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Biography

Born into a family of musicians and artists, it was almost inevitable that Robert Lauri would become involved in the arts in some way. As a young boy he learned to play piano and guitar. Not content with just performing, Robert was soon composing great melodies to accompany his lyrics. Throughout his career, Robert Lauri has always been an original, remaining true to himself and his creative drive, unfettered by the ebb and flow of fads and fashion.

In 1976, a number of top names worked with him on his first album. Published by Dick James Music Elton Johns publisher, produced by Mitchel Hiller and Kay Kaplan, arranged by Robin Miller, this LP was recorded at the Olympic studio in London and distributed in Britain and Italy. Back in France, Robert Lauri signed with WEA Filipachi in 1980. A very fine album came out of his work with B. de Bosson. The lead song, Je jure, marched up the hit parades and soared quickly to number one, where it stayed for several weeks.

Some years ago, Robert Lauri began a mystical phase and created the band ALEF. This was an original concept that consisted of mixing hard-hitting, topical arrangements with texts from the Torah. Success was immediate on the airwaves. Some great performance venues, such as LOlympia, Le Znith, Le Palais des Congrs and others staged their concerts in front of enthusiastic audiences. After winning over audiences in Europe, ALEF conquered Canada and the United States, where their gigs included an appearance on the US Telethon.

The album Liberty has been recorded in Paris and New York. Two capitals whose cultural richness and musical diversity permeate this new album. The Liberty project is the fruit of the artist's collaboration with Franck Lupo in New York and Alain Pype, eminent French sound engineer, Pierre Cherez, an extraordinary guitarist. The authors that have collaborated on this project are Chantal Allon, Claudine Maroussek-Dornhakl and the son of Robert Lauri, Jessy, JNB. They have translated the different moods by their talent and their magic words.

Two compilations of timeless creations about love, emotions and live experience have also been released, Si je meurs par hasard (If per Chance I die) and J'y crois encore (I still believe). Chantal Allon who has written most of the lyrics of the french songs of Robert, has added her writing talent to the songs.

In the album “United Souls”, Robert Lauri offers songs that could be described as new sound. He reveals new musical moods that have a French touch while delivering vibrant classical, pop and rap rhythms.

All songs of the album “New Face” create a special ambiance in a variety of musical genres that span the range from a dreamy and highly imaginative universe, to a universe filled with excitement and emotion. "For the “New Face” album I wanted to embark upon a musical journey into different cultures, where I could mix and match all the different harmonies, picking out the different influences and blending them together into a single song, on a single album, explains Robert Lauri.

A duet has also been released by Diane Marino and Robert Lauri I'm So Afraid : Robert Lauri authored the arrangements. The music is by Robert Lauri and Danielle Bennaim. The lyrics are by Claudine Marousek-Dornhakl. The Marino-Lauri duet is unquestionably successful: Diane's voice complements Robert's beautifully, and the performance by both artists releases a magical harmony.

In the album Western and Country, Robert Lauri takes us into a world where new and current Western and New Age music blend and complement each other in complete harmony. Each track is unique and opens into a trip through different colors and harmonies. Each song, with original arrangements, stirs our emotions and appeals to our imagination. The moods offered in this album are all captivating.

The album "Power in Heaven" offers us a set of spellbinding songs that stir our heart and soul as well as sharpen our sensitivity. The album is characterized by the use of musical instruments from around the world. As a result, the music transports us to distant lands and across different cultures, all within a harmonious and unique blend of ethnic musical styles.

End 2011, a new duet, “Time is Over” by Robert Lauri and Andrea Dreah Pennington is released : an international duet thatAn international duo that brings together the United States and Europe in a synergy of voices and choirs that is based on a jazzy and groovy melody that pays off. The production, music and arrangements are by Robert Lauri. Andrea “Dreah” Pennington is the author of the lyrics inspired by the song. More info on the website http://www.robert-lauri.com/andreadreah- pennington/.

End 2012, Robert Lauri announced the release of the album State of Mind. Robert Lauri takes us into his unique musical world. The new album "State of Mind" uses a pool of internationally talented musicians. Artists like Diane Marino from the US and Mitch Hiller who wrote all the lyrics, from England. The album features three new duets featuring Robert with Diane Marino and lyrics by Mitch Hiller on two of them; In My Mind and "Nothing's how it used to be" and one with Mitch Hiller; "Nothing is on the radio".

In November 2013 Robert Lauri announces the release of his new single, «Rien à faire ». Robert did the music and arrangements. Chantal Allon participated in the creation of the new song by writing the lyrics in perfect harmony with the music. Diane Marino seduces with her flawless piano skills. The exceptional bass playing of Nashville's Frank Marino and the innovative guitar work of Parisienne Pierre Chereze.

In 2015 and 2016 Robert Lauri brings us several new English songs, extract of a new album in production. The songs were presented to the fans on his YouTube channel and Facebook page. A new collaboration with the Londoner Mitch Hiller who wrote the powerful lyrics and the Nashville's artists Frank Marino playing bass and Diane Marino with her exceptional piano skills and guitar work by Pierre Chereze.

In May 2016, a new single « bien sûr » is announced. Chantal Allon translated the musical mood with her magic words filled with sensitivity about life and love.

Robert Lauri continues to create music, taking us through a range of different moods and different styles but all with the special « Lauri » trademark of originality, sensitivity and creativity.

Robert moves from genre to genre easily and seemlessly. He shares with us beauty and inspiration and a view of his musical visions taking us on an atmospheric music journey.






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