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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Another nice afternoon at the Carlisle - see you there!
Songwriters showcase at Mundaring Folk and Blues Club
Mundaring Folk and Blues Club, 595 Coolgardie Street, Mundaring
Excited to be back to play some of the songs from my new album "The Line" for the good folks in the Perth Hills. A great lineup including Mat Cal, Bernard Carney and myself. My set starts at 9:45pm.
Act.1. Mr. BERNARD CARNEY.
As a featured and MFnBC favourite from the club's infancy at the previous venue, there’s little that can be said that hasn’t already been said about this particular performer.
A genuine Perth identity and entertainer in a league of his own.
His contribution to music, particularly in the acoustic field, his numerous and enviable award-winning songs and albums along with ongoing voluntary work with the “Spirit of the Street” and “Working Voices Choir’s” saw him awarded with the Order of Australia in 2019.
An enormously gifted singer / songwriter, guitar player and satirist with the rare ability to see both sides of any coin, then flip it. We may see a slightly alternate side of Bernard on this occasion.
A musician, a gentleman and always a pleasure to welcome him back.
Act.2. MATT CAL.
Influenced by the classic Australian song writing nature of Paul Kelly, the power of folk-rocker Neil Young and pop artists like Vance Joy, Matt returns offering a solo contribution on this occasion after appearing previously (2019) in trio format.
Apart from a busy performance schedule, including touring W.A. with Australia’s leading exponent of slide guitar, Jeff Lang, Matt hosted the Kalamunda Songwriters Round Table for three years and took centre stage himself at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre in February with a presentation of his original, “blues influenced acoustic folk”
Winning the 2011 Blues / Roots category for his song “Overdrive”, Matt continues to expand his catalogue of original songs, tours regularly and extensively throughout the state and includes the major W.A festivals, Nannup, Bridgetown Blues and Denmark Voice to an impressive CV.
Act.4. ROBERT GRAHAM. “The Piano Man”
Those fortunate enough to catch Robert’s previous appearance at MFnBC in September 2021 witnessed an instantly appealing, audience winning presentation and will understand why we are pleased to welcome back the extraordinary talent of this recently returned Canadian singer / songwriter and pianist extraordinaire, now promoting a new C.D, “The Line.”
Released late in 2022, the album contains a collection of honest and poignant observations of life as seen by many. Themes of Family, loyalty, love and separation are explored and the album has been described as “beautiful, comforting, heartbreaking... and so much more.”
The lead track from the album, “When the World Began Again” reached the finals of the Dallas Songwriters Association.
Blending his appearances with emotion, humour and tales of the often-odd life of a professional musician, Graham freelances with the W.A. Opera Company, Perth Symphonic Chorus and continues as a solo journeyman at venues across Perth and W.A.
The C.D. will be available for purchase.
MENU: It’s PIZZA night ! (Limited numbers available, 2 slices per person.)
Unfortunately, the kitchen staff have taken alternate bookings elsewhere again.
Hopefully negotiations with new & interested parties will prove positive.
PLEASE NOTE : CASH ONLY PLEASE – NO CARD PAYMENT.
Feel free to BYO snacks, nibbles and / or 3 course dinner if you prefer.
Contact the Melville Community Centre for details - all welcome!
Contact the Melville Community Centre to jump into this four week course - it's a great way to meet new friends and get the dopamine going in a judgment-free environment!
Glad to be back for the fun folks at Aegis Balmoral!
Robert Rocks the Belmont Sports and Rec Centre
Belmont Sports and Rec Centre, 400 Abernethy Road, Cloverdale
Back at the People's Club!
One of my favourite places to play.......lovely folks there.
Come and get romantic in the Goldfields!