About Robert Elias
- Born December 5, 1983, in Miami, Florida to a Cuban guitarist/songwriter father dedicated to classic rock and proffessional vocalist mother who favored pop and disco, it wasn't long till Robert Elias began singing along to the latest by Queen, Michael Jackson and Elton John on the radio. " I love artists who have the ability to push the envelope, I want to be like those artists, its inspiring," says Elias.
- Elias has an explosive personality and an equally exceptional voice. His soulful blend of pop, rock and rhythm & blues truly sets him apart from any other artist in the music business.
- He started his proffessional career at 15 when he began singing demos for the Latin music industry. His voice first garnered attention after singing a demo for songwriters Carlos Celles and Barbie Larrinaga. His version of a Spanish song landed Celles and Larrinaga a spot on Latin pop star Luis Fonsi's 2005 album, Paso A Paso. As a teenager, he participated in musical theater and discovered his passion for acting as well.
- In late 2005, Elias joined forces with songwriter Chris Alvy and platinum drummer/producer David Elliot Johnson (Sheryl Crow, Backstreet Boys, Expose). Robert had a rare natural talent far too gifted to be contained within the demo confines of studio walls. So, the team got to work on Elias' self titled Spanish album and shortly thereafter on his English album, Get The Doctor.
- Robert worked with the best in the industry on the project, including vocal and media coach Nick Cooper (Beyonce, Mario, Kenny Lattimore), as well as stylist Paige Geran (Christina Aguilera, Robin Thicke) and up and coming photographers Alexander Guerra, Joseph Casal & Rachel Kemper (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Stephen Marley).
- In 2006, he walked the red carpet at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival in support of the Latin film industry and the growth of the Latin entertainment community." I believe in a better Latin community, my parents always taught me to believe in real artistry, honest artistry and I'm ready to bring a refreshing change to Latin- American music and culture," said Elias.
- But like many other young and naive pop artists before him, Elias was placed under a shelf by management and record label because of demand for bigger artists. His relationship with his management company and record label came to an end early in 2008. "I was surrounded by people I thought I could trust, but couldn't," says Elias. "But, I didn't want to fade away, I was gonna give it many more shots, I've worked too hard to let others destroy my dream, you gotta keep moving forward."
- Additionally, Elias is blowing up in South Florida, even being featured in Metro Mix Magazine & The Miami Herald and Arte TV's documentary Miami/Havana. Robert has also been introduced to the Los Angeles market showcasing at The Mint for Paramount Pictures productions and opportunites internationally.
- Currently, Elias is still very hard at work on new solo projects, both in english and spanish. His songwriting efforts have recently garnered the attention of Latin icons Chayanne, Obie Bermudez and Jon Secada. He has recorded background vocals for Marc Anthony and toured with Don Omar. Robert hopes to sign another record deal by the end of the year.
-Melissa Serna, Journalist