|The Roberts Brothers
best known as saxophonist for Rod Stewart, was born in Suffolk,
Virginia, where he studied music under the direction of Frank Carballo.
Later he lived in Canada for a few years of touring and recording. After
moving to Los Angeles, Jimmy got introduced to the LA music scene by his
old friend Smitty. Soon he found himself in the L.A. studio clique as
one of the most sought after session players.
Roberts is a classically trained
musician, producer and songwriter who has recorded several highly
acclaimed albums of his own material. While living in Europe he was well
known as a session guitar player as well as a producer/songwriter with a
track record of over 25 albums and 70 singles for numerous major and
independent record labels. After relocating to Los Angeles, Peter set up
his own recording studio and began writing and recording in
collaboration with other writers and artists.
Roberts ran into Jimmy
Roberts for the first time during a recording session in
Paris. They became friends and ended up talking about doing a project
As the years went by, Jimmy was recording and touring with such artists
as SADE, ROD STEWART, BONNIE RAITT, ETTA JAMES, GREG ALLMAN, while Peter
produced and wrote for GEORGE BENSON, SURVIVOR, IRENA CARA, VESTA
WILLIAMS, FALCO, LISA FRAZIER, VANN JOHNSON and others. He was also
writing and producing music for various TV-Shows (Guiding Light, Another
World, Malibu Shores) and several Feature Films (How To Be A Player,
Pure Danger, I Think I Do, Sinful Intrigue).
In summer of 1998 the time seemed right to finally begin their project.
After they started to write and record on a regular basis in Peters
BLUE DANUBE Studio. Since they got along so unusually well ("we
just felt like brothers"), the next logical step was to pick the
only name for their project that felt right: THE ROBERTS BROS.
Titled "Sugar and Spice" the first "THE ROBERTS
BROS." album is a sultry, sexy Smooth Jazz / Adult Contemporary
offering which combines the awesome saxophone talents of Jimmy Roberts
with extraordinary guitarist Peter Roberts.
The CD will be released on BDM Records this spring.