Rob Castell is an actor, singer, musician and songwriter. Known mostly for his work with Barbershopera Productions, he has in recent years won awards for writing, acting and journalism both in the UK and abroad.
Rob is currently appearing on E4's Playing It Straight as Pablo the Matador alongside Gary Albert Hughes! He is also preparing for the release of his solo album Stories of Ourselves as well as working on a brand new full scale musical with Paul O'Mahony.
Talented songwriter Rob also writes and perform with Tom Green as both "Barbershopera" and "The Bodega Brothers".
Barbershopera is a comedy barbershop quartet with three guys and a girl!
They formed in 2007, started performing standalone songs at OneTaste West in Hammersmith, had a great time, made some people laugh. They got director Sarah Tipple on board, and together made the full-length acappella musical Barbershopera! and took it to the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe, where they won rave reviews and sell-out audiences, as well as two Musical Theatre Matters Awards (Best New Musical and Best Lyrics).
The show then toured throughout the UK on a 2009 Rural Tour.
A new show, Barbershopera II: In the Mane of the Father, debuted at Edinburgh 2009 (where the Best Lyrics title was retained) and transferred to London's Trafalgar Studios in January 2010.
Barbershopera I has been recorded as an Afternoon Play on Radio 4 (transmitted on May 3rd), and Barbershopera II toured across the UK in May, June and July 2010. Barbershopera III: Apocalypse No! premiered at Edingurgh 2010 and was voted Winner of Best Lyrics and Best Book at Musical Theatre Matters Awards 2010! www.myspace.com/barbershopera
The Bodega Brothers sing comic songs, make rhymes, and have good times,