Rob Ruiz

4 and 12 string bass/vocals

Rob’s definition of rock and roll has always been “2 guitars, bass, drums, and somebody screaming over it”. He was, and is still inspired by The Beatles, Stones, Creedence Clearwater, Grand Funk Railroad, Brownsville Station, Cheap Trick, AC/DC, ZZ Top, and The Smithereens. He toured nationally in the late 70’s into 1981 with Rolls Rock, a Eureka, California-based rock and roll trio. Rolls Rock opened shows for such acts as Van Halen, Rick Springfield, Pablo Cruise, Journey, and Eddie Money before they disbanded in Houston, Texas (a polite way to say they crashed and burned out!). Rob met Danny when they shared the stage at the infamous Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco while Dan was singing for The Chills, and he was playing bass for The Bats. He joined forces with The Chills and has been a Sorentino since 1985. Rob is a Park Ranger with Marin County Parks for nearly 30 years, gives public programs about coyotes and mountain lions, collects rock memorabilia, and has rocked thousands of faces with his bass from Juneau, Alaska to Birmingham, England!