The story of the Roberts Bros. reads almost like a fairy tale - well, maybe because it almost is....
The formation of the Roberts Bros. dates back to 1999 when Peter and Jimmy decided to take some time off from their other projects and do a project together. The result was their highly acclaimed first album release “Sugar & Spice”.
The album received extensive airplay on Smooth Jazz radio stations across the US and Canada and the Roberts Bros. received a nomination for the Prism Award for the “Best New Up and Coming Artist” by the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards in 2001.
What followed was a long series of other projects that Jimmy and Peter were independently working on, until in 2005 they decided it would be time for a new album.
Now after two years of intense work, Jimmy and Peter finally finished their long awaited second release “Twins”.
Jazz and Pop meet R’n’B energy through brothers from seemingly different worlds.
Jimmy developed a strong interest in music from an early age. He started playing the sax in the school band when he was in the 5th grade. Later, after he moved to Los Angeles, he started playing in various bands and became busy doing recording sessions and tours with such artists like Sade, Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Mike Howard, Johnny Halliday, Rick Braun, Englebert Humperdinck and many others.
Jimmy was also a member of Rod Stewart’s band for over 13 years.
He still maintains a busy schedule touring the country with the enchanting Carly Simon, Rick Braun and others.
Last year Jimmy released his second album for Indie label Soultone Records “For We Are Never Alone” - a CD filled with spiritual sounds or love, joy and peace.
Peter initially started playing the violin when he was 6 years old. After several years he switched to clarinet, then saxophone and then finally guitar, which to this day is still his favorite instrument. While his parents wanted him to pursue a different career, Peter still kept playing in various bands and at some point started doing studio and touring gigs as a guitar player.
He got his first record deal with Teldec/Germany with his Rock power trio project called Peter Roberts' Army.
Later he also released several solo records on EMI.
After Peter moved to Los Angeles, he produced and wrote songs for artists including George Benson, La Toya Jackson, Daechelle, The Beu Sisters, Irene Cara, Survivor, Lisa Frazier, Under Suspicion and many others. Several of his songs and recordings are being used in TV shows and feature films.
Earlier this year one of Peter’s songs (“Fearless”, performed by rising star Daechelle and co-written by Ron Boustead) was awarded Winner of the Pop category of the 14th (2006) Billboard Songwriting Contest and Winner of the People's Voice of the 2007 International Songwriting Competition. The song was also featured in the Lionsgate feature film “Bratz” (Soundtrack available on Geffen Records).
And here are some answers to questions that people keep asking over and over again:
Did Jimmy and Peter already play music together when you were still children?
Did Jimmy and Peter ever share the same instruments since Peter also played sax for a while?
Did Jimmy and Peter practice your instruments in the same room?
Did Jimmy and Peter ever fight over who is playing which instrument?
Are Jimmy and Peter even real brothers?
What do you think?
So the only logical question that has never been asked before and still left open is:
"Who's your mama?"
But we'll get to that on our next CD...
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy our music.
Do what you love and love what you do.
All the best,
Jimmy & Peter