A founding member of the legendary 'Rock with Horns' band CHICAGO, Robert has lived the changes that have occurred in the band and the world of music. This Rock band, which began as an experiment in 1967, has alternately broken new musical ground, set trends, fallen into disfavor, rebounded and continued to be amazingly successful, constantly touring in the USA and Internationally. CHICAGO has a permanent and influential place in the mainstream of Pop/ Rock.
Robert's presence and participation has had much impact.
His list of HIT songs include such classics as: "Does Anybody Really know What Time It Is?", "Beginnings", "Questions 67 & 68", "Free", "25 or 6 to 4", "Another Rainy Day in New York City", "Harry Truman", "Saturday in the Park" among many others.
He has also had an active solo career with FOUR well received albums:
"SKINNY BOY" (Columbia)
"LIFE IS GOOD IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD" (Warner)
"IN MY HEAD" (Blue Infinity Music)
"SUBTLETY&PASSION" (Blue Infinity Music)
Roberts' solo activities have brought interaction with a wide range of other musicians, an experience which he treasures. Stylistically, his music is in the domain of Urban Pop / Art Pop / World Music, which reflect his openness to all music.
He has a worldwide fan-base. Robert recently performed a live concert in Auckland, New Zealand which was filmed and recorded for a DVD release in the coming year.
This new release "TOO MANY VOICES" is actually a re-working of "IN MY HEAD" which had received "4-Star" reviews when initially issued in 1999. But this new CD includes no fewer than 6 additional tracks, featuring guest artists Phoebe Snow and Smoothjazz Trumpter Chris Botti.