August 30th, 2010 17:25 EST
SOP's Battle of the Bands Featuring Robert Jon with 'Clubanger'
Robert Jon is a song writer, musician, singer, producer and an entrepreneur. Although he carries an MBA in his back pocket, music and the entertainment industry are the love of his life.
He comes from a family of musicians and singers and was destined to fall in love with music and the entertainment world at an early age. Mastering the piano at the age of 13, he sang and played in the choir both at church and at school and eventually started singing lead vocals and playing keyboards in local bands.
He has worked with artists such as Paula Abdul, Color Me Bad, Sandra Bernhard, as well as producers and song writers, Elliot Wolf, Stacy Piersa, Jon Lundy and Greg Ware in addition to singing jingles for commercials and handling back ground vocals for countless other artists.
Rob acquired most of his musical skills while working at an early age on stage productions for local community theatre in Los Angeles and Pasadena and while working as a studio musician and studio singer on the L.A. set. He has toured the world entertaining countless audiences and has recently teamed up with life-long friends and producer/songwriters Greg Ware and Jon Lundy to release his 2010 CD.
Rob`s musical influence moves from gospel, to jazz, to hip hop, to R&B, funk, classical, rock, big band and even Broadway. Rob`s all-time favorite artists include a diverse group of entertainers and artists such as Maxwell, Usher, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Pink, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Snoop, E40, the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix, and other artists who are not as well known, like his family and friends. He creatively brings this diverse musical blend of influence to his latest 2010 CD release.
After finishing up his 2010 CD Rob plans to take the act on the road, continue writing and recording as well as working with his long time writing partner Lanny Mitchell to revive their stage production of Strictly from the Westside " and generally just get out there and have some fun.
Robert Jon has had a life-long dedication to music, the arts and the entertainment industry. He is even the executive producer of the up and coming film Hollywont " which is produced by his production company Hoody Alan. He says he does what he does because he loves it and says it is part of his genetic make-up. It`s in his blood and no matter what, rich or poor he will always play and listen to music and dabble in the entertainment world.
Robert Jon says music is the love of his life. "Making music, listening and watching others play music, living in a world filled with music and lyrics is as important to me as the air I breathe. I would suffocate without it."