- Rock Artist at Large; Owner-OperatorJanuary 1996 to present New York, New YorkROBERT URBAN
Award-winning singer/songwriter, composer, guitarist, published literary writer & professional urban garden designer ROBERT URBAN is also owner of Manhattan’s URBAN PRODUCTIONS music & video production studio. In addition to 7 music album releases and numerous singles, Robert’s work (esp. as guitarist) can be heard on the recordings of many other musical artists.
Robert supports the NYC area performing arts community by producing & hosting his “URBAN PRODUCTIONS BOLDLY PRESENTS” live-in-concert events (now in its 15th year!). Recent shows include the annual NYC JEFF BUCKLEY; CREAM; GEORGE HARRISON and WHO Tributes.
Robert is a 2005 Stonewall Society LGBT Hall of Fame inductee; 2006 Outmusic Musician of the Year award winner; 2010 Outvoice Producer of the Year award winner. In 2012 and 2013 he was a nominee finalist in the RightOut TV Music & Video Awards for "Best Music Video" and "Best Live Performance in a Music Video" categories, respectively. Robert is a 2005, 2006 and 2011 International Fresh Fruit Festival award winner for shows he produced. In 2014 Urban Productions received the "Best of Manhattan Award" in the Video Production category, awarded by The Manhattan Award Program.
Robert is a past contributing writer to MTV/LOGO’s AfterElton.com & AfterEllen.com arts & entertainment magazines. He is author of the published book of poetic writings "Abominations" and contributing poet to various literary/poetry journals. He is a regular producer of, and reader at, live poetry events in the NYC tri-state area.
Robert’s successful Manhattan garden design business “Gardens by Robert” is a 2010 Small Business Commerce Association “Best of Business” award winner. His townhouse garden creations have been featured in The American Realtor Association’s website magazine.
In 2014-15, Robert served as volunteer Instructor - teaching "Music & Rhythm" classes for students at NYC's Harvey Milk High School.
Robert Urban lives on the upper west side of Manhattan with his life-partner of 25 years Morgan Humphries.
on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/robert-urban/id6414103
Music Website: www.roberturban.com
Garden Design Website: www.roberturban.com/gardens.html
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