Rob Fahri – Lead Vocal
Rob Farhi could very well be Australia’s best kept secret and with a voice bigger than his generous physique, that’s saying something.
His vocal acrobatics have left audiences and critics raving. His seamless transitions from powerhouse anthems, to tender ballads defy belief and leaves you wondering, how.
Rob’s voice touches spectators at a visceral level, with some claiming;
“Hearing him sing was like having a religious experience”
“The hairs on the back of my neck stood on end the moment he started singing”
The development of his unique style is as a result of a lifetime of musical influences. Born to French and Mauritian immigrant parents in Perth, Western Australia, Rob was always exposed to a host of genres. Opera, Jazz, and French Cabaret, to Rock, R&B and Pop were sounds that formed his musical pallet.
With an eclectic range of influences, Rob is keen to point out that everything he listens to helps to mould his sound in some way, but he credits Lou Rawls, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Prince and Ray Charles amongst his biggest influences.
Rob’s touring schedule is increasing relentlessly and he is finding himself more in demand than ever, in venues across Queensland. It seems that live music lovers can’t get enough of his raw powerhouse sound and talent and once you’ve him for yourself, you’ll be coming back for more and more.
“Listening to Rob sing live, is better than any medication”
Harry Gusman – Lead & Rhythm Guitar + Backing Vocal
Harry started learning guitar at the age of 12 in a very musical family and neighbourhood and joined his first band at 14.
As he really enjoyed performing, he started his formal education in music with classical guitar lessons at age 17 followed by a Bachelor of Music (Hons) in teaching and performance at the Indonesian Institute of Art.
For three consecutive years he was awarded the Best Guitarist in Java Indonesia in 1989, 1990 and 1991.
He started playing music professionally since the early 90s, including playing lead guitar in various bands at concerts, pubs and nightclubs as well as session work, arranging songs and jingles, teaching guitar and bass, playing in an orchestra, conducting guitar workshops and judging music competitions.
Highlights of his career include live TV performances in Indonesia, playing with the late Mats Olauson (the former keyboardist from Yngwie Malmsteen’s band) playing with the Indonesian Wind Orchestra, and performing around South-East Asia, across Australia and New Zealand.
Harry has continued to expand his knowledge by taking blues lessons with guitar gurus in Chicago USA and completing guitar courses at the Berklee College of Music, USA including jazz guitar, blues guitar and classic rock guitar.
Harry has taught in well-respected music schools including the Yamaha Music School in Indonesian cities such as Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Surakarta and established his own private guitar school Harry’s Guitar Studio.
Since 1998, Harry lived in Sydney and played with local bands such as Colin Fox, Caribbean Fever, Caribbean Soul, Seven Year Itch, and The Tuners and Groovology.
In addition to being a full time guitar and bass teacher, he is also an arranger and a session guitarist.
Brian Grose – Bass & Backing Vocals
Brian Grose is an experienced bass player with diverse musical influences. His musical tastes revolve around funk, rock, hip hop, acid jazz, house, progressive rock/metal, trip hop and house.
Over the years he has played in several local originals and covers bands from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Aside from playing in Brothers in Groove, his current projects include original outfits Colloquium (Brisbane) and The Lots (Sunshine Coast).
As the most recent member of Brothers in Groove, Brian finds great enjoyment in playing a variety of great rock and popular music within this group of talented musicians.
Robbie Penman – Drums & Backing Vocal
Rob began his drumming career in the rock driven ‘90s, performing locally around the clubs and pubs of Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Rob was an integral part of local lads Pharaohs Playground who credits included national touring, 4 studio albums, single on triple J’s 3 hours of power compilation “Thirteen music videos on RAGE and major support slots with THE DIVINYLS, 30 ODD FOOT OF GRUNT and THE CHOIRBOYS.
Rob has also enjoyed playing with several pub cover and corporate cover bands over the years. Currently, Rob drives part of the rhythm section with Brisbane band GOOD WILL REMEDY, Annie J & Fusion and the highly versatile Sunshine Coast cover band – Brothers In Groove.