"You'll have to pinch yourself as you'll be convinced that the real Neil Diamond is on stage in front of you"
- Sirkkah Huish, BDA LIFE (Bermuda) newspaper.
"You are the "King of Diamonds"
- Steve Tatone
Writer and producer of film documentary "Diamond Mountain"
Like his iconic counterpart, Rob Garrett was born in New York City. He began learning to sing and play guitar at the age of 13. In 1974, his parents relocated to Las Vegas which still remains his home. In 1980 he formed the group "Rock 'n' Roll Heaven" and for 15 years, achieved prominence as the leader and front man of Las Vegas' premiere "oldies" and classic rock group. The band earned a large local following, performing consistently in various bars, clubs, lounges, and showroom's around Las Vegas.
In 1994, fully aware that the celebrity impersonator industry was becoming a huge business, Rob made the decision to take his career in a different direction by paying tribute to one of his all time boyhood idols (and musical influences), the legendary Neil Diamond. Rob personally auditioned for Paul Revere (founder/leader of the "Raiders") for "Legends in Concert'', which was known as the most popular celebrity impersonator production show in the world. He got the job and worked with 'Legends' and off for the next 5 years. Today, Rob Garrett has established himself as the world's most popular and requested Neil Diamond tribute artist, earning the title "King of Diamonds". He continues to set the standard in the industry by performing his tribute the iconic singer/songwriter around the country in venues usually reserved for national/name acts.
"You are Neil Diamond"
- John Stuart,
Creator and former producer for 'Legends in Concert'