Robert Berry

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Robert Berry
Genres Progressive rock, hard rock
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards
Years active 1975–present
Labels Magna Carta
Associated acts Hush, 3, Alliance, Los Tres Gusanos
Website Official website
Notable instruments
Steinberger L-Series Bass
Fender Telecaster

Robert Berry is an American guitarist, vocalist and producer, best known for his work with Hush, 3, Ambrosia, Alliance & Los Tres Gusanos.

History[edit]

Berry's name came into the spotlight in 1988, when he teamed with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer (of Emerson, Lake & Palmer fame) and formed the band 3. Their only album, To the Power of Three, drew much criticism for its radio-friendly and polished 80's sound, considering the progressive pedigree of both Emerson and Palmer. 3 disbanded in 1989 after a small tour supporting To the Power of Three. The first single released from the album, Talkin' Bout, penned by Berry, reached #9 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Since the dissolution of 3, Berry has participated in several projects, including Tales from Yesterday, a tribute album to Yes. He was also involved in an abortive follow-up to GTR in which he replaced Steve Hackett. Material from this project and an unreleased second 3 album appeared on Berry's solo album Pilgrimage to a Point. Berry's current band Alliance is composed of Gary Pihl from the band Boston on guitar, David Lauser from the Sammy Hagar Band on drums and Alan Fitzgerald from Night Ranger on keyboards. Berry also has contributed songs to a number of film soundtracks, including the Anthony Michael Hall film Out of Bounds. In 1999, Berry produced and performed on The Wheel of Time, an album billed as a soundtrack to the Robert Jordan fantasy series The Wheel of Time.

Berry organizes dozens of sessions and tribute albums to bands such as Rush, Pink Floyd, Genesis, and Jethro Tull. Berry's contributions to those albums are always fresh takes while still paying homage to the genius of the original artists.

Robert's tutelage has helped craft the careers of many of today's music industry professionals, most notably Producer/Songwriter Jason Brawner.

Discography[edit]

with Hush[edit]

  • Hush (1979)
    • Hush Hot Tonight (1982)

with 3[edit]

with Alliance[edit]

  • Alliance (1997)
  • Missing Piece (1999)
  • Destination Known (2007)
  • Road to Heaven (2008)

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