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Rob Laidlaw

Today Producer/Musician/Juno-nominated songwriter Rob Laidlaw joins us from Toronto, Ontario.

Rob has played and toured with many great Canadian and American bands. Formerly the new Platinum Blonde band, Lee Arron, Kim Mitchell, Alannah Myles, Glass Tiger, New Regime, Helix, Rough Trade, Toronto, Ric Emmett, Honeymoon Suite, Loverboy, Survivor, Jack Soul, Len, and many others.

With a career over 35 years in studio production, marketing, distribution to songwriting and backing up live gigs, his company Rob Laidlaw Music offers artists his expertise to help navigate the complexities of the music industry.

Today we talk about his time with these legendary Canadian bands, learn about the work he’s doing at Rob Laidlaw Music, and listen to current collaborative releases and his solo release, “Pretty Mess”.

“Pretty Mess” video produced and directed by Christine Denty. Written by Rob Laidlaw.

“Triumph Over Tragedy” written Rob Laidlaw, Mike Reno – 2006
“Jason Aldean” written Rob Laidlaw, Ryan Connelly. Produced by Rob
“Feeling Low” written Rob Laidlaw, Taylor Landry. Produced by Rob

About the Author
With an entrepreneurial career covering decades, Shay Drinkwalter has worked in media content creation, copywriting, and branding for over 40 years. Shay started at a local outlet now part of Metroland Media Group, covering regional sports, after a political correspondent at the local and national level. For a two-decade span, she was a stockbroker and then executive of a national securities firm, meanwhile providing content for periodicals, newsletters, national corporations, and not-for-profits. She is a founding member of the Canadian Freelance Guild/CWA, a former radio show host, and co-founder/editor of a local digital news platform. Shay is a publicist and curator for a UK indie platform. She covers artists of all genres, from around the globe. She provides popular music content for an NYC content firm. Additionally, she writes for music, literary, and foodie blogs. Shay’s blog, thebuzzr, promotes independent artists. Feedspot recognized the blog in its 2020 Top 20 Music Marketing blogs. When not writing, through The Buzz Roll Media™ she engages in publicity (PR), content creation, and creative media for indie artists, bands & venues. Another project, Buzzr Stagewear, creates stage wear for bands & artists. (a bit busy, yet loves it) For most of her story, she was a big city lady. In contrast, she now writes, podcasts & creates from her home studio situated in rural Ontario.

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