An emerging talent in the world of film scoring, Rob Teehan was selected for the highly competitive Slaight Music Residency at the Canadian Film Centre (2013-2014), the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop (2013), and the Berlinale Talent Campus (2013). His current and recent film projects include the feature documentary “THE BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL” (USA), documentary short "FLOR DE LA MAR" (Canada/Venezuela), animated short “LIFE AS A COIN” (Italy/Croatia), the bravoFACTUAL-funded short documentary “THE UNSINKABLE CAPTAIN JOHN” (Canada), and additional music for the upcoming feature film “THE DEVIL'S HARVEST” (Canada/Ukraine), for which Rob and his bandmate Mark Marczyk travelled across Ukraine recording rare folk musicians, even as the fires of revolution burned in Kyiv.
Before transitioning into film, Rob spent a decade or so studying and working in just about every style of music under the sun - earning two degrees as a classical tuba player with chops to burn, but soon switching to sousaphone to pound out aggressive bass lines for soul/rock songstress SAIDAH BABA TALIBAH (alongside PRINCE's current guitarist Donna Grantis) and for his brother, Toronto singer/songwriter NICK TEEHAN. At the same time he co-founded traditional New Orleans jazz-inspired outfits THE BOXCAR BOYS and the HEAVYWEIGHTS BRASS BAND, and soon after joined with Toronto's beloved 16-piece "Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-Party-Punk-Super Band" the LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA, who whisked him on a whirlwind series of tours through the villages and mountains of Eastern Europe, across Canada, and beyond.
Even while performing over 200 shows a year, Rob continued to hone his craft by writing orchestral commissions and arrangements, singing tenor in professional choirs, producing records from his home studio, and generally seeking out the most adventurous music Toronto had to offer. All this earned Rob a reputation as a fearless musician who slides between genres with astonishing fluency. Among his many industry awards are three JUNO nominations (Canada's Grammy equivalent) including 2010's Classical Composition of the Year, for which he remains the youngest nominee in the history of the category.