It was Spring Fling 1996 when local favorite Rob and the Mob played their last “official” gig. The classic rock band had played together for over ten years. During this time, they played the local bar/club scenes and they had the pleasure of opening for bands like Charlie Daniels, The Producers, Delbert McClinton, and Marshall Tucker Band.
“I can’t think of a better reason to come out of retirement,” said lead guitar player Barry Burnett, who is close personal friends of the Cook family.
“We are counting on all of those fans we once had to come out and see how we sound after a 12 year hiatus.” Fans can expect to hear many of the same songs that made Rob and the Mob an instant hit as soon as they took the stage – upbeat favorites featuring a variety of Doors, Springsteen, Stones, and Beatles. “We play music that practically all listeners can enjoy.”
Most of the Mob members still live in Spartanburg, but a few have moved away, including lead singer Rob Myers, who now resides in Pawley’s Island and drummer Steve Nalley, who lives in Winston Salem. Other members still in Spartanburg in addition to Burnett are Cole Graham, guitar/keyboard; Ted Lucktenberg, bass; and Jeff Brady, keyboard.
Rob and the Mob set to take the stage around 8 pm.