For more than 30 years, Klaudia Kroboth has proven she’s an entertainer and artist of immeasurable talent. As a singer, songwriter and musician she embodies the true art of a live-music entertainer. Kroboth arrived on the Austrian music scene at the tender age of 16. She landed a recording contract after winning first price with one song and performing with a band as a robot. She quickly became Claudia Robot, a newcomer of the New Wave scene alongside Falco, Nena and Trio (Germany). From her album “Alarmsignal, often compared to Nina Hagen, she performed her single, (“Scherbenlilli”), a record that circulates in the rare New Wave recordings of the Eighties.
After conquering the Austrian and German spoken market, she set her sights on Memphis, Tennessee. Kroboth recorded in several local studios as well as initiated “The Ardent Tapes” as she began a funded project under the direction of Jim Lancaster and Jim Dickinson at Ardent Studios and also Nashville. She formed several bands, toured the Mid-South, sang cover-songs for college parties, and recorded a CD called “Klaudia and Rico with the Flying Helmets - At the Same Place Twice in Life” on the Inside Sounds label in 1996. After 2000, the acoustic duo “Klaudia and Rico is often found in smaller venues, and coffee houses.
Continuing to impress with entertainment expertise, Klaudia bridged the gap between Pop, Folk, Electronica, and Adult Contemporary/Alternative. Her highlight shows were opening for Michael Hedges at the New Daisy Theater and opening for the band “Chicago” in front of 5,000 people at the Mud Island Amphitheatre, and a rare opportunity to perform at the “Blue Bird” in Nashville. One song, she still treasures is called “Danke” - delivered in her native German language. Other songs included new original band material as well as songs by Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan.
To fill her passion of mentoring and fostering other artists, she worked on and helped form the idea for “The Delta-Everything Southern”, an annual (this is the 7th year) conference of speakers around the Delta region. It is a merge of artists and mentors. To still her desire for making music, she creates small home computer studio recordings and creates music videos and sound bits, archiving her work on guitar and vocals. Moving to Memphis influenced her by meeting artists like Bobby Blue Bland, Rufus Thomas, Joe Walsh, and Johnny Winter.
She researched the “Music of the Holocaust” and traveled back to her home, to gather information on musicians and music created in the concentration camps. Her special project “Ballad of the Holocaust” started as a Bachelor’s project, with independent recording technology credit, research in Judaic Studies, philosophy, and applied music, poetry and art that lead to an idea for a stage play for her Master thesis.
In 2008, Kroboth received a popular player royalty distribution from ASCAP. She is a voting member of the Academy (NARAS). She continues to work with ASCAP on collecting worldwide royalties from techno pop songs that received airplay in Greece and other countries. Her next studio project (after recording with a trio) is scheduled with internationally acclaimed “chill music” maker Paul Speer. Paul has re-mastered Klaudia’s singles and albums to bring them up to new state of the technology- standards.
Klaudia appeared in two German music videos and several TV shows and local radio shows.