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GUITAR

As a guitarist, Robbie has performed and/or recorded with:

 TOM MORELLO (SSSC, Rage Against the Machine, The Nightwatchman)

SEAN LENNON and CHARLOTTE KEMP MUHL (GOASTT)

RICKIE LEE JONES 

CIBO MATTO

MICHAEL LEONHART ORCH. with RANDY BRECKER, CHRIS POTTER, NELS CLINE, and DONNY MCCASLIN,

JOE RUSSO (Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Further, 

Chris Harford's BAND OF CHANGES featuring DEAN WEEN, SIM CAIN, and ANDREW WEISS 

ED PALERMO BIG BAND

JULIE SLICK and ERIC SLICK (Paper Cat) 

THE MIKE DILLON BAND 

IKE WILLIS, NAPOLEON MURPHY BROCK, RAY WHITE, TOM FOWLER, ED MANN, DON PRESTON, ROY ESTRADA, ROBERT MARTIN, ALBERT WING, ARTHUR BARROW, JIMMY CARL BLACK, TOMMY MARS, BUNK GARDNER (all members of Frank Zappa / Mothers of Invention) 

SOUND OF URCHIN with producer ADAM SCHLESINGER

INVISIBLE FAMILIARS 

SOPHIE AUSTER

OLD RUGGED SAUCE 

BLANC DU BLANC 

FINAL FANTASY NEW WORLD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA,

1968: The Musical and more.  

Robbie has performed playing guitar on TV shows LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CONAN, the LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FURGUSON, FX Network's Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll & more.

Robbie endorses ZT AMPS and KEELEY ELECTRONICS, and DUNLOP STRINGS.  His main instruments are a modified Fender Stratocaster, a Gibson ES-335, 1960’s Silvertone hollowbody, and Kremona Classical guitar.  

-BACKGROUND-

At NYU, a new friend named Carl Restivo asked Robbie if he would play guitar in the studio to help record his band's album so Restivo could concentrate on vocals.  Having mainly been a bassist thus far, this started Robbie’s guitar career and soon went on to lead guitar in the group.  He later played bass in Frank Zappa tribute project (Project/Object) for a few shows, but was asked again if he could fill in on guitar to replace a keyboardist and Robbie agreed, leading him onto his first tour as a guitarist.  After several tours with that band, Robbie was asked to join RCA recording artists The Sound of Urchin in which he recorded and toured for 6 years.  He was asked to play lead guitar for the Zappa-alumni group, The Grandmothers of Invention featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock, Don Preston, Roy Estrada, and Tom Fowler.  He later joined Sean Lennon’s group, The GOASTT, until the band took a hiatus.  Robbie then toured in Banned from Utopia featuring Zappa-alumni Ray White, Albert Wing, Robert Martin, and Tom Fowler.  Robbie then toured with Rickie Lee Jones in which he played guitar, bass, keyboard, and backing vocals.