Robert Hallett (Co-Vice Chair) is a native of St. John’s, in 1993 he and some friends started Great Big Sea, a legendary band which went onto sell over 1.5 million records internationally over a 20 year career. Bob’s company, Kilbride Music, has managed bands, produced records, radio specials, and live concerts. Bob works with the producers of the Broadway musical Come From Away as a Music Consultant, and has also worked at the Stratford Festival as a Composer & Music Director. As an author he has written dozens of magazine articles, essays and several books, including the best-selling memoir Writing Out The Notes. In his spare time he runs Erin’s Pub & Tavola Restaurant in downtown St. John’s, and plays accordion and other instruments in the band Kelly Russell and the Planks.