Robert Graham

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 piano player and attempting to learn every song on the radio! He continues the journey in Toronto as a professional musical journeyman, creator and collaborator.

 

Together with his songwriting and performing, Graham maintains a career as a Music Director, pianist, accompanist, vocalist, and 

vocal/repertoire coach and has worked on numerous Theatre productions across Canada and Australia - most recently "Seeking Refuge" at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival.

 

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) and performing with Australia's "Los Chasquis" (Perth, Australia) 

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 new band The Fairest and Best - released in the fall of 2015 (www.fairestandbest.com). The new EP has already been 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! A song from the EP was also added to the City of Toronto's

"Music 311" playlist and in 2019 Robert was awarded a Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursary.  

 

"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 on January 1st 2018.

 

Graham's pop, rock, and soul music has already garnered him award recognition from the BILLBOARD WORLD SONG 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". In 2018 he was awarded the inaugural Douglas C Cowling Bursary in Liturgical Music.


He has shared the stage with such diverse acts as the Chilina Kennedy, Ma-Anne Dionisio, David Wilcox, Natalie McMaster, KellyLee Evans, Beverley Mahood, Leahy, Shooglenifty, and the Cowboy Junkies.

 

Robert Graham has lived in British Columbia, Perth Australia and now lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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