Robbie Guertin

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Robbie Guertin
Robbie Guertin performing live at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA on November 12, 2007.
Background information
Origin Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
Genres Indie rock
Associated acts Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Uninhabitable Mansions, Radical Dads, Love Rhombus

Robbie Guertin was a keyboardist/guitarist/backup vocalist for the indie rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

He grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts and went to Belmont High School. He attended college at Connecticut College along with the other members of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah prior to the group's formation where he studied art and was in a band called Robots in Disguise. Robbie is featured in The Warhol Economy: How Fashion Art & Music Drive New York City[1] in regards to Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

Robbie is also the primary art director and often the artist for all of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's album and single covers, as well as several concert posters. The first album's artwork was a collaboration with artist Dasha Shishkin.

Robbie also worked with Dasha Shishkin to create BB&PPINC. They were one of the artists featured in By Hand: The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art.[2] BB&PPINC had a solo exhibition and book release party at About Glamour Gallery in Brooklyn[3] .

Some of Robbie's more recent projects include:

--The art collective and band Uninhabitable Mansions,[4] which also features Tyler Sargent from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah along with Annie Hart from Au Revoir Simone. They have released a 7 inch and also an album, titled Nature Is a Taker.

--The band Radical Dads[5] in which Robbie plays the drums and sings.

On July 3, 2012 Guertin publicly announced that after a final show in New York City on July 7, he would no longer be a member of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The message was sent to the band's official email list.