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Rob Oakie
Rob served on the Music PEI (formerly PEIMAA) Board from 2004 and as President from 2005 to 2008.

Rob produced and directed 6 Best of the Island Showcases in 2004 and has been a co-producer of the Gala Awards Shows since then as well as producing the Old Home Week Music PEI Showcase and co-producing the ECMA/Music PEI showcase stages.

Rob was part of a group whose vision was to create a full time staffed Music Industry Association. In 2007 that vision became reality with the first funding grant from the PEI Provincial Government.

In 2008 Rob was hired by the Music PEI Board of Directors to become the first Executive Director of Music PEI.

Rob also plays mandolin and can be spotted gigging occasionally with his band the Blind Prophets or at a regular monthly gig at Baba's, the Monday Night Sessions with his daughter Laura, Dennis Ellsworth, Mark Geddes and their monthly guests.

Past guests of the monday Night Sessions included Meaghan Blanchard, John Connolly, Remi Arsenault, Tim Chaisson, Tian Wigmore, Nick Gauthier, Nudie, Thomas Webb, Mark Haines, Pascal & Pastelle from Vishten, John and Colin from Paper Lions, Mike & James from Saddle River, Chas Guay and more.

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