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Rob Taggart


Keyboard Player

Rob is a long standing member of the Funkestra and has an incredibly soulful and funky style, both when soloing and comping. Guitarist Eran Kendler and Rob have a wonderful comping hook-up which propels the band forward in a serious fashion.

Rob, the quintessential professional keyboard player, studied at the Royal Academy of Music who had performed and arranged music with great success ever since.

He has performed all over the world and toured extensively with headline act throughout the UK, including artists like Just Jack and Katie Melua, Beverly Knight, Sister Sledge, Rumer, Solange Knowles, The Script, Rick Astley and Tony Hadley?s Big Band. Rob has worked at numerous West End theatre productions including Damon Albarn?s Monkey: Journey to the West. He is a regular pianist for X Factor and Britain?s Got Talent and was in the house band for the Charlotte Church Show.

He can also add a string of successful compositions and arrangements for TV to his impressive workload, including advertising campaigns for Kia, Dove, British Gas, PC World, Save the Children and many more.