December 2012 : Album State of Mind
New album using a pool of talented internationally musicians. Artists like Diane Marino from the US and Mitch Hiller from England.
Robert and Mitch are old friends but it has been a long time since they have collaborated. This album reunites them and showcases Robert's haunting music with Mitch's powerful lyrics.
A native Londoner, Mitch has used his wide range of talents in various successful productions for many years working with world famous artists as a writer, producer, musician or singer.
Bio Robert Lauri :
Full of talent, he walks the tightrope of time with precision and sensitivity. Ambitious, without being career-minded, he blends his life and work.
Born into a family of musicians and artists, it was almost inevitable that Robert Lauri would become involved in the arts in some way. As a young boy he learned to play piano and guitar. Not content with just performing, Robert was soon composing great melodies to accompany his lyrics. Throughout his career, Robert Lauri has always been ”an original”, remaining true to himself and his creative drive, unfettered by the ebb and flow of fads and fashion.
In 1976, a number of top names worked with him on his first album.
Published by Dick James Music “Elton John’s publisher”, produced by Mitchel Hiller and Kay Kaplan, arranged by Robin Miller, this LP was recorded at the Olympic studio in London and distributed in Britain and Italy.
Back in France, Robert Lauri signed with WEA Filipachi in 1980.
A very fine album came out of his work with JP Bourtayre, B. de Bosson and D. Rousseau. The lead song, Je jure caracole, marched up the hit parades and soared quickly to number one, where it stayed for several weeks. Chantal Allon,Claudine Marousek-Dorhakl, D. Barbelivien, J-P Dreau, E. Rodagyl, other writers also worked with him on other hits.
Some years ago, Robert Lauri began a mystical phase and created the band ALEF.
This was an original concept that consisted of mixing hard-hitting, topical arrangements with texts from the Torah. Success was immediate on the airwaves.
Some great performance venues, such as L’Olympia, Le Zénith, Le Palais des Congrès and others staged their concerts in front of enthusiastic audiences.
After winning over audiences in Europe, ALEF conquered Canada and the United States, where their gigs included an appearance on the US Telethon.
In parallel to all this, he continued to write music and lyrics for numerous other bands and individual performers.
Robert Lauri continued composing country tunes produced songs touching on sensitive areas in a changing society at the dawn of a new millennium.
The album “Liberty” has been recorded in Paris and New York. Two capitals whose cultural richness and musical diversity permeate this new album. The Liberty project is the fruit of the artist's collaboration with Franck Lupo in New York and Alain Pype, eminent French sound engineer, Pierre Cherez, an extraordinary guitarist.
Two compilations of timeless creations about love, emotions and live experience have also been released, Si je meurs par hasard (If per Chance I die) and J'y crois encore (I still believe). The beautiful lyrics have been written by Chantal Allon.
In the album “United Souls”, Robert Lauri lets us discover all the richness and diversity of his creative melody-making force and offers tracks that could be described as “new sound”. He reveals new musical moods that have a “French touch” while delivering vibrant classical, pop and rap rhythms - all in harmony and blending together.
All songs of the album New Face create a special ambiance in a variety of musical genres that span the range from a dreamy and highly imaginative universe, to a universe filled with excitement and emotion.
"For the New Face album I wanted to embark upon a musical journey into different cultures, where I could mix and match all the different harmonies, picking out the different influences and blending them together into a single song, on a single album,” explains Robert Lauri.
In the album "Western and Country" Robert Lauri takes us into a world where new and current Western and New Age music blend and complement each other in complete harmony.
More info on http://www.robert-lauri.com/westernmusic/
A duet has been released by Diane Marino and Robert Lauri “I'm So Afraid“ :
Robert Lauri authored the arrangements. The music is by Robert Lauri and Danielle Bennaim. The beautiful lyrics are by Claudine Marousek-Dornhakl. The Marino-Lauri duet is unquestionably successful: Diane's voice complements Robert's beautifully, and the performance by both artists releases a magical harmony.
The album "Power in Heaven" offers us a set of spellbinding songs that stir our heart and soul as well as sharpen our sensitivity. The album is characterized by the use of musical instruments from around the world.
More info on http://www.robert-lauri.com/musicaluniverses/
Robert Lauri continuously creates and produces at a dizzying pace and is always offering up new harmonies for the listener. More new productions to follow.