Guitarist / Singer / Songwriter / Performer / Musician
It started over three decades ago. It was a golden age for rock & roll. A guitar found its way into his hands. The rest, is as they say history.
Born and raised in New York, Robert Garcia started a musical journey then, that today it could be said that at its most powerful transcends musical barriers, uniting people who on the surface may seem to have very little in common.
A lifelong student of the guitar, Robert’s style of playing is always a conscience balancing act of emotion first, technical prowess, and a melting pot of assimilated genres that consist of rock, jazz, blues, funk, and soul. Early influences were the masters of speaking volumes with just one note: Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton. Today, while still subscribing to the “less is more” philosophy of music, Robert will from time to time indulge himself and catch his audience off guard with an occasional, well placed flurry of notes or two handed tapping technique inspired by his love and respect for the contributions both Edward Van Halen and Steve Vai have made to modern rock music.
As a vocalist, his style is much more focused to the soulful, whiskey throated crooners of the bygone blues era, and more recently trademarked by such artists as Rod Stewart and Melissa Etheridge for his rock & roll belting. When the time comes to sing a ballad, Mr. Garcia can throw a soft layer of silk over the gravel and serenade with the best of them. It is also worth mentioning that with a name such as Garcia, Robert can sing in both English and Spanish.
Combine all of the above with a passion for performance, audience interaction, and a bit of theatrical flair, and what you have is a consummate professional. Whether performing by himself entertaining with an acoustic 12 string, or burning up a stage giving his all with a band, one thing is clear….you will leave wanting more.
In order to remain current with Robert Garcia’s journey, be sure to visit: Calendar Page, and accompany him on what has so far been a very magical adventure!
In Black and White
Say what you will but what I am is REAL. You can try, but you will not succeed in imitating, automating, or outsourcing me. I am a musician, an entertainer, an artist… As I have said before, it’s in my blood. It’s all I do and all I’ve ever wanted to do. I wake up with a smile on my face wanting to go to work. Have you ever heard someone say “it’s nothing personal, it’s just business”? With me, it’s always personal…on many levels. I take full responsibility. I have to…it’s my name, my reputation. Music is what I do full time, 24/7, 365 days a year.
I specialize. I play music from the seventies decade. Lots of “one hit wonders” that really have been lost. I do these renditions with a style all my own. THAT’S what makes me different. I am absolutely passionate about EVERY song I play. As an artist, I live with my soul out in the open. But you don’t have to take my word for it, listen to my audio of a live performance, view my performance videos, or visit my bio and see for yourself.
It has been said that seeing me play is “like meeting an old friend”. I could not be more flattered.
Robert Garcia is guitarist, singer, songwriter, performer and musician who sings and plays guitar for acoustic versions of your favorite music from the 70’s decade-one hit wonders in New York, New Jersey, Sarasota & Florida.