Houston Texas Artist Rob Carranza delivers yet another High Impact Rock Record. "Carranza" is a catchy rock record with melodic overtones that can be compared to The FooFighters, Jimmy Eatworld, and Incubus. The record was Made In Texas 10/15/10 at SugarHill, with production contributors such as Bryan Jones (Podunk/Kelly Clarkson), and Ty Tabor (King's X).
In the past Rob formed the band StarFX , which achieved moderate success with their national release of "Changes" in 2000. Later that same year recorded a demo with Producer Dave Ahlert (The Jacksons, Earth To Andy, Fleetwood Mac, Sugar Ray, Blue October) and with the help of Attorney Al Staeheley (Stevie Ray Vaughan, King's X, Blue October) received 6 label offers.
Rob has shared the stage with many top acts nation-wide and locally performed at Houston's BuzzFest.
After quitting the biz in 2001 was offered a gig with Warner Chapel as a staff writer in Burbank, CA; but still not happy with the music industry decided to decline. Later in 2004 teamed up with wife Melanie formed a group and performed at SXSW in Austin. Rob and Melanie co-wrote song "Where Did I Go". Melanie dropped out of band to raise son Diego. Finally Rob started new project Carranza and has carried on the family art!
Robbie Espinor (bass) has played with many many top acts in Houston (The Rachels, Carnival Sin, etc), toured the country and opened for many national acts. Slingin a 6 string bass he is truly a bad-ass!
Dustin Sheffield (Drums) has been in the scene for many years, playing tunes from punk to hard rock. Dustin is a hard hitt'n drummer with technical chops.