The Boxer The Ring is a proudly South African singer/songwriter project by Rob Shaw who has been involved in the South African Music Industry for over 15 years. Having been part of SAMA winning bands Versus The Wolf and Proxy, he has played in various other bands such as New Altum, Dane Taylor Trio, The Arrows and Majozi. Rob is well travelled, with tours to the USA, UK, Ireland, Namibia and has toured locally across South Africa on numerous occasions.
Since December 2014, The Boxer The Ring has performed both nationally and internationally, opening for international artists (Sean Michel, USA and The Portraits, UK), local artists (Arno Carstens and Majozi) and toured with national bands Lost & Found (Glen Hodgson, The Parlotones and Jason Oosthuizen, Van Coke Kartel) and Gareth Edwards (Idols finalist). The Boxer The Ring has also performed on festivals with Karen Zoid, Snotkop, Desmond Wells, Willim Welsyn, Ryno Velvet, Dave Ferguson as well as many others. The Boxer The Ring is currently endorsed by MARS Music and has performed over 100 shows in 2016 and 2017. In 2018 he released his debut album ‘For The Working Man’ and is currently promoting the album on tour.
With the ability and versatility to perform both original and cover sets, The Boxer The Ring is a blend of strong guitar rhythms and melodic picking, which driven by an upbeat kick drum and tambourine, carry foot stomping, sing along tunes that hope to tell a story to anyone who will lend an ear.