MP3 Robert Burkhardt - Surfin´ Colorado
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ROCK: Instrumental Rock, POP: Power Pop
Robert's primary instrument is guitar, he also performs and composes on keyboards, percussion & bass guitar. His first instrument was the drums, which he began playing at the age of 10. He performed for several years on snare drum with the Brookfield, Connecticut Fife and Drum Corps. Robert also played drums in a rock "power trio" at 15, covering such tunes as Hendrix's "Fire", and Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love". He developed an interest in guitar when he was 19, and studied music theory and piano at Colorado State University, as well as jazz guitar from a local Fort Collins, CO instructor/jazz guitarist Bill Bogard. Robert's music influences are many:
Drums- Lenny White, Mitch Mitchell, Phil Collins, Steve Gadd; Bass Guitar- Stanley Clark; Keyboards- Chick Corea, Brian Auger, Jan Hammer; Composers/songwriters: Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith, Jagger/Richards, Hendrix,
Donovan Leach, Sting, Billy Joel; Guitar- Al DiMeola, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, and Eric Johnson.
Favorite bands: Rolling Stones, Return To Forever, Brand X, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Dixie Dregs (Steve Morse), Journey, Santana, Yes, Grand Funk, Allman
Brothers, Sly & The Family Stone, The Hollies, Three Dog Night, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Dave Clark Five.
Favorite singers: Frankie Valli, Steve Perry, Graham Nash, Dion DiMucci, Natalie Imbruglia, Chaka Khan, Annie Haslam (Renaissance), Ellen McIllwaine.
Songs from Robert's CD "Only Human", have been featured on KCSU-FM 90.5 in https://www.tradebit.comlins, as part of their "Featured Artist Of The Week" series. He has been
highlighted in https://www.tradebit.com-The former official website of the "Fender Stratocaster", for his high energy instrumental compositions "Passing Lane", and "Stormchaser". In May '00, his rock song "Look Before You Leap" was showcased in
Takarajima Magazine (Japan) "Best of MP3". He reached # 1 on the "contemporary classical" chart at https://www.tradebit.com with "Answered Prayers", an orchestral composition.
His songs "Sibling Rivalry", "Flashback", and "Predator" have reached the top ten on the "Colorado regional" chart at https://www.tradebit.com, with "Predator" hitting
the #1 spot in December '01. His song "Delirium" has reached the Top Ten, Earth,North American and Colorado regional charts at https://www.tradebit.com (Feb. '03).
His styles include pop/rock, latin rock, progressive rock/fusion, orchestral, new age, and country, among his approx. 230 songs.
Robert has performed in numerous clubs in the https://www.tradebit.comlins region including the "Aggie Theater", "Avogadro's", "County Cork Pub", "Dimmer's Brew Pub", "Horsetooth Inn", "Lucky Joe's", "Northern Hotel", "Tony's Lounge", "Friends Saloon", "The Red Garter", "Roberto's", "Sports Page", Colo. State University's "Ramskellar" and "Durrell Center". He has also performed at "City Park" in an outdoor concert
during Fourth of July events, "Old Town Square" for the "New West Fest", and for
the annual "Music Festival Of The Rockies". Other performing locations include:
Boulder's "J.J. McCabes", and the Fort Collins University Park Holiday Inn.
He currently records with: Cakewalk Pro Audio, Compaq Presario, Gadget Labs Wave 8/24, BBE Sonic Maximizer, Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200 Preamp, Ensoniq TS-12 synth, Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster guitars,
Fender Mustang Bass, Emu Proteus, Roland SPD-6 drum pad/trigger, DigiTech GSP-2101 guitar processor, Morley Power Wah, and a Peavey "Renown" guitar amp.
Robert has released a number of CD projects. "Only Human" (rock/pop, 1999), "Rooms" (orchestral/new age, 1999), and "Ball Of Fire" (rock, 2001), are all a thorough representation of his work. Robert's Dec. 2003 CD release "Me, Myself & Eye" is a collection of 12 original instrumentals representing a new level of engineering/production and
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