Stage name: Robert Elias
About: Robert Elias is a singer songwriter from Miami, Florida who has been compared to George Michael, Justin Timberlake, Freddie Mercury, Marc Broussard, Bruno Mars & Chris Cornell. After conquering the Latin world: writing songs, touring & singing backgrounds for Marc Anthony, Alejandro Sanz, Jon Secada, Don Omar & Chayanne; Robert Elias is finally getting ready to release his first english album Magic City! His blend of pop, rock and R&B is magic to the ears and his voice is reminiscent of old school R&B soul singers with a modern pop/rock edge. Born in Miami, Florida to a Cuban guitarist/songwriter father dedicated to classic rock and professional vocalist mother who favored pop and disco, it wasn’t long till Robert Elias began singing along to the latest by Queen, Michael Jackson and Elton John on the radio. ” I love artists who have the ability to push the envelope and be themselves, I want to be like those artists, its inspiring,” says Elias. He started his professional career at 15 when he began singing demos for local songwriters and producers. In 2006, he walked the red carpet at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival in support of the Latin film industry and the growth of the Latin entertainment community.” I believe in a bigger, better Latin community, I believe in real talent, honest artistry and I’m ready to bring a refreshing change to Latin- American music and culture, artists don’t even sing live anymore” said Elias. Currently, Elias is blowing up in South Florida and once again getting industry buzz, recently singer Alejandro Sanz posted about Elias on his official Facebook page! Elias has been featured locally in The Miami Herald, Miami.com, The New Times, The Wire Weekly, 944 Magazine and on France’s international Arte TV documentary web series Miami/Havana. You can check out the series at www.havana-miami.tv. The series follows 12 young Cuban-Americans, pursuing their dreams in both Miami, Florida and Havana, Cuba. For two seasons Elias has been a part of the music on Univision’s international hit television reality series Mira Quien Baila. Robert’s songwriting efforts and voice have recently garnered the attention of Latin icons Chayanne, Marc Anthony, Don Omar and Jon Secada. Chayanne’s song “El Hombre Que Fui” co-written by Elias is on the Latin pop star’s #1 album, No Hay Imposibles. In 2011, Elias began work on his new album “Magic City” and touring with his band, The Revenge. The album has been three years in the making and is being produced by 90’s pop icon, Kenny Scott of the group Swirl 360. It is a tribute to everything that has inspired Robert to dream and continue his journey; but most importantly the city he grew up in and the heartbreak along the way. The album includes songs co-written by some of the industries best writers including local rockers Chris Alvy and Daniels Wills, Alan Frew of 80’s group Glass Tiger, Denny Scott and Erick Marin. It is set for release in 2012.
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