Robert Berry is one of the most well known musical talents of the San Francisco area. He has been performing for years in venues ranging from the tiniest clubs to the largest stadiums. His fans have followed him through diverse circumstances starting with Hush, a super group comprised of some of the best Bay Area musicians in the 70’s, to his front-man role with “3”, a band put together by the legendary Keith Emerson, together with Carl Palmer in the mid 80’s.
Robert has also been involved with another 80’s super group GTR. Together with former YES guitarist Steve Howe (taking the place of none other than ex Genesis Steve Hackett) he wrote and recorded several tracks which sadly have never been officially released by the band which split before the recording of the second album.
During the 90’s Berry kept busy composing, arranging, and performing either as a solo artist (he has released 3 solo albums, with “Pilgrimage to a Point” particularly being considered as a true Melodic Prog masterpiece of its era) or as a producer-session player. He also toured for years with the band Ambrosia, where he took the place of another Rock giant, David Pack.
In 2008 his band Alliance (together with members of Boston, Sammy Hagar and Night Ranger) released their critically acclaimed 3rd album, “Road To Heaven”. An award winning producer and multi-instrumentalist, Robert Berry has always displayed an uncanny knack for great melodies and exquisite playing either in the classic Progressive Rock style or in a more Melodic Rock oriented musical environment.
“The Dividing Line” is Robert Berry’s newest solo effort. Recorded at Soundtek Studios during the year 2008, the album stylistically leans towards timeless Melodic Rock, similar to what Robert has been playing and composing for “3” and GTR during the 80’s. The song themes deal with life, love and human relationships and show the most personal side of Robert Berry’s artistry and vision. All in all an exciting and revealing release which should not be missed by any serious Rock fan.
Thanks to Jee