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Robby Roadsteamer in Allston Massachusetts
Birth name Louis Robert Potylo
Born September 3, 1976(1976-09-03)
Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation(s) Musician, Comedian
Robby Roadsteamer (born Louis Robert Potylo, September 3, 1976) is a Boston-based musician/comedian/performance artist. He has performed at comedy clubs and in rock clubs with his band or as a solo performer. Originally the lead singer of the band the Sweatpant Boners which was a metal/punk band formed with Ken Susi of Unearth and Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage. They released one album in 2001 titled "Cruising With The Masters". Roadsteamer formed his own band in 2005 called Robby Roadsteamer and has toured the United States behind his album Postcards From the Den Of Failure, including the Warped Tour. The band came in second in the WBCN Rock & Roll Rumble. Roadsteamer received nationwide radio airplay and was featured on VH1's Best Week Ever for his single "I Put a Baby In You." Roadsteamer was a disc jockey on WBCN until he was fired in early May of 2008. Roadsteamer's band has been nominated for "Live Band of the Year" at the Boston Music Awards three times. During the 2006 ceremony, while presenting "local song of the year" (for which he was nominated), he stated that the Boston Music Awards was a "plastic piece of shit," and that "everyone knows the winners ahead of time." Roadsteamer asked to present the trophy to the winners, The Snowleopards, when he instead declared himself the winner and fled the venue with the trophy.
In September 2007 Roadsteamer appeared in an episode of a reality dating show called Sox Appeal which was broadcasted on New England Sports Network (NESN).
In December 2007, Robby Roadsteamer released an acoustic album entitled "LRP", followed by the album The Most Pretentious Album Since Axl's. His third solo album "This Album Syncs Up To ToeJam And Earl" was released free on his website in 2008, as was his next album, "The Cryin, The Niche, And The Stronghold", and the following album, "New England Weathered Friends".
2008 found Robby performing his songs full-time at comedy clubs and other venues around Boston. On December 17th 2008, Robby organized and performed at the Greater Boston Alternative Comedy Festival at the Paradise in Boston. Featured on the bill were Shane Mauss, The Walsh Brothers, Mehran, Chris Coxen, Bethany Van Delft, Anderson Comedy Group, and MC'd by Shane Webb. The Boston Globe said of the show "And judging from the array of talent onstage at the Paradise, I'd take local alternative acts over mainstream stars any day of the week."
Corey Taylor of Slipknot has covered "I Put a Baby in You" live on WBCN.
Cruisin' With the Masters - 2001 (as Sweatpant Boners)
Okay Computer - 2004
Kid Corsica Croons the Classics - 2004
The Heart of a Rhino - 2005
Postcards From the Den of Failure - CD/DVD, 2006
I'll Be at Your Funeral - 2007
LRP - 2007
The Most Pretentious Album Since Axl's! - 2008
This Album Syncs Up to Toejam and Earl- 2008
The Cryin, the Niche, and the Stronghold- 2008
New England Weathered Friends- 2008
I Solved Every Miniquest- 2009