Robert Graham at The Belmont Sports and Rec Club!
Back at the Club!
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 classical piano player and attempting to learn every pop/rock 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, vocalist, vocal/repertoire coach, and choir director, and has worked on numerous Theatre productions across Canada and Australia.
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) performing with Western Australia's "Los Chasquis", legendary WA Aboriginal band "YABU", and the West Australian Opera Company.
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!
"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 in 2018. In 2019 Robert was awarded a Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursary and a year earlier the Douglas Cowling Memorial Bursary for Liturgical Music.
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".
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 Lucky Oceans, Chilina Kennedy, Ma-Anne Dionisio, David Wilcox, Natalie McMaster, KellyLee Evans, Beverley Mahood, Mark Cassius, Jay Davis, Gabi Epstein, George Masswohl, Leahy, Et 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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Bringing the Christmas cheer to Regis Weston!