Growing up in England I worked in a diverse array of bands and performed on the London college circuit. Later I played hundreds of gigs at festivals (such as The Big Muddy Blues Festival, Blues In The District, Washington Blues, etc). and at clubs around the U.S.
My group, Rob Garland & The Blue Monks, opened for artists such as B.B. King, Chuck Berry and Booker T. The band attained airplay on international radio and T.V. stations. 

​I graduated from Christ Church College in the U.K. with a Bachelor’s degree in Music/Radio Film & Television. After moving to the U.S. I studied with jazz great Jimmy Bruno. 

Since being featured in guitar magazines, (Guitarist, Guitar One, Premier Guitar, etc), my first instructional book was published by Cherry Lane in 2007 which led to a wonderful relationship with TrueFire where I create instructional courses, such as the best selling Chord Navigator: CAGED series. In July 2021 I began filming new courses for JamPlay, the "Essential Blues" series which are now available.

At the beginning of 2021 I published an eBook containing motivation and practice concepts for guitarists, entitled Guitar Play! 

I also launched a Patreon Page offering exclusive guitar lessons, live video chat and more, for members of "The British Invasion!" Plus interactive "75-Live" masterclasses for VIP members.

I've been a guitar teacher for over 25 years and am very proud to be part of the faculty at Musicians Institute, in Hollywood, CA. I also teach online private lessons from my home in L.A. using Blink Lesson

Over the years I have played in rock bands, funk/soul groups, jazz combos, fusion bands, blues trios, acoustic duos, jam-bands, etc. Currently I play gigs with jazz/funk band Catatonic and my jazz rock group Rob Garland's Eclectic Trio at venues such as The Baked Potato, Vitello's, Alva's Showroom and The Mint.

I've performed sessions in the U.K. and U.S. including Los Angeles studios such as Revolver, The Village Recorder and Bad Robot.

I love writing, recording and releasing my original music ranging in genre from jazz/rock instrumental to acoustic vocal folk, which can be streamed on Spotify or downloaded on iTunes, as well as numerous other digital platforms. 

In 2021 I released a homage to 70's/80's rock entitled "126" featuring Marco Minnemann on drums. Stream/download the track and watch the video.

In 2022 I released a homage to the late great Gary Moore, entitled "44 Moore"

In September 2018 I was honoured to perform and jam with legendary guitarist 

Steve Vai at the 'Big Mama-Jama Jamathon' in Hollywood, CA.

Some of the other amazing musicians I've worked with include Marco Minnemann
(Joe Satriani/The Aristocrats), Jimmy Haslip (The Yellowjackets), Andy Sanesi (Scott Henderson), Joel Taylor (Allan Holdsworth), Tony Newton (Gary Moore), Mick Stevens (Brand X) and Gus Thornton (Albert King). 

Endorsements include the wonderful folks at Bogner amplification, Xotic guitars, Curt Mangan strings, ChickenPicks and Moody Leather Straps.

​I love all different genres of music and am influenced by everyone from Joni Mitchell to Frank Zappa, via Prince and Black Sabbath! I'm fascinated by the harmony of jazz combined with the energy and tone of rock.

My favourite guitar players growing up were Gary Moore, Eddie Van Halen, Jake E Lee, Brian May, Richie Blackmore and Steve Lukather.

​Blimey that was a bit long!

If you made it this far, thanks for reading,