Bruce Robb (producer)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Bruce Robb
Background = non_performing_personnel
Born = June 13, 1954
Origin = Oconomowoc,
Hammond B3, Vocals
Genre = Folk Rock, Funk, Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Occupation = Producer, Music Supervisor
Years_active = 1967 – present
The Robbs, Sly and the Family Stone, John Mellencamp, The Lemonheads, Electric Light Orchestra
Bruce Robb has been a part of the music industry for the better part of the last century. With his brothers in the folk rock outfit
The Robbsto the founding of the one of the first independent recording studios, Cherokee Studios, Bruce has been on all sides of the music industry. His cumulative work as a producer and engineer has generated well over 200 Million dollars in record sales, while his musical contribution to motion pictures and television has supported over one billion dollars in worldwide sales. In 1975 Bruce Robb co-founded Cherokee Studios, which since has been a home to names like Frank Sinatra, Elton Johnand David Bowie, as well as the place where nearly 300 gold and platinum releases were recorded, and the home of the producers of The Lemonheads, Wilson Pickett, John Mellencampand Steve Cropper. Bruce continues to create music with the artists he works with prioritizing artistic integrity and creativity rather than following what is already popular. As a musician, and a player of the Hammond B3 organ, Bruce Robb has toured with icons like Jerry Lee Lewisand performed on more than 200 recorded songs by talent including, Little Richard, Etta Jamesand Rod Stewart.
Quarter2Three Records is Bruce Robb's indie record label. Currently, he is producing new records for celebrated blues man and R&B artist Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise, blues rock band The Bihlman Brothers, and a fresh new hip hop group called Matter - all three of which will be released on Quarter2Three. While the label has become his primary focus, he still makes time for outside projects. His recent live recordings of the Grammy-nominated band,
The Duhks, debuted on Indie 103.1 FM to support environmental awareness. When offered the opportunity to co-produce and play B3 for Ronnie Laws of Earth, Wind and Fire, Robb was honored, and the resulting album Everlasting was number one in sales on the jazz charts for six weeks. And, what started as a self-funded passion project for Shelby Lynne, with Robb producing, engineering and mixing, evolved into the full album, Identity Crisis, which Rolling Stone compared to “a grainy black-and-white noir,” which Capital Recordslater won in a bidding war. Other major labels have relied on Robb’s ability to draw out talent for years. Atlantic Recordswas so pleased with the success of the first two Gold records Robb produced for The Lemonheads, they brought him another then unknown artist, Jewel, for her first studio recording.
Bruce Robb Productions
A fan of cinema, and the challenges of intelligent and creative music supervision/production, Robb expanded his interest by co-founding Bruce Robb Productions to offer an original approach to music production for film, as well as television, commercials and gaming. Counting over 30 custom songs created for specific dance choreography, Robb has just completed music producing/composing/supervising an original score and soundtrack for an upcoming
Amy Smartmovie. Prior to launching his own company, Robb had shared a ten-plus year relationship with director, composer and musician [John Carpenter] as his exclusive music producer/supervisor. Most recently, they collaborated with Carpenter’s son, Cody Carpenter, on his debut effort composing the score and soundtrack for John Carpenter’s Cigarette Burns, which aired as an episode of Showtime’s Masters of Horror. Lackawanna Blues, for which Robb produced, engineered and mixed all of the live music, was nominated for forty-nine various awards with twenty-four wins, including the Golden Globe. In this motion picture and soundtrack, Robb’s production can be heard and seen, in the club scenes where Mos Defsings “Caldonia” and “Destination Love” backed by the real musicians Robb assembled for the studio recordings, who appear as Mos Def’s onscreen band. In addition, Robb’s work producing, engineering, mixing and playing on the release from Robert Bradley and the Blackwater Surprise, Still Lovin’ You, overlapped his work for the film where Bradley appeared performing his music, including an incredible duet with Macy Gray. Over the years, Robb has counted many of the top A-list directors as his clients, most of whom have a strong connection to music, including: David Lynch, Ivan Reitman, and Robert Altman.
A&R Studio Design and Construction
In response to demand from clients wanting to build their own professional studios, Robb’s third company was formed with former News Corp./Fox Studios’ Project Manager, John Anderson, and studio acoustician George Augspurger. A&R Studio Design and Construction offers acoustic and technical studio consulting, design and development for projects ranging in scale from a full service soundstage to a deluxe home studio. A&R is already consulting on a full-scale studio and entertainment complex in a confidential location, and will soon build Robb’s newest 5.1 control room and recording studio to house his famous Trident A-range console from Cherokee’s Studio One.
*The Robbs on [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:leanqj4bojka~T00 AllMusic.com]
* [http://www.cherokeestudios.com/ Cherokee Recording Studios]
* [http://www.brucerobbproductions.com/ Bruce Robb Productions]
* [http://www.quarter2three.com/ Quarter2Three Records]
* [http://www.sonicsbids.com/Brucerobb Bruce Robb EPK]
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