Music

Rob Rodell

Could This Be Love (House Dust Remix) [feat. Dj Shimza & Cuebur]

by Rob Rodell

Released 2010
Singers Inc.
Released 2010
Singers Inc.
Urban house from down south - perfectly suited to the Jozi market, but accessible to anyone globally who loves house music!
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From the biggest house market in the world, classically trained artist Rob Rodell combines his powerful vocals with the talents of super-hot young producer Cuebur and popular award-winning DJ Shimza to create a crossover-style song. It features the hottest new sounds emerging from Johannesburg, South Africa, combined with the old-style musicality of Rob Rodell, to create a new sub-genre of house dance music. It's already tearing up the clubs and airwaves of the local scene. …
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This Is My Telos

by Rob Rodell

Released 2016
Singers Inc.
Released 2016
Singers Inc.
A spiritual album, with music to feed the soul, that will appeal to fans of Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman.
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As I grow in my music career, so my music takes on a new depth. It's so true that life's challenges provide a beautiful canvas and backdrop for the creation of music. This has probably been my most personal and most spiritual album to date. The content of the songs is designed to serve the world, with an encouraging message to hold on to life, celebrate it, be grateful for it, love it, cherish it (…
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House Broken

by Rob Rodell

Released 2013
Singers Inc.
Released 2013
Singers Inc.
The much-anticipated debut House album of singer-songwriter Rob Rodell, who through his association with Soul Candi has been able to work with some really talented producers and DJs to create a mixed bag of commercial, deep and tribal House.
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Working with up-and-coming DJs such as Shimza and Cuebur, Rob Rodell has been able to combine his classical background with the best beats that House music has to offer, from commercial to deep house to electric to tribal and then onto Durban-style House with a distinct African flavour. This album combines 12 tracks from Rob's association with brilliantly talented DJs, singer-songwriters, producers and Soul Candi students, and includes a Hip Hop track. Contributors to the album …
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A Cappella Christmas, Vol. 1

by Rob Rodell

Released 2010
Singers Inc.
Released 2010
Singers Inc.
A South African Music Award nominated Christmas album comprised of ten 'a cappella' carols that both critics have praised and fans have described as "a must-have for every Christmas stocking!" Sung without instruments in beautiful, rich 4-part harmony.
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The A Cappella Christmas album is the first volume in a series of albums planned by Rob Rodell, who describes his style as a blend of 'Josh Groban meets Madonna.' This South African Music Award (SAMA) nominated album was lauded by the critics and became the only album nominated for the category 'Best Traditional African A Cappella Gospel Album' that was sung by a white African (Anglo African), and the only album sung by …
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The Green Hills of England

by Rob Rodell

Released 2016
Singers Inc.
Released 2016
Singers Inc.
Have a cup of tea, grab a biscuit and listen to this album of all things traditionally English!
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I am staunchly proud of my British and English heritage, and this album is a celebration of all things English! Celebrate with me as you listen to 9 tracks of traditional music of the English countryside, from Rule Britannia to English Country Garden. Salute the Queen, grab a cub of tea and some Dundee Cake, pat the pet bulldog Winston, and take a listen to some timeless English (and British) classics. Enjoy!

Curtains & Cameras, Act II: Songs of Stage & Screen

by Rob Rodell

Released 2012
Singers Inc.
Released 2012
Singers Inc.
The follow-up album to Act I. If you love show tunes, be they on TV, at the movies, or in the theater, then this may just be the album for you!
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I love watching a good movie or DVD, because for me it offers the ultimate escapism. This year (2012) I was privileged enough to hone my craft by taking some drama lessons, which included a stint on TV. So it is an absolute pleasure to introduce you to ten songs for Curtains & Cameras Act II, with another helping of songs that have adorned the silver screen, the little screen, or the red curtains of the theater. …
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A Cappella Christmas, Vol. 2

