Robert Lorayne was born and raised in Greenwich Village – Manhattan – New York City. At sixteen he started his first band, which eventually led him to play clubs around New York City throughout the 80’s and 90’s. In 1989 he won an Honorable Mention in the Billboard Song Contests for his song, “The Blood Drenched Sun.”
From 1989 to 1992 he opened his first small demo recording studio out of his parent’s house. Then in 1993 Robert expanded this business by bringing short-run cd’s to the public with larger run levels of professionalism. This started 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 led to the 2007 album, Everyday. Even though he produced this album in his one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan, 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 Manhattan 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.
In 2017 he released Out of Nowhere, which ultimately led to a collaboration with Joe Holaday, of The Fools and BeetleJuice. Since then, they have released two albums, TV and My Friend Chinese Food and Wrong Place Wrong Time. They continue to work on new albums.