Genres You Will Love
Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock Pop: Pop/Rock Holiday: Pop Moods: Solo Male Artist Moods: Type: Experimental

By Location
United States - California - LA

Read lyrics & more at Robert McAtee's website.

Robert McAtee

“Going to California” was always Robert McAtee’s favorite Led Zeppelin
song. So that's exactly what he did. Instead of taking his "chances on
a big jet plane,” he packed up everything in a truck and left the Ohio
River-front cities of Indiana and Kentucky where he'd lived. In
California, "the mountains and the canyons started to tremble and
shake,” but Robert continued to write and record his songs.

Driven by memories, melody, and vulnerability, Robert’s songs have
always been well matched with moving images, so composing for film
came naturally. Cary Conley at Rogue Cinema spoke of one of Robert’s
soundtracks “Excellent and suits the film perfectly.” Richard Propes
at The Independent Critic labeled another a “stellar original score.”

While musical genres may blur, melt into each other, or completely
change in Robert’s approach, certain elements are consistent under his
umbrella of work: “A commitment to the mood, the state of affairs for
the moment - whether polished or rough, and the imagination of what
really is an audio painting.”

Robert’s mother was a piano teacher and this influenced his musical
future. “She taught from home and I was forced to listen to piano
lessons all day. There was no escape. I do have strong memories of
many evenings picking out sheet music and singing while she played. I
resisted lessons from her, but eventually sat down and started playing
by ear. Next came the bass guitar, then electric, and then acoustic.
In school, I played the bassoon (of all things) in concert band, the
bass guitar in jazz band, and the biggest bass drum in marching band.”