Rob Roberts (b. 1996) studies composition at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Coming from an artistic family, he has been brought up surrounded by music. Born in Marple, a small town on the Cheshire/Manchester border, he performed as part of Marple Hall School Concert band, Wind Band, Swing Band and Choir. At Xaverian 6th Form College, he was in the Orchestra, Choir, Big Band and many other smaller ensembles. He began composing after studying with Matthew Sergeant, and performing as part of the Experimental music group. He plays electric and acoustic guitar, bass, trombone and piano alongside an eclectic mix of unusual instruments (Kalimba, Balalaika Autoharp, Melodica, Valve and Soprano Trombone).