Robert Wells – Nut Rocker

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Fun sound from a Swedish guy performing in China – very upbeat

Robert Wells is a Swedish composer, pianist, and singer who debuted as a recording artist in the late ’80s and is best known for his long-running musical production Rhapsody in Rock. Born April 7, 1962, in Stockholm, Sweden, he studied at the Royal Swedish Music Academy, beginning his education there at the young age of 11. As a recording artist, he made his commercial debut in 1987 with the single “Upp På Berget” and the eponymous album Robert Wells, both of which were Top 20 hits on the Swedish charts. A couple years later, after the fairly unsuccessful second album The Way I Feel (1988), Wells released Rhapsody in Rock (1989), a musical production that mixed classical with rock & roll and boogie-woogie. The album was a modest hit at the time of its release, reaching the Top 30, and spawned a couple sequels: Rhapsody in Rock II (1990) and Rhapsody in Rock III (1993). Following a collaborative album with Charlie Norman, Norman and Wells (1996), Wells released Rhapsody in Rock: Complete (1998), a new version of his signature musical production. It was a smash hit this time, reaching number six on the albums chart, and spawned a bunch of follow-up albums: Rhapsody in Rock: World Wide Wells (2000), Rhapsody in Rock: Completely Live (2001), Rhapsody in Rock: The Complete Collection (2003), Rhapsody in Rock: Anniversary (2004), and The Best of Rhapsody 1998-2008 (2008), most of which were Top Ten hits. In 2009 Wells scored the biggest hit single of his career to date, the chart-topping smash “Handful of Keys.”

Artist Biography by Jason Birchmeier

About the Author

Bill West
The founder and director of several art and sculpture related marketing companies along with their companion websites. Bill West is all about Art, Sculpture. Music, Architecture, Technology and items that move like cars and all motion related cool - all things Spatial. Bill West first became involved in the visual communications industry in 1972. Starting with a Craft store, then moving into commercial and fine arts store and both wholesale and retail as well as publishing our own 300 page catalog. That morphed in as gallery and large custom picture frame operation. Soon after that we ventured into drafting and engineering supply company and large scale photo reprographics services operation with complete large format color lab! Next came a Computer graphics systems integration company. Selling both cad/cam systems and micro-computer design cad systems which integrated AutoCad and 3D visualization programs to the PC. Always a forward thinker, Bill can spot market changes in the making and is good at positioning companies to benefit from that eventuality. A good example of this seeming clairvoyance is the way he jumped on the internet in 1993. By 1995 he had created a respected internet marketing business catering to the visual arts community.

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