Robert Farmer

About Robert Farmer



Robert is a singer, songwriter and producer of all his own recordings that include “In A Dream”, “The Search”, and soon to be released in 2007 "SEEING RED", and has worked with many top acts.

An accomplished drummer & percussionist, Robert also plays the keyboard, sings, a writes all of his own music. Lived and played in the Philadelphia, New York & Boston area most of his career but hit the road for many years touring much of the US. Today he works in his own recording studio daily.

Sought out the best teachers available, such as, Jim Chapin (Harry & Tom Chapins' father). Jim Chapin is a renowned drummer, author, and music educator in New York still turning up in various magazine publications. Continued studies with Robert Boysie Lowry, a local icon and Mentor/Teacher for many jazz musicians, including legendary jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, saxaphonist, Ernie Watts, as well as pianist Mathew Shipp. It was around this time Robert met Dexter Koonce (Boysie Lowerys nephew) of Grover Washington, Jr. Roy Ayers, Rufus Thomas, Denise Thomas & James Brown.

Although this is Robert's debut solo album its far from being his only project, with 2 more discs almost ready for release. He has logged session work with Lindsay Lee (Capitol Records/Warner Bros. Records) and received regional and national radio airplay with the original recording band called The Watson Brothers Band, as well as doing session work for Radio and TV. Opened for Patti Smith at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia for thousands of people. This show was broadcast live on rock station WIOQ and hosted by the infamous Ed Sciackey. Because of the bands success he met many other high profile radio personalities such as Michael Tearson of WMMR, Mark Goodman host of MTV, Harvey of WIOQ and later moved to WMGK, and also, guitarist Nils Lofgren with Bruce Springsteen's Band to name a few. He opened for James Cotton at Widener University. The band was tight, inspired and kicking. James Cotton was pretty good too. Opened at the 'Main Point' for Robert Hunter, songwriter for the Grateful Dead.

Voted one of the TOP 2 ORIGINAL BANDS/ TOP 2 IN SINGER-SONGWRITER CATEGORY & ONE OF TOP 3 DRUMMERS collectively in the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley reader's poll in Fine Times Magazine for three consecutive years.

WORKED WITH THE FOLLOWING MUSICIANS: Larry Gold-producer/arranger of local and national talents with gold records, including Jay Z, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake (N Sync), Teddy Pendergrass, etc. George Thorogood, Billy Blaugh and Hank Carter of The Delaware Destroyers. John Lilly-The Hooters.

INFLUENCES: Peter Gabriel, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Led Zepplin, Little Feat, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Santana, Sting.


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In a Dream by Robert Farmer is an absolute must for any sensible person's CD collection. STUNNING!! Quite possibly one of the best albums your likely to hear outside of a major label's A&R department!,

Colin Lynch - October 29, 2006 IOM MAGAZINE

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By Robert Farmer, 2007-05-04

Philadelphia Band- Atmospheric/Rock, meaningful, intelligent & original. Influenced by the British rockers such as: Peter Gabriel, mix in some Jeff Beck, Mark Knopfler & Pink Floyd, and there you have it.

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By Robert Farmer, 2007-05-04

