Robbie ’ professional music career began in 1977. A lifelong, Elvis Presley fan, he was deeply affected by his passing, and began to share his love of Elvis and his music with his peers. His first formal musical performance was in a talent contest at his Junior High School. This performance caught the interest of a local newspaper, which then published a full-page human-interest article on this 14-year-old performing phenomenon. Fueled by his personal desire to keep the musical legacy of Elvis alive, within 18-month, Robbie had gained the attention of booking and management agencies across the western United States. He eventually became the opening act for groups such as The Coasters and The Platters. This period of time found him in the “Silver Triangle” of Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe.
By 1983, Robbie had decided to explore other musical projects. Through the years, Robbie had become a competent lead guitarist and keyboard player. He became a staple in the San Diego Rock and Roll & Top-40 Rock and Roll band circuit. His band, “Scarlet” won Rock Wars 1986 in San Diego, California. He also went on to be in the opening act for groups such as, Night Ranger, Quiet Riot, The Georgia Satellites, The Edgar Winter Group, and the Scorpions. Through the years, Robbie has become not only a master showman, but also an accomplished musician and record producer. Most recently, in August 2011, Robbie had the honor of being the opening for the legendary, Neil Sedaka in Reno, Nevada.