Rob Younger

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Rob Younger is an Australian rock musician, vocalist, songwriter and producer. He is best known as a member of the influential Sydney-based punk rock group Radio Birdman, and a founding father of the Australian Independent music scene.

Radio Birdman was one of the first punk bands in Australia, formed alongside Deniz Tek in Sydney, 1974. The group has influenced the work of many successful, mainstream bands and is now considered to be one of the most crucial bands to Australia's musical growth. After the Radio Birdman break-up, Younger joined the super-group, New Race, who were active in 1981. Younger also formed the New Christs, whose roots are born after the 1978 Radio Birdman split and after a harrowing multi-decade history, continue to remain active today.


Younger is also known for his vast catalogue of production work, particularly with bands on the Citadel Records label. In the past he has teamed up with Alan Thorne engineering, but has more recently been known to work independently for bands in Australia and France.

Younger and Radio Birdman are cited as influential by various rock and roll bands globally such as The Hives and Silverchair, the latter of which inducted the band into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007.


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