"THE LINE" - the brand new album from Robert Graham is out now! Please click on the link above ("Robert's Music") to listen........

 

"Robert is a brilliant musician. It’s not just that he plays well or that he’s a skilled and gifted writer. It’s his intuition and prescience with a piece of music that first got my attention. As an accompanist, he is spot on, but as a collaborator, he is to be trusted unreservedly. He is also a gifted educator, a beloved choir director, bandleader... (George Masswohl - "Come From Away")

Canadian/Australian musician Robert Graham is an award-winning pianist, singer/songwriter, and vocalist, as well as a Music Director, collaborative pianist (vocal, instrumental, and dance), choir director, vocal/repertoire coach, educator, and writer.

Recently relocated to his former home of Perth, Western Australia, Robert is equally at home performing not only his own original music, but also classical, pop, rock, musical theatre, opera, and jazz repertoire. He is also a creator of award-winning original multi-genre music (see "Songwriter" above) and also collaborates with others to produce new works of theatre and musical theatre.

Like his own original music, Robert's career has been varied and eclectic, encompassing many genres. Please explore any of the tabs above to discover more and also please consider signing up to Robert's mailing list (see above) to keep up with his musical activities.

If you would like to book Robert for your event or venue please check out the "Entertainer" above.

Robert's Musical Journey

Growing up in Gibsons, British Columbia, and Perth, Western Australia Robert graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Music Education. A very short teaching career ensued - which came to an end when Robert decided - at the age of 25 - that high school teaching was not for him.

Since then Robert has been on an amazing and beautiful rollercoaster of a musical journey. Together with his songwriting and performing, Robert has been Musical  Director on numerous Theatre productions and concerts across Canada and Australia, and is high demand as a pianist and vocalist.

His musical collaborations have also included several multi-genre bands and ensembles - including two UK tours with Canadian roots supergroup and (Canadian Folk Music award winners) "Tanglefoot", Australia's Chilean group "Los Chasquis", his own Toronto band "The Fairest and Best", and most recently legendary Australian Aboriginal band "YABU". He also works with The Perth Symphonic Chorus, the West Australian Opera Company, and is currently featured in the “Duelling Piano” series at the Subiaco Hotel. 

Music from Robert's his debut solo album "Storm in a Teacup" and the debut EP from "The Fairest and Best" elicited three all-network sync licensing contracts (The Discovery Channel, Fox Sports and The NASCAR Network) as well as contracts from thirteen individual TV shows - including I Am Cait, The Real World, Bad Girls Club, Total Divas and three Kardashian shows - none of which Robert has ever watched! It was also added to the playlists of over 100 radio stations across North America. His 2022 album “The Line” has been similarly well received, earning him two semi-finalist positions in the 2023 UK Songwriting Contest and the 2022 Dallas Songwriters Association Song Contest. His songs have also garnered awards from the Billboard World Song Contest, and the "Songs for Social Change" contest - among others. 

Robert was the inaugural winner of the 2018 Douglas C Cowling Bursary in Liturgical Music and also a winner of a 2019 Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursary.

For a further taste of Robert's songwriting and to purchase some of his music, click: here

If you would are a fan of Robert's and would like to support him in his career in the arts with either a one-off or a small monthly donation as a patron please click here

NEWSFLASH!

And finally, a little spot for random interesting things involving Robert recently:

  1. October 2023 Two tracks from Robert's 2022 album “The Line” were given a semi-final placement in the 2023 UK Songwriting contest, with two songs also awarded a “Commended Entry” in the same competition.
  2. May 3rd 2023, “Concert for Cambodia”: Robert is thrilled to announce that this fundraising concert for the youth of Cambodia raised over 10k! Thanks to all the artists who participated and came along.
  3. September 2022 Robert released his second solo album “The Line” (see “Robert's music” above).
  4.  September 2022: Robert was commissioned to write a choral piece for the 2022 West Australian Mass Choir Festival, an annual event at the Perth Concert Hall over several nights featuring 85 schools. The piece, written on the subject of the "Uluru Statement from the Heart, was performed by 450 public school students and a small ensemble including a string quartet.
  5. Writing: Robert has recently re-acquainted himself with his first love - writing! You can read his articles and video essays on life, music, and his own personal journey at the "Blog" tab above.
  6. November 2021: Robert was thrilled to join the legendary Aboriginal band "YABU" for a live concert video, the opening of Perth's NAIDOC week, and a short tour of the Goldfields, during which he featured in the YABU band's new video "Cry in the Wind". Robert also performed in Port Hedland with YABU.
  7. December 2020: Robert was interviewed for a very cool podcast called "Once Upon A Line" in which he talked about two lines of literature that have inspired him for decades - lines he wrote down and kept in his wallet for 30 years! You can listen here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming events

Mar3

This is my third collaboration with the Heart Place Rest Lounge. The first was a wonderful experience unique for each person who came. Doors open from 2.30pm, Please arrive to be rested and ready for a 3pm start. Tickets sell fast and spaces are limited. Venue is Heart Place Upstairs above the Hinata Cafe at the Fremantle Fibonaci Centre. "An hour of soothing and meditative piano music being performed live. Music designed to relax, calm, regenerate and inspire contemplation. All in the Heart Place Rest Lounge an air-conditioned studio featuring comfy bean bags, rugs and mats for your comfort. What you do in the hour is up to you. The possibilities are endless: meditate, rest, read, yoga, dream, write, draw or paint, pray, create, or simply sit and let the beautiful music wash over and through you, as you let the power of the live music revive you. You control exactly how you spend these 60 minutes of bliss." There is a shared agreement of holding a quiet and gentle space. Refreshments & tea offered after and you are welcome to stay for a community chat. Heart Place supporting you to place rest in the heart of your day. Heart Place is a Community non-profit : Their Vision is of a compassionate world where we are responsive to the suffering of ourselves and others. Their Mission is to provide educational, healing and community-based activities and practices that promote compassion, connection, community. Together they build the Capacities and Competencies for individual - collective healing, and wellbeing. Rest is vital for healing & wellbeing, at Heart Place they are offering a number of ways to deepen our capacity for rest from our Mindful Rest Workshops & weekly classes to our Rest Lounge: a collective space for exploration of rest and all its benefits. All our events are in partnership with Act-Belong-Commit. Tickets available at www.heartplace.org.au