Rob Loyot Bio

Rob Loyot was born to a musical family in Waterbury, CT in 1965. His father was an accordion player and devoted fan of the Hammond B3 organ. His mom was a painter and a flutist. His brother, Chas, is a recreational guitarist and his other brother, Ed, is a talented pianist/trumpeter/accordionist.

From a very early age, Rob enjoyed playing music with the family. He started out on piano at age 7, and migrated to saxophone by age 9. At 15, he was playing the Top 40 circuit 2-to-5 nights a week in one of his father’s many bands. This edition was called “Mirage” and played all the hits; from Kool and the Gang to K.C. and the Sunshine Band.

Rob quickly progressed to fronting several of his own bands, while finishing Holy Cross High School and moving on to Saint Michael’s College. After completing a degree in Computer Science/Engineering and doing a brief stint as a Software Engineer, Rob grew bored with the 9-to-5 lifestyle, and set out to pursue a music career. Much to his father’s dismay, Rob literally walked out on his high-paying job one day, and onto the stage with one of Connecticut’s finest bands the next – playing with “Tony Richards and the K-Man Band” for about 2 years.

Always fascinated with the recording studio, Rob decided to combine his joy of playing with his strong technical background and applied for the Berklee School of Music’s “Production and Engineering” program. Rob was one of 50 candidates accepted out of 400 applicants. He went on to achieve a 3.9 GPA in his 2 years at Berklee. Once again the stage called and Rob elected to forgo further training to join up with some of New York City’s finest session players to form the group “Live Bait”. After releasing one album, Live Bait was swallowed up by “Entrain”.

Entrain featured Rob on Sax, Vocals, Afro-Cuban Percussion and Hammond B3; bringing him back to his roots as a keyboardist. Rob wrote the horn arrangements for the band and did some of engineering on the band’s second record, “Can U Get It”. During Rob’s five-year tenure with the band they won a Boston Music Award for “Best Live Show” (Boston Area), and were semi-finalists in Musician Magazines’ “Best Unsigned Act” (North America). Entrain regularly played sold-out clubs in the New England area.

In 1997 Rob left the band and took a step back from playing music full time. He moved to Boston to be with his long time love interest Amelie. He continued to play “on the side” with long time friends Mike Benjamin and Judd Fuller while establishing a steady day job in Computers. in 2000 Rob fulfilled a long time dream and opened the first version of his Studio “Noise in the Attic” deriving it’s name as a play on Toys in the Attic and it’s location in the attic of his new home in Stoneham, Ma. in 2002 the newly married Rob and Amelie moved to Scituate on the South Shore of Boston and welcomed daughter Alexandra to their lives. In 2005 Rob opened the new and vastly improved “Noise in the Attic” in a newly renovated building on their Scituate property. Since then, Rob has been Producing and Engineering recordings for numerous local Artists as well as providing career guidance to the next generation of musicians.

In his 20-year-plus stage career, Rob has performed for crowds of 10,000-plus, played on or produced over 100 albums (some nationally released), sold over 75,000 albums without the benefit of a record deal, and played more than 3000 live shows. His credits as a sideman include: Carly Simon, Bo Diddley, Dave Mason, John Cruz, Tony Richards, Mike Benjamin, Brian Alex and Justin Beach. He has opened for the likes of Joan Jett, Hall and Oates, Taylor Dayne, Cheap Trick, CPR, The Spin Doctors, NRBQ, Meatloaf, and many others.

Rob is a multiple Boston Music Award (BMA) winner for his work with Entrain and Girls Guns and Glory. In recent years, some of Rob’s most notable work has come from his development of Boston based “Girls Guns and Glory” as their Mentor and Producer. Rob became their formal Manager near the end of 2007. In 2008, under Rob’s guidance, GG&G accomplished something never before achieved in the Boston music scene – winning the WBCN Rock and Roll Rumble, taking home “Act of the Year” and “Americana Act of the year” and seeing their latest release “Inverted Valentine” (Produced by Rob), nominated for “Album of the Year” at the BMA’s. That same year saw “Inverted Valentine” reach #8 on the nationally recognized Americana Music Association charts (as reported by Radio and Records) which led to the band being invited to showcase at the national AMA Music Conference. Rob wrapped up his first year managing the band by negotiating a 2 Album record deal for the band with “Lonesome Day Records”.

Rob’s Production and performances have been heard or seen on: MTV’s The Real World Hawaii (Entrain), Jersey Shore (Sarah Blacker). ESPN (GG&G), Radio shack national TV ad (GG&G).

Rob’s solo album “Sideman Sez” is was played on 80+ indy music radio stations nationwide. It has reached #13 on the Relix Jam-band chart and #286 on the AMA chart