ROBert Graham - Biography

Growing up both in British Columbia and Western Australia, from an early age Robert Graham divided his time equally between honing his skills as a piano player and attempting to learn every song on the radio! He continues the journey in Perth as a professional musical journeyman, creator and collaborator.

Together with his songwriting and performing, Graham maintains a career as a Music Director, pianist, accompanist, vocalist, and vocal/repertoire coach and has worked on numerous Theatre productions across Canada and Australia - most recently the "Broadway Concert Series" featuring several of Canada's premier musical theatre performers at the Meridian Arts Centre in Toronto.

His collaborations have included several multi-genre bands and ensembles - touring the UK with Canadian roots supergroup "Tanglefoot" (Winner - Best Vocal Group - 2007 Canadian Folk Music Awards) and performing with Australia's "Los Chasquis" (Perth, Australia) 

His debut album, "STORM IN A TEACUP", produced by CHRIS BROWN (Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Kate Fenner, DJ Logic) was a wickedly eclectic album of multi-genre gems, described as "ingenious, sophisticated pop music with more twists and turns then your average Agatha Christie thriller."

Follow up singles followed, and a new EP - this time with his Toronto-based band The Fairest and Best (www.fairestandbest.com). "When I Feel Like This" was added to the playlist of over 100 radio stations across North America and elicited three all - network sync licensing contracts (The Discovery Channel, Fox Sports and The NASCAR Network) as well as contracts from thirteen individual shows - including I Am Cait, The Real World, Bad Girls Club, Total Divas and three Kardashian shows - none of which Robert has ever watched! A song from the EP was also added to the City of Toronto's "Music 311" playlist and in 2019 Robert was awarded a Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursary and a year earlier the Douglas Cowling Memorial Bursary for Liturgical Music. 

"It Could Be You" - a song written to highlight the plight of refugees worldwide was runner up in the 2018 "Songs for Social Change Songwriting Competition" and placed 4th overall in the 2016 Dallas Songwriters Association Song Contest. A new single - "Celebrity" was released on January 1st 2018.

Graham's pop, rock, and soul music has already garnered him award recognition from the BILLBOARD WORLD SONG CONTEST, THE UK SONGWRITING CONTEST, THE DALLAS SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION SONGWRITING CONTEST, THE "SONG OF THE YEAR' CONTEST, THE IRL MIDEM FRANCE CONTEST, and THE EVENTIDE SONGWRITING CONTEST. His songs have also elicited licensing deals in Australia and Italy, been included on several compilation CDs, and appeared in two feature films - including the Canadian film "Clean Break". In 2018 he was awarded the inaugural Douglas C Cowling Bursary in Liturgical Music.

Guest appearances on the "Storm in a Teacup" include NYC heavyweights TEDDY KUMPEL (Joe Jackson, Rickie Lee Jones, Feist, Trent Reznor), ANTON FIER (Herbie Hancock), ROB JOST (Tony Scherr Trio, Ursa Minor), and TONY SCHERR (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones), with cameos from ERIC SCHENKMAN (Spin Doctors) and FORD PIER (DOA, the Rheostatics), not to mention Kingston Ontario's own Andy Love, Dan Charbonneau, Alec Barken, and Eli and John Abrams of the fabulous ABRAMS BROTHERS.

He has shared the stage with such diverse acts as the Chilina Kennedy, Ma-Anne Dionisio, David Wilcox, Natalie McMaster, KellyLee Evans, Beverley Mahood, Mark Cassius, Jay Davis, Gabi Epstein, George Masswohl, LeahyEt Tu Bruce, Chris Birkett, Shooglenifty, and the Cowboy Junkies.

Robert Graham has lived in Gibsons, British Columbia, Wolfe Island Ontario, Brockville Ontario, Toronto, Ontario and now lives in Perth Australia. 

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