Robert Wells (composer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the Canadian songwriter/producer, see Rob Wells.
For the American songwriter, see Robert Wells (songwriter).
Robert Wells
Robert Wells 2010.JPG
Robert Wells 2010
Background information
Birth name Robert Henry Arthur Wells
Born (1962-04-07) April 7, 1962 (age 52)
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation(s) Pianist, Composer, Singer
Years active 1987–present

Robert Henry Arthur Wells (born April 7, 1962 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish pianist, composer and singer, best known for the musical Rhapsody in Rock, which contains elements of rock, classical and boogie-woogie.

Early life and career[edit]

A child prodigy, Wells attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm at the age of 7 in 1969 and four years later, at the age of 11, became the youngest person ever to attend the Royal Swedish Music Academy.[1] At the age of 16 in 1978, Wells won two major Swedish talent contests. Wells has also participated twice in Melodifestivalen.

Wells was the musical director of two Swedish television shows. Wells appeared regularly on Så ska det låta, the Swedish version of The Lyrics Board.

Wells's first musical tour was with the Leningrad Orchestra in 1991.

Wells's music was chosen as the official television theme music for the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing.[2]

Eurovision[edit]

Wells played piano during Belarus entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 on May 25 performed by 3+2.

Discography[edit]

Sample from Rhapsody in Rock - Completely Live

Problems playing this file? See media help.

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(SWE)
SWE
[3]
NOR
[4]
DEN
[5]
1987 Robert Wells 12
1988 The Way I Feel
1989 Rhapsody in Rock I 30
1990 Rhapsody in Rock II
1991 Dubbelpianisterna - Hör och Häpna
1993 Rhapsody in Rock III
1994 Robert Wells (Finland Special Edition)
1996 Norman and Wells (with Charlie Norman) 52
1998 Rhapsody in Rock Complete 6 Platinum
2000 Rhapsody in Rock - World Wide Wells 19 Gold
Jingle Wells 29 Gold
2001 Rhapsody In Rock - Completely Live 6 Gold
2002 Väljer sina klassiska favoriter
2003 Rhapsody In Rock The Complete Collection 1 Gold
2004 Rhapsody In Rock - The Anniversary 5 17 18 Gold
2005 Full House Boogie 3
2008 The Best of Rhapsody 1998-2008 6
2010 Close Up Classics 20
2013 A Tribute to Charlie (Robert Wells Trio) 16

"—" denotes releases that did not chart or unknown.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(SWE)
SWE
[3]
NOR
[4]
DEN
[5]
1986 Upp på berget 13
1995 Robert Trio
1997 Spanish Rhapsody
2000 ROCKARIA
2003 My Love (with Sofia Källgren)
2009 Handful of Keys 1 Gold

Videos[edit]

  • 1987: Robert Wells

DVDs[edit]

  • 2002: Rhapsody In Rock - The Stadium Tour 2002
  • 2004: Rhapsody In Rock - The Anniversary Tour
  • 2005: Rhapsody In Rock- The 2005 Summer Tour

Other works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • 2003: Mitt Liv Som Komphund
  • 2005: Rhapsody In Rock - Piano - Vol 1

Awards and honors[edit]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonas Wallmark (14 December 2012). "Robert Wells om uppväxten i Huvudsta". Magasin Solna (Swedish local weekly newspaper). Retrieved 2014-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Swedish composer chosen for Olympic TV theme". Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Swedish Charts - Discography Robert Wells". Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  4. ^ a b "Swedish Charts - Discography Robert Wells". Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  5. ^ a b "Swedish Charts - Discography Robert Wells". Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  6. ^ "Hyllning till Charlie Norman hotas". Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Kungen delade ut medaljer". Retrieved August 18, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Petr Elfimov
with Eyes That Never Lie
Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with 3+2)
2010
Succeeded by
Anastasia Vinnikova
with I Love Belarus