Robert Kelly “Rob” Thomas is an American recording pop-rock artist, the lead singer of the band matchbox twenty and formerly of the band Tabitha’s Secret. Thomas is also known for co-writing and singing on the Carlos Santana hit “Smooth”, on the album Supernatural, in 1999.
In 2004, the Songwriters Hall of Fame awarded Thomas the first Starlight Award, recognizing young songwriters who have already made a lasting impact in the music industry.
Rob will be touring with Jewel starting in Florida in May 2006. Additional tour dates announced so far include various cities with a concentration on the Southeastern United States.