carat Purple and Burn duties.