"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")

Australian/Canadian 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, writer, and human-rights activist.

Recently relocated to his former home of Perth, Western Australia, Robert is equally at home performing 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 click (and/or hover) over 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 Music Director on numerous Theatre productions and concerts across Canada and Australia.

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.

Robert started his songwriting career relatively late in life - but music from 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 and his songs have garnered awards from the UK Songwriting Contest, the Billboard World Song Contest, the Dallas Songwriters Association Song Contest, and the "Songs for Social Change" contest - among others.

Robert was the inaugural recipient of the 2018 Douglas C Cowling Bursary in Liturgical Music and also a winner of a 2109 Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursary.

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

More videos can be found under "Songwriter" above.

NEWSFLASH!

And finally, a little spot for random interesting things that have happened to Robert recently:

1. Writing: Since COVID-19 began Robert has been home more often and has re-acquainted himself with his first love - writing! You can read his articles and video essays on music, life, and his own personal journey at the "Blog" tab above.

2. November 2020: 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". More gigs are planned in YABU in 2021.

3. 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.

4. January 2020: One of the songs Robert wrote and recorded by The Fairest and Best, has been picked up by a boutique Slovenian high-end audio company called Erzetich. They have chosen 10 songs, from a world-wide search and "Celebrity" was one of them. It will be on a gold-plated audiophile quality CD which will be used to market the company and the artists. You can get a copy for free (you just pay the shipping and handling!) Check it out here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

WElcome!

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Upcoming events

Jan19

Converging Stories

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North Fremantle Community Hall, 2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle

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"Paul Tunzi is one of the few elite master piano technicians in Australia and globally belongs to a diminishing number of experienced concert technicians involved in this elite artisan craft. In 2017 he won a Churchill Fellowship which took him to 25 cities across the world. His story and deep love of the piano will transport you to another world largely forgotten in our current era and into the great rooms which house the oldest and most amazing pianos ever made.