Not many people have the privilege of saying they were discovered by iconic diva Patti LaBelle. But singer/songwriter Robert Gee can boast of his membership in this elite group, in addition to many other accolades throughout his music career. He cut his teeth working with legends like Luther Vandross, Vesta, Teena Marie, Kashif and The Emotions. And after releasing his debut All My Love in 2008, the Philly native went on to win the 2010 award for Black Music Association’s Best Male Vocalist. On top of an accomplished musical theater résumé, he’s spent the last few years touring with one of UK’s finest R&B groups Loose Ends (featuring Jane Eugene), moving from background singer to lead male vocalist. But now he’s ready to revive his solo career with the release of Robert Gee – The EP.
Heavily influenced by late ’80s/early ’90s R&B, the soulful album features six new tracks, plus a dance-ready Qubonix remix for lead single “All I Ever Wanted.” The original song, a smooth ballad with classic R&B style, also provides fans with the project’s first visuals. Set against a backdrop of a casual gathering with friends (including Ms. Eugene), we see the story unfold as Robert plays a grown and sexy version of “Mr. Steal Your Girl” and tries to convince the woman of his dreams that he’s the one for her.
Watch it all unfold below and then pre-order Robert Gee – The EP through iTunes with an instant download of “All I Ever Wanted.” In celebration of the release, Robert will serve as opening act for Loose Ends featuring Jane Eugene during their East Coast tour. The tour begins tonight in NYC at B.B. Kings, followed by stops in D.C. (Nov. 11th at Howard Theatre) and Chicago (Nov. 13th at City Winery). Visit Robert Gee’s website for ticket info and updates.