Born in New York City, ROB BERRETTA grew up in Spain and Germany before moving back to his old neighborhood. A frequent performer on Manhattan’s singer-songwriter circuit in the late 80s and early 90s, Rob stopped performing and embarked on a career as a performing arts agent. Returning to his own music, Rob has released five albums, Songs from the Big Martin (produced by Mark Lineberry and featuring Cheryl Prashker and Amura Onyaa); Big Questions, Little Answers; Burst of Joy!; Another Banker's Dozen and 2019's Misaligned Apples.
Living as an ex-patriot gave Rob an opportunity to regard different cultures, including his own, as an outsider, and many of his 300+ songs reflect the critical distance of an observer. His new songs revolve around themes of marriage (Build Your House), climate change (Beethoven, Move North) social and political issues (Unbreaking News, Giddy With Meanness) record collecting and the bonds of friendship (both, in that order, on UK Records). Named for the rarest collectible copy of Abbey Road, and featuring a twist on that iconic album’s cover, Misaligned Apples looks from the past out to the future through cautious, yet hopeful eyes.