A dedicated musician for over 22 years, Rob Murray picked up his first Gretsch guitar at the age of 11. Since discovering the music of The Beatles, and George Harrison in particular, Rob has been a fan of the jazz and blues vibe of the Gretsch guitar.
As a young child, Rob wanted a Gretsch guitar just like the one George Harrison used on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. He and his brother pooled their savings, and with help from their grandfather, they purchased a Gretsch Country Classic II in 1998. This guitar would become Rob’s main guitar for the next two decades. He used this Gretsch while attending Berklee College of Music, where he focused on guitar performance, music production, and engineering. After graduation, Rob continued to perfect his musical skills on that same Gretsch and performed in several Boston area bands.
In 2012, Rob co-founded the Beatles tribute band Studio Two in which he performs as George Harrison, and, of course, uses his Gretsch Country Classic II. Studio Two focuses on the the most exciting, energetic period of The Beatles–the early years (1962-1966). Choosing from a catalog of songs from their club and touring performances, Studio Two captures all of the excitement and danceable 50s and 60s Rock ‘n’ Roll songs The Beatles helped popularize. All of this is done in period correct attire and equipment.