Rob McDonald


Rob Mcdonald, Bassist, Singer, Producer

Versatility is the key component of this talented musician, bassist, singer and producer, who hails from the Motor City.  A self-taught musician, bassist, producer and singer/songwriter, Rob McDonald, began his musical career at an early age.

His brothers were always using the drums for local club gigs  and Rob decided it was time to try another instrument, the guitar. Emulating the style of legendary guitarist, Jimi Hendrix, McDonald learned to play the guitar left-handed and upside down. (not knowing Jimi’s right-handed guitar was actually strung left-handed). This proved to be a difficult method for playing open cords, and that was when, at the age of 13, he picked up a bass.

After  High School Rob moved to Los Angeles with a Detroit based band called Paradise. Local gigs and an international tour in Japan soon followed. Honing his skills while working local clubs and in national touring productions of “Your Arms Are Too Short to Box with God” starring Jennifer Holiday, and “The Wiz” starring Grace Jones, Peabo Bryson, Tony Terry, Cece Peniston, and Howard Hewitt.

It didn’t take long before Rob began to attract the attention of other national artists including, Chaka Khan, Norman Brown, Brenda Russell, Patti Austin, David Pack, Jeffery Osbourne, Marion Meadows, Jeff Lorber to name a few.