Robert Hart


Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano.


Started 1st group in Junior High School. Group ranged from 4 pieces to 14 pieces.
Continued group through High School. Signed recording contract with Atco Atlantic 1968. Released singles 1968/ 1969- West Coast top 10 hits.

Hired Johnny Lee Schell as guitarist for my group- we worked together for about four years.

Johnny Lee Shell, best known for his recording & touring with Bonnie Raitt, Johnny is currently a composer for the hit sitcom "According to Jim". He has worked with John Fogerty, Delbert McClinton, BB King, Taj Mahal, Joe
Cocker, Lyle Lovett, John Lee Hooker, and John Prine.

Worked as a studio musician for Norva Jack Studios (Norman Petty)in Clovis, NM and New York. Norman Petty discovered and owned all publishing rights to Buddy Holly- also Fireballs,
Trini Lopez, etc.

Hired 1970 by National Record-Group "Fireballs".Billboard hits include-Tequila, Torquay, Bulldog,Bottle of Wine, Sugar Shack (song of the year)just to list a few.
Toured USA/ Canada extensively
playing concert dates for hits. Also worked show rooms in Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, Hawaii.

Staff musician for studios in Los Angeles, Dallas, St. Louis, Muscle Shoals, Memphis.

Later 1970/ 1980- owned 5 piece show group- worked show rooms for Hilton Hotels throughout USA. Territory included New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, California, Nevada,
Utah, Washington.

Worked with weekend groups last many years- Blues, Funk, R&B, Copy Tunes, etc.

Worked for about two years with "Dina & the Playboys"- a Raleigh based Blues group- featuring Alan Heckle on guitar.

Screen name:
Robert Hart
Member since:
Jul 07 2008
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Otis Redding, Jame Brown, Sly & Family Stone, Cream, Doors, Beatles, Stones,Chicago, Blood
Sweat & Tears, BB King, and on and on...

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:
Background Singer:


1960 set Ludwigs- natural mahogany finish/ teak insides.
Last year Ludwig used teak for shells of drums. Tenor toms/ floor toms/ lots of cymbals/ bells/ chimes.