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Igniting your company's passion and inner Rock Star!

From backstage to the boardroom, unlock your leadership potential while finding your life's purpose.



"Rob Shanahan is truly one of the most interesting, genuine and entertaining speakers you could hire. We chose him for these reasons and many more. His love of music, and passion for photography shines thru in his engaging message. We will definitely have him back! Go get something different!"  

 - John DeLozier, President, Intelisys

Rob Shanahan is unlike any keynote you will ever experience. His truly captivating story of rising to fame as one of the go-to rock photographers in the music industry will energize and motivate your group. From small-town Minnesota boy to working with the world’s biggest music icons, he will show you firsthand what you can achieve with a strong work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit, and a positive attitude.


His first book VOLUME 1, with foreword by Ringo Starr, is a collection of his photographs released in 2012 to rave reviews. His second collection, VOLUME 2, was released in 2023 with the foreword by Sheila E., a special tribute to Charlie Watts, and features an amazing epilogue by Keith Richards. 


His engaging first-hand stories and entertaining visual presentation are as inspirational as it is cool!

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"NO ONE better! I suggest reaching out NOW before he is booked for the year!" - Dan DeLozier, Head of Global Channel, LiveVox

About Me


The power of positive thinking, setting goals, and never giving up has taken me places beyond my wildest dreams. I started drumming at age 10 and was completely transfixed by the power of music. At age 12 when I started making pictures, the art of music and photography ignited something deep within. I feel fortunate that I’ve been able to work with and become friends with a who’s who of the music world. Along the way, I’ve incorporated habits and wisdom gained by working with these highly successful music icons. What I’ve been able to witness and experience firsthand has been a source of incredible personal growth. Sharing these experiences, along with a behind-the-scenes slide show of photographs, will take your audience on a mind-blowing journey that is guaranteed to wow your group and make your event unforgettable! Please read the reviews and see for yourself. I can’t wait to join up with you and your company and help create an inspirational and memorable event.       

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  • GRAMMY Museum - Los Angeles 2024

  • LiveVox - Channel Partners - Las Vegas 2022

  • LiveVox - Acceleration Summit - Las Vegas 2022

  • Intelisys - Channel Partners - Las Vegas 2021

  • YPO - Dallas 2019

  • Ciena Corporation - North America SMKO - Boca Raton 2018 

  • Lynn University - Boca Raton 2018

  • CenturyLink - San Diego 2017

  • Purdue University, Herron School of Art - Indianapolis 2016

  • Minnesota State University - Mankato 2016

  • PhotoCon - Los Angeles 2016

  • McNally-Smith School of Music - St. Paul 2016

  • PhotoFest - Seattle 2015

  • PhotoLA - Los Angeles 2015

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design - Minneapolis 2015

  • GRAMMY Museum - Los Angeles 2014

  • West Photo - Minneapolis 2014

  • McNally-Smith School of Music - St. Paul 2014

  • Beatle Fest - Special Guest - NYC/Chicago 2012-2016

  • Samy’s Camera - Los Angeles 2012-2016

  • B&H - New York City 2012-2016



  • KARE 11 feature - NBC Minneapolis 2023

  • “Twin Cities Live”- CBS Minneapolis 2023

  • KARE 11 feature - NBC Minneapolis 2021

  • "Daily Blast Live" - National broadcast 2021

  • "Suncoast News" - SNN Sarasota 2019

  • “Good Day LA”- FOX Los Angeles 2012 & 2014

  • “Talk of the Town”- FOX Nashville 2012

  • “1 Guest – with Emily Rooney”- WGBH Boston 2012

  • “The Show”- NBC, KARE 11 Minneapolis 2012

  • “FOX 9 Morning News”- KMSP Minneapolis 2012

  • “Twin Cities Live”- CBS Minneapolis 2012


  • SiriusXM - The Beatle's Channel 2022

  • SiriusXM - NYC 2012

  • WLS - Chicago 2012

  • KTHO - Ventura 2013

  • KROK - Newfoundland, CAN 2012

  • Playboy Morning Show - Los Angeles 2013

  • LA Live - KCET Los Angeles 2012

  • KLPX - Tuscon 2012

  • K-Twin - Minneapolis 2014

  • Coyote FM - Albuquerque 2012

  • The Eagle - Ric Owen Louisville 2012



  • SPIN Magazine 

  • Rolling Stone

  • Wall Street Journal

  • USA Today

  • LA Times

  • Chicago Sun-Times

  • Minneapolis Star and Tribune



  • "Live from my Drum Room" with John DeChristopher - 2022

  • Guitar Center Music Foundation interviews

       with Sheila E., Russ Kunkel - 2020

  • "8x8 Unplugged" with John DeLozier

       interviews with Elliot Easton (The Cars), 

       PhilX (Bon Jovi), Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr),           and Phil Vassar - 2020

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Foreword by RINGO STARR

Foreword by SHEILA E.

Epilogue by

9"x13" - 224-page hardcover book, packed with my photographs of the world's greatest musicians.
Available for book signings. Excellent handouts/giveaways to your group!



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