Jonathon Baker 5:240:00/5:24
In Love with a Girl 2:430:00/2:43
Reaching You 3:570:00/3:57
I Won't Cry For You 3:070:00/3:07
Set it Free 4:260:00/4:26
Living in a Coma 4:440:00/4:44
"Believe in Love" 2:330:00/2:33
Don't Go 3:550:00/3:55
One Little Sign 3:400:00/3:40
"THE LINE" - the brand new album from Robert Graham is out now! Please click at the link above ("New Album - "The Line") 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, 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 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
More videos can be found under "Songwriter" above.
And finally, a little spot for random interesting things that have happened to Robert recently:
1. 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.
2. Writing: Robert has recently 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.
3. 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". Robert also performed in Port Hedland with YABU in 2021 and more gigs are upcoming in 2022.
4. 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.
5. 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!
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Jenny Gaunt is a songwriter and musician whose “hauntingly beautiful” folk/alternative style carries elements of social justice, a quirky sense of humour and a slight incredulity. She writes songs with content including but not limited to; people and events from Australian history, feelings and healthy vegetables.
Mixing the lighthearted with the melancholy in a perfect yin and yang, Jenny's songs really “get you in the feels”. Jenny's most recent release, 'Complete - Part 1' contains songs nominated for WAM’s Song of The Year and sung by 7000 children at the RAC Arena. She has reached this point following experiences touring Europe, Australia and within the West Australian folk scene. In this solo performance, a rare one away from her trio, Jenny’s solo work promises to be authentic and open-hearted.
An award-winning songwriter and musician, growing up both in British Columbia and WA, from an early age Robert divided his time equally between honing his skills as a pianist and attempting to learn every song on the radio. Returning to Perth in 2020, where he lived as a younger man, Robert continues the journey in Perth as a professional musical journeyman, creator and collaborator.
Roberts’ past collaborations have included several multi-genre bands and ensembles - including two UK tours with the Canadian Folk Music Award winning roots supergroup "Tanglefoot, performing with Australia's "Los Chasquis" (Perth, Australia), and legendary West Australian Aboriginal band "YABU"
Robert has three albums to his name and his latest record, "The Line" was released in September of this year. It has been described as “beautiful, comforting and heart breaking and so much more". He is grateful for the opportunity to share his own songs with the Ecoburbia audience, and will be performing several cuts from “The Line”, as well as other songs from his previous albums, together with some of his favourite songs from other artists.
Together with his songwriting and performing, Robert maintains a career as a Music Director, pianist, accompanist, vocalist, and vocal/repertoire coach, performing in theatre productions across Canada and in Western Australia. Since arriving back in Perth he has worked at the WA Opera Company, WAAPA, and freelanced as a collaborative pianist throughout the city.
Robert is a storyteller and sings songs that are captivating, honest and universal. As a professional musician for 25 years, he has an interesting story to tell about a life spent in music.
Super pumped for the first gig ever with my new choir the world-famous Cottesloe Crooners, in support of the 125th anniversary of Cottesloe Primary School!
More nervous times for these talented students!
It's been awhile but I am happy to be back!