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An Evening of Glorious Sounds with Robert Robinson & Gwen Matthews
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About Robert Robinson
Robert Robinson is reason to believe that the greatest music reaches every name and crosses every boundary, from audiences in the Pontiac Silverdome to troops in South Korea. Standing five foot five and sipping Diet Coke, Robert is “God’s canary.” He possesses the ability to sing any song and yet remain true to his vision.
At the tender age of 6, Robert began singing with his family as part of the Robinson Children. By 15, Robert was directing the church choir. In the early 90’s he started a gospel choir at Minneapolis Community College, then quit his job as a data processing expert to lead the 100 strong Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir. Today, Robinson is heralded by Minnesota Monthly Magazine as “the state’s most decorated group.” 1991 brought Robert a featured role in “Nightingale” at the world-renowned Theatre de la Jeune Lune. In 1992, Robert took part for the first time in Lorie Line’s Christmas tour and remained for 15 years with subsequent appearances on PBS and in Target stores nationwide.
Although Robert points to gospel greats Mahalia Jackson, Tramaine Hawkins, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong as inspiration, Robert Robinson works and lives in his own genre. Eventually, it came time for him to forge a new path, combining his ministry of gospel with a vast experience rooted in soul. He became producer, creative director and promoter of his own touring schedule and was named one of the “Ten Best Holiday Shows” by Metro Magazine in 2007.
People love Robert. Artists look to him for affirmation. Fans adore his inclusive personality. They don’t necessarily have to embrace gospel to embrace Robert and that is alright with him. It’s all about his soul.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Robert Robinson is a volcanic talent who absolutely knocks an audience on its heels.” -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
About Gwen Matthews
Gwen Matthews has recorded with the best, including Stevie Wonder, Kenny Rogers, and members of Earth Wind and Fire. Her career started by singing jingles in Minneapolis, then later in Los Angeles and New York. Although born in Chicago and living in Los Angeles for 11 years, Gwen claims Minneapolis as home.
Gwen lived in L.A. for 11 years where she worked for many musical giants; from nationally acclaimed producers to hit-making songwriters who sought her for studio background and stage performances. While in L.A., Gwen studied four years under world-renowned vocal technician Seth Riggs.
She has traveled and performed all around the world. At the famed “Montreal Jazz Festival” in Canada, the “Fleur de France Festival” in Paris, touring Russia with “Women Who Cook”, and throughout Europe with The Denis Colin Trio.
From recording many national and local advertisements (Northwest Airlines, General Mills, and Whirlpool), to appearing on the Oprah Show, Gwen has many career highlights. She recorded a European hit “Keep On Pushing”, as well as “Uniting For You” which included over 40 of Minnesota’s finest artists as they performed to raise money for AIDS in Africa. She was nominated numerous times for the Minnesota Music Awards as “Best Female R&B, Gospel and Jazz Vocalist”, and shared the coveted award as “Best Cover Band” with the Rupert’s Orchestra for several years. Gwen also won the Minnesota Black Music Awards twice, and in 2007 she was inducted into the Minnesota Rock and Country Hall of Fame with ‘Passage’.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“She tore it up with what was an amazingly moving moment.”
– Star Tribune