Rob Momary -- Brief Intermission
His unique and captivating progressive alt
folk sound remains one of pop music's best kept secrets. And
with the release of Rob Momary's 6 song EP, "Brief Intermission,
" this Las Vegas born underground hit is fast becoming
a formidable musical force.
Rob Momary was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2001,
he graduated from Wheaton College in Chicago, Illinois with
B.A. degrees in Philosophy and Communications. He currently
resides in Los Angeles, and is pursuing a career in music.
Rob learned to play guitar at 15 at the prompting of his dad,
Doug, and sister, Laura. He was first inspired to write after
a close childhood girlfriend moved to Tennessee.
Rob's first live appearance was with his sister in the summer
of 1997. The two played several shows at a Las Vegas coffeehouse,
showcasing original material in a laid-back folk/pop style.
The brother and sister team recorded a demo CD during the
winter months of the following year, but time and distance
kept them from continuing a career together.
While attending college, Rob took a hiatus from live performances
to pursue another passion (film), working creatively on numerous
projects for his school and writing/directing a short film
for a showcase his senior year. He re-emerged onto the college
music scene in 2001, playing his first live show in four years
at a spring house party, receiving great reviews for his tunes.
Upon graduation, Rob took the long road to Los Angeles, leaving
life behind for an eye-opening trek around Europe with a college
friend. After his arrival in L.A., Rob played several well-received
solo shows at the Crooked Bar on Hollywood's Sunset Strip
while working days as an Associate Producer of New Media for
In the fall of 2001, Rob was introduced by a mutual friend
to producer Jesse Deyo. Jesse and Rob found an immediate bond
in their love for music, and soon pooled their resources to
create "Brief Intermission," a captivating and unconventional
6-song demo EP of Rob's music.
The two began laying down tracks in the spring of 2002. Recorded
for the most part during the midnight hours, Jesse and Rob's
time in the studio was humorously dubbed "The Hong Kong Sessions."
Rob explains: "Since we didn't have the money to pay for [studio]
time during the day, Jess and I would take the studio's graveyard
shift. Then I'd go to work, come home, sleep, and start work
on the songs again the next night. It was like we were on
Hong Kong time." The EP was completed after nine months of
work, uniquely capturing Rob's songs with its progressive
Since completing "Brief Intermission," Rob has designed a
website showcasing his music (www.robmomary.com)
and is currently playing shows and open-mics in the L.A. area.