I can hear its medicinal effects, music as a force for good.”


Rob Malka | Singer-songwriter

& The Undisputed Truth



Multi-hyphenate is the norm of the modern independent musician, but few have the word "physician" behind one of those hyphens.

After leaving his Tampa, FL band Shinebox for a career in medicine, Rob Malka continued his musical pursuits in production music while practicing neurology full time. Landing a few publishing deals and minor sync placements was validating, but it also elevated his arrangement and recording skills beyond his own expectations. The release of his debut solo EP, Hold On, in 2021 sparked a full-fledged rekindling of his passion for songwriting and performing. With some subsequent live streaming, a few open mic nights, and the release of his full-length debut Dark Side (2022), Malka launched a rapidly burgeoning solo career with a growing grassroots fan base in Knoxville, TN.

Moreover, it spurred enough interest among fellow musicians to form the unique and captivating live ensemble “The Undisputed Truth” including veteran performers Mike Flowers (bass) and Jeff Smithers (drums) of Knoxville cover band Remedy, and Alice Stuart (cello) of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Malka's brand of folky-alt-rock draws on flavors of The Lumineers, Glen Hansard and The Goo Goo Dolls. His universally relatable lyrics are candidly introspective, and despite the frequent touch of melancholy, the arrangements and melodies lend a singular energy to his live performances, whether solo or full ensemble.

In addition to a full slate of live shows in 2023, Malka is currently working on his next release with Nashville producer Shannon McArthur (Dashboard Confessional, The Riflery). 



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Upcoming Shows

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"Dark Side" Pre-release Live Stream

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Hear the new full length album with me before it's available on 4/20/22. I'll be on the chat the whole time for live Q&A and general shooting the breeze. I'll include updates on upcoming live shows, and more. Let's hang out and listen to what's been killing me for the past few months!


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