Robert German

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Robert German
Birth name Robert John German
Born (1978-06-16) June 16, 1978 (age 36)
Origin Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Genres Experimental Acoustic
Instruments Guitar, Vocal instruments, Vocals, Percussion, Piano
Years active 1990–present
Labels Pigeonhole Records
Website [1]

Robert German (born Robert John German on June 16, 1978) is a United States singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He is known for his unique vocal style which has drawn comparisons to such disparate influences as Louis Armstrong, Tori Amos and Tom Waits.[who?]

Biography[edit]

Robert German was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1978. In 1996, at the age of eighteen after he quit attending Oklahoma State University, German bought is first guitar and began writing songs.[citation needed]

In April 2006, his song Marlboro Man was distributed nationally with the DVD release of Brokeback Mountain through Wolfe Video.[1] The song was picked up in June by Sirius Satellite Radio's OutQ Channel 106, where the song went to number 1.[1]

On November 14, 2006, German released his self-produced debut album, sirens of Brooklyn, containing 12 original tracks. His song Well formed man was featured on National Public Radio's Open Mic series[2] as well as the Village Voice's High Bias with Uncle LD. [3]

His songs open wide, Fishnet Sailor and Marlboro man, all held the number 1 position on Sirius Satellite Radio's OutQ Channel 109.[citation needed] His music has been featured on THIS WAY OUT the international gay & lesbian radio magazine, broadcast on over 150 radio stations worldwide. [4] On September 30, 2007, the music video for Open Wide debuted as an official selection of the Coney Island Film Festival. [5] [2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Robert German's debut album, Sirens of Brooklyn, was released on November 14, 2006. The album included 12 tracks and a hidden track titled "Knock on my door."

  • 2006 - Sirens of Brooklyn (Album)

CD Singles[edit]

  • 2008 - Unplug (limited edition single)

Demos / Promos[edit]

  • 2003 - Open Wide-Songs 1998–present (unreleased)
  • 2006 - Marlboro Man (Limited Edition Promo Single)
  • 2006 - Marlboro Man (Limited Edition Promo 12" Vinyl)

Influences[edit]

References[edit]

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