<h2><strong><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Movie Release &#39;REVELATION&#39; &amp; Soundtrack!</font></strong></h2><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Two songs from my CD &#39;IN A DREAM&#39; are on the soundtrack &amp; score by Siberian Productions scheduled for release in May 2007. </font><p><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><strong>PRESS REVIEWS</strong> </font></p><strong><h3><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Recently awarded BEST SOLO ARTIST for 2007 &amp; SONG OF THE YEAR 2007 (&lsquo;Coming Back To Philadelphia&rsquo;) in IOM Magazine.</font></h3><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">&rsquo;In a Dream&rsquo; by Robert Farmer is an absolute must for any sensible person&#39;s CD collection, and for any aspiring musician and composer who&#39;d like some hints at what&#39;s possible at the upper end of the excellence spectrum. Buy this album if you have more than a few brain cells... it&#39;ll be the best thing you did in a very long time because it&#39;s quite possibly one of the best albums your likely to hear outside of a major label&#39;s A&amp;R department! </font><p><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">STUNNING!! </font></p><p><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Colin Lynch - October 29, 2006 IOM MAGAZINE </font></p></strong><p><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif"> </font></p><p><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">&copy; 2006 R Cat Communications Ltd&nbsp; All Rights Reserved </font></p><p><strong><h2><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">SHOULD BE PLAYED ON EVERY ALTERNATIVE STATION!</font></h2><br /></strong></p><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Bill LaFleur-Long Branch, N.J.<br />This work is superbly produced and arranged. Guitar work is unbelievable! Going from &quot;tough&quot; Merle Haggard twang electric to beautiful &quot;Yes&quot; acoustic. <strong>One of the most original and creative works I&#39;ve heard yet on the internet. Should be played on every alternative station.</strong> Great guitars, keyboards, production, mood and originality. </font><p><strong><h2><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">HEY MOVIE GUYS!!! HERE IT IS!</font></h2><br /></strong></p><em><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Tracy Nicolaus/Northern California </font><p><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Wow this is a really great CD! The guitar is outstanding! <strong>I have never heard such a beautiful combination of acoustic and tech combined. Quite a task!</strong> The electronica geeks overdo and the true acoustical genius doesn&#39;t know their way around a keyboard.........<strong>You my friend have mastered both! This will be in a movie, mark my words!</strong> Extra credit: Guitars, Programming, Production, Mood, Originality, Best Potential Movie Soundtrack. </font></p></em><p><a href="|pe1|S8LTM0LdsaSlY1O3YW5zV8xuY1GSIsw_"><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><img src="" border="0" alt="" width="114" height="98" /></font></a><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif"> </font></p><p><strong><h2><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">EACH SONG IS A GEM!</font></h2><br /></strong></p><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Marie Sterner-Philadelphia, PA<br />Sound Check Weekly </font><p><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">&quot;Each song is a gem individually, whatever the tempo, yet the band maintains complete continuity throughout their show. They have the ability to write songs that have both sensitivity and balls, without molding to anyone else&#39;s standards of excellence, plus <strong>continue to mature and expand as one of the premiere talents in the Philadelphia area&quot;.</strong> </font></p><p><strong><h2><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">PAINTING WITH SOUND</font></h2><br /></strong></p><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Richard Filaccio-Yreka, California<br /><strong>Cinematic feel to this moody soundscape. Commanding vocals</strong> narrate and sing with a quiet swagger, dancing with a cello and promising his heart to an angel while the drip drop synthy hook carries our ears away. <strong>I like this one very much! Very original.</strong> </font><p><strong><h2><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">MISTY SOUNDSCAPE</font></h2><br /></strong></p><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">ninesignals-Cody/Wellington, New Zealand<br /><strong>The Pink Floyd type atmosphere and vocals really get you involved.</strong> Voice has a nice deep tone to it and much time has been spent on the arrangment of the synth parts esp. Sounds a bit like Damien Rice string arrangements. Could possibly even have gone into &quot;Labyrinth&quot; soundtrack type spirals. Conjures up imagery of lonely wandering the misty moors in search of a lost fragment of memory. </font><p><strong><h2><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Echo and The Bunnymen on The Dark Side Of The Moon</font></h2><br /></strong></p><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">circamusic-Murrieta, California<br />Some great things going on in this CD-superproduction, fantastic layers of keyboards, a little David Gilmore strata guitar going on in the background and reverb on the voice that actually works. The voice is very Ian McCullock (echo and the bunnymen) mixed with a little David Gilmore. I could see this as a b-side to &#39;The Wall&#39; by Pink Floyd. The bells scattered over the top are a great touch. Even the keyboard punctuations, as dissonant as they are, work very fluidly. <strong>I listened to it twice! GREAT JOB! Very cool chill-out production.</strong> </font><p><strong><h2><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">&#39;ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO PAY&#39;</font></h2><br /></strong></p><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Robert Garafalo-Boston, Mass<br />&quot;Projects the strength of Philadelphia, add the drive of Detroit and Oakland with a touch of Atlanta. Employing all the electronic sophistication of today but has not become subservient to it. <strong>Exciting tasteful-dynamic</strong> with showmanship and presence, the result is a well integrated whole, forceful and moving&quot;. </font><p><strong><h2><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">SUPER</font></h2><br /></strong></p><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Mark Newstetter-San Francisco, CA<br />Like the interesting effects of the time changes in intro and the dissonant chord punctuation.<br />Jim Morrison vocals are right for the mood of this track- as are the carefully arranged synth parts. A very nicely crafted arrangement. I especially like the acoustic instruments against the synth doubles. At times it reminds me of the background music from the orgy scene in Kubrick&#39;s &#39;Eyes Wide Shut&#39;. <strong>This is a potential movie soundtrack!</strong> </font><p><strong><h2><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">DREAMY ORIGINAL</font></h2><br /></strong></p><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Richard Filaccio-Yreka, California<br />Early morning intro is nice. Disembodied vocal is quirky, psychedelic. Lyrics sound interesting while the music uplifts the emotionally distant vocals. Nice atmosphere. Unique, weird. Almost like a Joy Division vocal attitude and sound. I like it. Works within its own dreamscape. <strong>Excellent production and male vocals.</strong></font>

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