ROBERT POYTON HAMMOND ORGAN KEYBOARDS SONG WRITING AND PRODUCTION

Robert was born in East London in the early 60s into a musical family.  He began piano lessons at a young age, later becoming interested in boogie-woogie  and blues piano.


At 16 he began song-writing and shortly after joined his first band, The Academic Hamiltons,  who played widely on the London New Wave circuit. In the mid-80s he joined The Surfadelics, a band popular on the London garage scene, centred on the Hammersmith Clarendon.

Since then Robert has been involved in writing, recording, playing and producing. Over the past few years he has played with outfits as diverse as The Texas Chainsaw Orchestra, Bad Manners, 1- Stop Experience,
24 Carat Purple, 13 Candles, The Rocksteady Allstars, King Hammond, The Doors Experience and The Long John Killer Blues Collective. He is the in-house session keyboardist for Diablo Records and has worked extensively with Jenny Matthias (Belle Stars). His own projects and bands include The Von Nitros, Innsmouth Gold, Wardrobe Records and The Phobias.

During that time he has met and worked with people such as Don Airey, Nick Simper (Deep Purple), Brian Auger, and played venues such as the Marquee, The Small Faces Convention, The Harley Davidson Convention and the Ostroda Reggae Festival in Poland

While he is fluent in many types of music, Robert’s first love is always the classic sound of the Hammond organ. His strongest influences remain the classic organ players, wether the jazz style of Jimmy Smith, the classic rock of sound Jon Lord, or the bluesy-psychedelia of Ray Manzarek.

Now based in North Beds, as well as being a musician he is also a martial arts Instructor and published author.


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