Why have over 200 students handed Robb Nash their suicide notes?
Why has he received hundreds of razor blades from those who self harm?
Students are relinquishing bottles of pills and other drugs… Why?
Robb Nash is becoming nationally known for leaving a successful music career to share his incredible story with students across Canada, inspiring them to live lives of purpose.
Robb was the victim of a serious auto accident, a head on collision with a semi truck. He was found with a fractured skull and pronounced dead by first responders. But by the time the ambulance had arrived at the scene to take his body to the hospital, Robb’s pulse had miraculously returned. After a difficult recovery, and despite significant physical and emotional scars, Robb was left with a new outlook on life.
He started a band as a way to leverage the power of music to share his philosophy, and soon had songs in the Canadian Top 10. Robb saw musical success as a platform from which to influence and motivate young people. He put aside performing to large audiences, and began speaking to youth in their schools across the country, playing his songs and sharing their meaning with his young audiences.
Robb and his band bring their presentation to more than 200 schools through 150 shows each year. He speaks to over 60,000 students directly, and touches another 500,000 through other mediums like Facebook and YouTube. He walks head on into difficult topics, knowing that these are the things on young peoples’ minds.,, bullying, addiction, self harm… and suicide.
Robb exudes positive energy in story and song, and sensitively deals with the serious issues that he’s experienced first hand. His relatable and approachable style creates credibility and trust with the students he meets. Their inevitable undivided attention allows Robb to plant a message of hope and inspiration in their minds and hearts. He challenges them to make changes in themselves and the world around them.
“Some say you have to hit rock bottom to learn life's most important lessons. I disagree. On this tour we've seen so many young people experience breakthroughs when they hear the tragic and inspiring stories of others. We help people discover their gifts, rather than focus on their failings. We help them to learn not just to survive, but to lead a life of significance. I don't want others to have to go through a near death experience like I did.... before they learn to live!”
Jonny started his career as a drummer in the 7th grade, and had begun playing in bands by the time he reached grade 9. Over the years he’s honed his skill as a musician and toured throughout Canada and the U.S.
With a passion for all aspects of the music industry, Jonny studied music business through Berklee College as well as sound engineering. Jonny is also an experienced producer, engineer and writer, and operates his own studio.
After spending years struggling to break into the music scene, Jonny had put down his drumsticks when a phone call from Robb convinced him to come out of retirement and play one show in 2009. The instant chemistry and common interest in making a difference through music, made for a perfect fit.
Today Jonny is not only the band’s driving rhythm section, but is highly involved in the production and writing of new material. When he’s not playing or writing music, Jonny pursues his humanitarian passions through university studies in psychology.