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|Born||Chicago, Illinois US|
|Instruments||Guitar, mandolin, vocals|
|Labels||Plateau, ANTI-, SEN|
|Associated acts||The Frames, The Swell Season, Marketa Irglova, ButcherShop Quartet, GardenBower|
Rob Bochnik (born 1973) is a musician, audio engineer, singer and songwriter. He is guitarist with The Frames, The Swell Season, The Butcher Shop Quartet and records as a solo artist. He has worked on several projects as an audio engineer including the Once soundtrack and Set List, The Frames' 2003 live album.
Bochnik was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is a graduate of DePaul University where he studied music, recording, and classical guitar. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree for sound recording technology with a minor in physics. During and after college, Bochnik played guitar in a local Chicago band called Garden Bower. He also played in The Butcher Shop Quartet, which arranged, recorded and performed the Rite of Spring, by Igor Stravinsky, for two guitars, bass and drums (rock band format). During this time he also worked at Steve Albini's recording studio, Electrical Audio. He worked there as an audio engineer and assisted in constructing the studios and maintaining them.
In 2002, he began playing guitar and touring with The Frames. In 2003 he was asked to join the band and has been recording and touring with them ever since. The Frames have toured the world and have shared billings with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Levon Helm. In 2007, he released a solo album, Blowing Out the Cobwebs. In 2008, he began touring with The Swell Season. He played guitar and mandolin on the band’s current release “Strict Joy” and toured extensively with the band. Bochnik contributed to Marketa Irglova's debut album, *Anar (2011), and has toured with her through Europe and the States. He will contribute to her second solo record in 2012.
He is working on his next solo record.