Born: Pontiac, Michigan, USA
Rob Burns (born Robert George Henry Burns, 24 February 1953), earlier also known as Robbie Burns, is an English/New Zealand bass player, author and academic. Dr. Burns' career spans four decades, encompassing the varied musical genres of Pop, Rock, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Gospel, Folk and Country. From the late 1970s until 1999 he toured and worked several sessions a week for artists of international fame, as well as for many major British TV shows, before embarking upon an academic career. Burns earned a PhD in music from the University of Otago in 2008 and has published work in several academic publications. He resides in Dunedin, New Zealand and gained citizenship of New Zealand on 4 June 2014.
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