|Birth name||Robert Pak|
|Also known as||Robt Ptak|
|Born||13 October 1970|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, record producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, drums, bass|
|Years active||1992 - present|
|Associated acts||Pin Me Down,
The Bastard Kings of Rock
Robt Ptak (born October 13, 1970) is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, and record producer who is the co-founding member and bassist/backing vocalist for 1990s pop punk band Size 14.
The band Size 14 was formed when Ptak placed an ad in a Los Angeles classified magazine. Ptak and bandmate Linus of Hollywood recorded all of the bands early demos on Ptak's 8 Track. Ptak can also be heard singing backing vocals and the high falsettos parts on the bands songs. Ptak left the band in 19997 and was replaced by Ray Santangelo.
Ptak moved to New York City to start a live version of his solo-project Artificial Joy which consisted of singer Milena Mepris (who later went to form Pin Me Down), bassist Mark Cevellos, and drummer Alex Elena. Later, drummer John Lamkin also joined. The band produced one 7 track CD. After Artificial Joy disbanded, Ptak formed the rock band The Bastard Kings of Rock with Ptak on Lead vocals and lead guitar, Aristotle Dreher on bass and Michael Hamilton on drums, the band split up in 2004, after which Ptak focused on management and production.
Work as manager
Ptak was the manager of Pin Me Down the side project from Bloc Party guitarist Russell Lissack and Artificial Joy singer Milena Mepris. Ptak and Renee Frisch also executive produced the band's album, while Alex Elena was the album's producer.
|Size 14||Backing Vocals, Bassist, Co Founder||1995–1997|
|Artificial Joy||Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Primary Songwriter||1992–2001|
|The Bastard Kings of Rock||Vocals, Guitar, Primary Songwriter||2001–2004|
|Pin Me Down||Exec Producer, Manager||2005-2008|