Robert Lorayne was born and raised in Greenwich Village – Manhattan – New York City. At the ripe age of sixteen he formed a high school band, K.A.D.(otherwise known as King Arthur’s Descendants) with founding members David Bard on bass and vocals; Chris Adams on drums; and Robert on guitar and lead vocals. Sadly their hit songs, “Kissing You,” “Highways and Cookies,” “Poodle With Dead-leg,” and “My Little Yellow Toyota” have been lost to history.
In 1986, when Robert entered college, he created a new band, Unh-Unh. Although the collaboration was short-lived, it inspired Robert to continue creating music – winning an Honorable Mention in the Billboard Song Contests in 1989 for his song, “The Blood Drenched Sun.”
From 1989 to 1992 he opened his first small demo recording studio. It was during this time, that he had another band, which included Don Martin, who was also a member of K.A.D. This new band played clubs in NYC and recorded songs such as, “Maybe,” “I Was There,” “Wanna Be,” “Eastern Airlines,” and “I’m Incensed.”
Then in 1993 Robert had a particularly ingenious idea to bring short-run cd’s to the public with larger run levels of professionalism. He opened R.L. Soundlabs – a c.d. and dvd manufacturing, audio-mastering, graphic-design, and packaging business in the heart of NYC on W35th street – that lasted for over 20 years. With Robert’s keen sense of musicality and professionalism, he was hired to master albums for every major label and many famous artists.
In 2006 Robert met his now wife, Elizabeth, who inspired him to get back to creating his own music instead of only producing music for other artists. This lead to the 2007 album, Everyday. Even though he produced this album in his one-bedroom apartment in NYC, the title track, “Everyday,” won another Honorable Mention in the Billboard Song Contest.
Over the next ten years, Robert and Elizabeth built a life together that included moving from NYC, to the Hamptons, where they welcomed their daughter, Vivi, in 2012. However, it was in 2014 that everything changed for Robert - his mother, Renee Lorayne passed away and he and his young family moved to Newburyport, Massachusetts, where they still reside.
His newest album, Out of Nowhere, is a culmination of not just his experiences over those ten years, but of his 30+ years in the music industry. There is nothing "out of nowhere" about this album - each of these songs touches on so much of our shared experiences - it shows the true breadth of Robert's growth as a person and as a musical artist.