by Rob Rodell

Released 2012
Singers Inc.
Released 2012
Singers Inc.
The beautiful follow-up to the critically acclaimed A Cappella Christmas, Vol. 1. If you love Christmas carols, you will adore this album - a must-have for every homely Christmas party with family and friends.
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This album saw the combination of hand bell ringing with vocal harmony, creating a beautiful remake of some old classic Christmas tunes. It lends a gorgeous tone to the carols, which range from four- to ten-part harmonies. Much thanks to the Whitechapel Ringers, a hand bell ringing group based in Johannesburg, who did such an amazing job of ringing the bells - it sounds so pretty! Merry Christmas everyone, and the happiest of New Years …
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Curtains & Cameras, Act I: Songs of Stage & Screen

by Rob Rodell

Released 2012
Singers Inc.
Released 2012
Singers Inc.
Whether it's a favourite movie, TV show or musical, there is something here for everyone when it comes to show tunes and songs of musical theatre. With one new track and nine covers, this album is perfect with a glass of wine for a chilled evening.
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This album was a labour of love. With my background in musical theatre and with classical training, I am reminded of the words of Howard Massey, author of the excellent books "Behind the Glass," which detail how some of the world's biggest hits were made, from the music producer's perspective. In the second volume he refers to "singers that blend classic sensibilities with current sounds" - that's me. Having performed on stage since a very …
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Finding My Own Voice

by Rob Rodell

Released 2011
Singers Inc.
Released 2011
Singers Inc.
An easy-listening mix of adult contemporary songs for the intellectual mind...
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If you're under 30 with an IQ lower than 120, you'll hate this album. No, this is thinking man's music, an eclectic mix of songs designed for people who have been schooled in the tempests of life and have lived to tell the tale.

Adult contemporary fare at its best, Rob Rodell combines the sounds of Elton John and Josh Groban on this album. Listeners who enjoy Sting, Rick Astley, Roy Orbison and Celine Dion might also …
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The Spirit Within

by Rob Rodell

Released 2010
Singers Inc.
Released 2010
Singers Inc.
If you love the music of Josh Groban and Andrew Lloyd-Webber, you'll love this album.
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This album is a testimony to that unshakeable, unsinkable part in each of us: that spirit which is still crying out to you to go and live your passion, your mission and your purpose. Well, I finally listened to my spirit, and this album is the fruit of my labour, my sophomore solo attempt to find my way in the world.

Even though lots of other singers have sung the stuff on this album before, …
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All Wrapped Up This Christmas

by Rob Rodell

Released 2009
Singers Inc.
Released 2009
Singers Inc.
For fans of Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli and Il Divo, this is the perfect Christmas album.
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A Christmas album with an eclectic mix of old Christmas standards and newer tunes, sung in any style from pop to 'a cappella' to soaring vocals. A must-have for any Christmas stocking.
Rob Rodell
2008-09-23
Rodell

Story

This is the original version of the song, before Cuebur got his hands on it and turned it into a hit. The song originally started to grow legs when I was on holiday in Umdloti in 2006. It really speaks of my inner struggle between love and hatred, lust and carnal desire, the spirit and the flesh, between the head and the heart. It is, I suppose, typical of the dichotomy that artists feel, running the gamut of the emotional spectrum that makes artists who they are. This sounds morbid, but if I could choose, I would have opted to NOT exist in the first place. I think the world is a messed up place! But, I have been given life, so I want to choose to celebrate it, always trying to be grateful for the many blessings I have in my life.

Lyrics

Verse 1: My life has always been a mess, oh but lately there's been more distress 'Cause my mind is the battlefield, and my body is the war I'm in too deep, I don't think I can take this anymore Chorus: I just don't know what or where to do, my loneliness is because of you Why do you take me for a fool? Could this be love? Verse 2: So now I'm in a world of sin, and I really want it, want to give in 'Cause my thoughts they keep a-hauntin' me, don't know how to make it through And my only hope is holdin' onto you Chorus