More About Rob Frazier
His last solo project was released in 1997, entitled The Things I Say. Working with legendary producer Dave Perkins (Newsboys, Steve Taylor, Randy Stonehill, Chagall Guevera) was a stimulating experience and resulted in a deeply personal album with a harder edge than his earlier releases and secured a 1998 Indie Award. Best known songs are the title track as well as "Watching Over Me" and "Everything is New Under the Son."
"Forgiven," "We Are One," "A Place Called Heaven" and "Hole in My Heart," the first four singles from The Long Run, Frazier's previous effort, all reached the CCM Top 10. Before that he released Retrospect, a "Best of... Volume 1" project plus three new songs, which yielded two top 10 songs, "Love is Sacrifice" and "Why Why Why," a duet with Steve Camp. "Got Your Word on It" and "The Heartland" from the 1990 album of the same name both occupied top spots on the national survey for several weeks.
Meanwhile, Rob began receiving heavy mainstream airplay in South Africa, beginning with the song "Go Through Fire," which led to two sold out tours there in the 1990s. He says it was interesting to see his name on the radio charts above the Rolling Stones and Sara McLaughlan, among others! He also undertook several tours of Australia where he recorded the surprise blues band project with two popular Australian Christian artists called The Blues Farmers.
Previous well-known songs include the standards "(Doesn't Anybody Pray in) This Town Anymore" and "Break My Heart" from 1987's This Town. In 1984 he released his solo debut, Cut It Away, including the hits "Come On Elaine," "Train Up a Child" and the classic "He is All You Need" recorded by Steve Camp and other artists.
Frazier enjoyed a close relationship with Camp for nearly two decades, co-writing many of the songs on his last 11 albums as well as songs for other artists including Margaret Becker, Rick Cua, John Fischer, the classic-rock band KANSAS, Kenny Marks, Geoff Moore and the Distance, Ricky Scaggs and others. His song writing skills have been widely recognized, including numerous Top 10 Songwriter of the Year citations by the Gospel Music Association as well as two Dove Award nominations for "Song of the Year." He was also a member of the group PETRA for several years appearing on the albums Washes Whiter Than, War and Remembrance and PETRA - The Early Years. Prior to that he led a band in intensive evangelistic youth work throughout England and other European countries.
Rob is available for concerts, worship leading and speaking and is especially appropriate for retreats and conferences. Contact him directly via the Get in touch page
Just for fun here's a blast from the past:
DISCOGRAPHY:CUT IT AWAY Light Records, Newbury Park CA 1984
THIS TOWN Light Records, Newbury Park CA 1986
THE HEARTLAND Urgent Records (Benson), Nashville TN 1990
RETROSPECT Urgent Records (Benson), Nashville TN 1992
THE LONG RUN Urgent Records, Austin TX 1994
THE THINGS I SAY Freedom Records (Malaco) Franklin TN 1997
BLUES FARMERS Freedom Records (Malaco) Franklin TN 1999