About Rob

Rob Schilling

What a long strange trip it’s been…

After The Sneaks disbanded in 1984, I kept my hand in music through participation in a number of great bands: Blue Frontier, The Prime Movers, Chagall, and The Johnsons. (There was even a brief re-formation of The Sneaks in the early 90s.) In 1989 I became involved in music ministry through my church, and in 2003, I released my first solo CD entitled, Sing a Psalm. A new solo disc is in the works.

In 1996, my wife and I concluded that for a variety of reasons, California would no longer be our home. After conducting two subsequent nationwide searches, in 1998 we pulled up stakes and moved to Charlottesville, Virginia. (No, Californians, you don’t fall off the earth once you pass Las Vegas.)

In 2002, after experiencing what I perceived to be a broken and corrupt city government, totally unknown and against all odds, I decided to run for a seat on Charlottesville’s City Council. In an historic upset, I was elected and served a single four-year term, consistently speaking out against the local political "machine" and shaking up the status quo in the process.

Upon conclusion of my local government experience, I was invited to host a radio talk program for Newsradio 1070 WINA. The Schilling Show airs daily from 12 to 2 PM across central Virginia. I'm also the proprietor of The Schilling Show Blog.

I was married to my wife, Joan, in 1991, and we are proud parents of a beautiful son and two daughters.

What remarkable and great days those were for me, and for us as a band. No matter how old I get, I still remember how it felt to be in the Sneaks, and in many ways, I feel like I still am in the Sneaks. I'm grateful for this wonderfully unique experience and for the lifelong friendships with Pat, Greg and Brett (and many others) that followed.