About Rob Town
Rob Town is founder / CEO of Stampede Press, an independent UK music PR and Marketing agency.
Formerly bassist in the British rock group Panic Cell, Rob’s time in the band saw him sharing stages worldwide with the likes of Metallica, Disturbed, Slayer, Megadeth, Alice In Chains, American Head Charge, Staind, Mudvayne, Alice Cooper, Papa Roach and many more, plus various slots at major festivals Download, Sonisphere, Bloodstock Open Air, SXSW, Fields Of Rock, Wacken Open Air, Hard Rock Hell, Hammerfest and more. Panic Cell were featured by major press / media outlets, including TV stations MTV, Kerrang TV, and notably Scuzz TV; which saw the band reach number one on the station’s most played video chart with their single ‘Save Me’, alongside classic songs by Linkin Park, Slipknot, and Evanescence. In 2008 and 2009 Panic Cell featured on soundtracks to and starred in various screen productions including MTV’s ‘Fur TV’.
After leaving Panic Cell in 2011, Rob formed Stampede Press the following year. Notable clients to date include Terrorvision, Winger/Kip Winger, SOiL, (Hed)p.e., Richie Ramone, Jizzy Pearl of Love/Hate, Toby Jepson/Wayward Sons, Anti-Clone, Courtesans, BlackWolf / illustr8ors, Krysthla, Samarkind, The Rocket Dolls and more. Originally set up to be a PR agency, his experience playing in bands (whilst co-managing band music business matters) has led to Rob passing on crucial knowledge to Stampede’s clients, whilst mentoring musicians with support, elements of artist management, and consultation.
Stampede Press was voted “BEST PR Company 2017” by Real Rock Show.
Rob is preparing to study for an MA in Music Industry Innovation and Enterprise with WaterBear and the University Of Chichester. His long term goal is to help musicians avoid common pitfalls that bands can fall into in the music business, maintaining a grounded and positive approach to their music career whilst having a happy mindset and enjoy music as much as possible.
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