B I O G R A P H Y
Multiple Award Winner Robyn Spangler has wowed audiences around the world performing concert and convention dates, benefits, private events and clubs.
Robyn grew up in a musical family in the midwest. Her great grandfather was a clown and musician with the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Her grandfather played in the military band. After the service he played throughout the Ohio River Valley. Her mother played piano and sang in the band. As a child, Robyn took piano lessons from former Steve Miller Band member Jim Peterman. She went on to play keyboards and sing with her first cover band at 17 and that was the beginning of her professional career.
Quickly falling in with the studio musicians in the Cincinnati area she would find herself in a recording studio on a Saturday nite while her friends recorded radio jingles and demos on a 16 track analog board. She would record harmonies on local radio spots. Sometimes bands would wonder in to hang out or record... like former Pure Prairie League members Tommy McGrail, Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris (who was the opening act for PPL).
More recently, she has guested with the San Diego Ballet Symphony at the Lyceum Theatre in San Diego, the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute Symphony Symphony in Laguna Beach, the with New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in New York and Royce Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles. In 2017, she sang "The Star Spangled Banner" at her hometown Cincinnati Reds Game. She also enjoys playing the club circuit across the US and internationally.
Robyn's CD "Something Cool: The Billy Barnes Sessions" was named one of the best of 2017 by All About Jazz and won an EDDON Award. She has recorded three additional albums with o.p. records. "On A Liquid Afternoon”, "Why I Love Linda Ronstadt" and "Christmas Is" which also won an EDDON Award, as well as two singles "Consider Reconsidering Me" written by platinum-selling songwriter Kevin Fisher and her self-penned single "Second Wind" which spent two weeks at #1 on ReverbNation.
Robyn's music receives ranking on the jazz charts, has received airplay on Delta Airlines' Hello Music Channel and on radio stations across the US.
"Spangler's CD named one of the best of 2017.” - All About Jazz
Photo credit: Jonny Marlow