It was only in his late teens Robbie discovered his full potential as a vocalist. During the late seventies and early eighties. Robbie was a semi professional broadcast DJ and session vocalist and this gave him his lift to the stage. Gaining confidence and presence. He also has featured on many adverts, jingles and voice-overs, from the late seventies up until 1990 When he gave it all up to become a solo cabaret artist.
Robbie first started to use his voice in a full time professional way in 1981, working for companies in Weston-Super-Mare, Southampton and Surrey. Performing advertisements, voice-overs and jingles. Although his first jingle was performed at the age of 14 and was for a famous chocolate company. He went on to perform on Hundreds of adverts, voiceovers and jingles throughout the 80’s. And still does the occasional V/O and jingle today.
Robbie discovered his natural talent to mimic voices while he was a DJ, and with a natural octave range of nearly four, Robbie finds it “quite easy” to perform many different styles. Including a very surprising falsetto. Robbie turned solo after numerous bands, trios and duo’s and became a full time professional in 1990, without any formal stage or vocal training.
“You are, very good” (Frank Carson)
“You should have been on telly years ago” (Bob Monkhouse)
“The X Factors got nothing on you” (Ronnie Corbett)
After touring British Club land and holiday centres during the early nineties,
Robbie decided to base himself in Blackpool and in 1997 received 3 vocal awards, including the Blackpool command award.
Robbie soon added Warner Holidays to his book of admires. 2000 also saw Robbie trial cruising for P&O and Sun Cruises, and in 2003 P&O took 11 months off Robbie’s “book”.
In 2001 and again in 2002 he added the North East Clubland singer of the year to his belt.
And for the last 12 years he has worked exclusively for P&O and has circled the world four times.
In 2010 he joined Azura for its maiden season. And has now worked on the ship 27 times.
Robbie is always looking to further his scope of company’s and clients. And is a committed professional on and off the stage.