Rob Coombes

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Rob Coombes
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Rob Coombes performing with Supergrass in London, 2008.
Background information
Birth name Robert Joseph Coombes
Born (1972-04-27) 27 April 1972 (age 45)
Oxford, England
Genres Alternative rock, Britpop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Keyboards, Theremin
Years active 1991–present

Rob Coombes (born Robert Joseph Coombes, 27 April 1972, Oxford, England) is an English musician and former keyboard player for Supergrass.[1]

He is the older brother of Gaz Coombes and was the newest member of Supergrass, officially joining in 2002,[2] though he had been an unofficial member for the majority of the band's career to that point. He played keyboards on all of the bands' albums and tours, and helped with the writing and arranging. He favoured the Hammond organ, where his playing was described as "the perfect foil to Gaz's guitar bombast".[3]

He lives in Oxford with his three children, Lila, Louis, Ailla.[citation needed] He has a second younger brother, Charly, who was keyboard player in 22-20s.


  1. ^ Levy, Doug (3 March 2003). Artist Spotlight: Supergrass. CMJ New Music. p. 22. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Wiseman, Eva (30 March 2008). "Lunch with Supergrass". The Observer. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "CD Reviews – Diamond Hoo Haa Man". Otago Daily Times. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 

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