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MP3 Robert Urban - Rock Widow

Progressive Art Rock, at times heavy & electric, at times acoustic, sometimes fusion/techno/jazz

12 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Progressive Rock, ROCK: Psychedelic

ROBERT URBAN - vocals, guitars, basses, synths, pianos, organs, drums, percussion, orchestral sounds & sound effects
Recorded & Mixed at URBAN PRODUCTIONS, NYC
Recording Engineer - Robert Urban
Mix Engineer & Tech Guru - Edward Douglas

Mastering Engineer - Tom Brick
Mastering Ass''t - Bruno Opitz

Graphic Design Layout - David Johansson
Artwork Concept by R. Urban
Photos by Morgan Humphries & R. Urban

Produced by Robert Urban for URBAN PRODUCTIONS, NYC

All songs copyright © 2003

Additional guest performances by:

ANTHONY DeMARCO (drums) "Compulsion", "My Silent Friend", "The Cage", "The Burning Heart"

YOLANDA (gospel choir vocals) "Waiting for Rome to Fall"

MEGHAN CARY (voiceover) "No Love in Sight"

WOLFGANG BUSCH (sprechstimme rap) "Waiting for Rome to Fall"

PETER FARRELL - (sax) "My Silent Friend", "Burning Heart",
(honky tonk piano) "No Love in Sight" (voiceover) "No Love in Sight"

TOM O''NEILL (synths, programming & fx) "Waiting for Rome to Fall"

MARK VOLLENWEIDER (drums/percussion) "Waiting for Rome to Fall"

Heartfelt thanks to:
NESTOR - for the love sessions
PETER HODGSON - for the long distance tone talks
ED DOUGLAS - for the patience, courage & charm
SOUNDDOGS - for the sounds
BILL CARTHAGE - for the body work
PAT PADULA - for believing I could do this
JOHN CONLAN & BRIAN McHALE - for leading the way
BURTON HATHEWAY - for saving my life
MORGAN HUMPHRIES - for everything
AUNT SYLVIA, Rock Widow Patron - Rest in Peace!

This album is dedicated to the Boys in the Bands.
R. I. P.

Peter Farrell, Matt Sullivan, Racine Romaguera, Eric Covington, Mark Patton
(Compulsion & Don''t Ask, Don''t Tell)

Anthony Tirado, John Ferigno, Dan Gibson, Paul Bacardi, Anthony DeMarco
(No Love in Sight)

Neddy Boy Bakelman, Greg Mellett, Patrick Heeney, Ronaldo Cardenetti
(The Boys from Paradise)

Tom O''Neill, Mark Vollenweider, Lew Kahn, Rusty Hudson
(Waiting for Rome to Fall)



Singer-songwriter, composer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist Robert Urban was born & raised in Fairfield County, CT. In addition to all else listed below, he has been performing in one rock band or another for every year of his life since age 15.

He received a B.S. degree in Philosophy and Music from the University of Bridgeport, CT.

Moving to Manhattan, Robert began composing scores for an array of professional music, dance, theater and film productions. Also a session guitarist, vocalist & producer, he has contributed to the projects of many other musical artists and theatrical organizations.

Recently, Robert composed the music score for the internationally released film-documentary "Ticket to Freedom: Woodstock", which also featured original songs by Richie Havens. Music from his "godless" album is featured in the indie art film "Paradise Attempted" produced Resolute Pictures, Inc., released in early 2000. The film also includes music by new-age artist Enya. Most recently, Robert composed the instrumental musical score to the new Todd Russell/Alex Dove horror films "Dead Guys" & "DAS HAUSE".

Robert owns & operates his own independent music production facility URBAN PRODUCTIONS, where he records & produces both his and other artists'' music.

There are four Robert Urban CDs available - the 1997 critically acclaimed "godless"; the award-winning 2000 Elegies; the 1980s retrospective who i was (also released in 2000); and the new 2003 Rock Widow.

Robert performs everywhere, including various outdoor music festivals, with his own progressive art-rock group - The Robert Urban Band.

Recent Career & Performance Highlights

- "URBAN PRODUCTIONS BOLDLY PRESENTS" - self-produced, ongoing concert series featuring new & established musical artists from all over the U.S.(hosted by Robert Urban)

- Winner - StoneWall Society 2003 "Pride Song of the Year" Award for DON''T ASK, DON''T TELL from the ROCK WIDOW cd, StoneWall Society 2002 "Pride Song of the Year" Award for THE WAITING SONG from the ELEGIES CD.

- Listed as one of ten IMPORTANT VOICES IN MODERN ROCK -Vol. 2, No. 3, March 2001 - THE PROGRESS REPORT

- Winner of Two 2001 OUTMUSIC OMA AWARDS
1. Outstanding Live Performer of the Year
2. Outstanding Recording ("Elegies")

- Nominee - 2001 NY Regional INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD presented by The MUSIC RESOURCE GROUP organization and sponsored by THE MUSICIAN''S ATLAS

U.S. Music Festivals - NYC Pride Festival (2001), Connecticut Pride Festival (2001 & 2002), Atlanta Pride Festival (2000), Virginia Pride Festival (1998)

- National Tour (including performances in Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia) (1996 thru 2000)

- LADYFEST 2002 NYC Festival

- listed in "Award Winning Men" 2002 book.

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