benjamin r

benjamin r

BandFolkAcoustic

1)Power Pop 2)Instrumentals for tv and film

Biography

Benjamin r (aka Robert Selvaggio) is a singer/ songwriter originally from Tallahassee, Florida. He has spent a large part of his life with an equal fascination for both creating and recording music.

After spending most of the 90’s either playing in bands or doing solo/acoustic gigs in and around the southeast, Robert finally decided to take the plunge and purchase his own recording equipment in order to record/produce the band he was in at the time. “I knew a little about how it all worked so I wasn’t flying totally blind at that point. I eventually got a loan and just went for it. It was a great experience. I think the record only sold 300 copies, but it did get a lot of attention for how it sounded.” As a result, calls started coming in asking if Robert was available to record other local bands around town. One thing led to another and after Robert produced a few demos that got national attention, he found himself working full time for some pretty big names. “I moved to LA in 2000 and found myself getting busier and busier with less time to record my own music. I’m not complaining. It was an experience I feel privileged to have had. One that I think has helped me tremendously in every aspect.”

Through all the craziness and countless hours in the studio, Robert never stopped writing his own songs. Finally in 2007, he made the decision to leave the comfort of the major label studio gigs and focus on producing his own record. He started going back through the many songs he had written over the years and chose 11 that he thought worked well together . Along the way, Robert was hired to write and record the music for a short film. While doing this he also wrote and recorded a song for the end credits and decided that this would be a perfect cap for his record. This song, titled “The Hunger” would become the bonus track on the cd.

After a few setbacks, including a broken wrist, which put things on hold for much of 2008, Robert has finally finished and released his first solo record under the name Benjamin r.


Lyrics

Quit

Written By: Benjamin R

I've blown all the ashes, away
There's nothing but calm now
There's nothing to say
Hanging the wires too close to the sun
What are we doing here?
What are we doing here?

I never thought we'd end up like this
With everything that use to fit
All I want to do is quit... quit
But I can't do it

I'm taking a deep breath
I'm turning around
I'm pulling a chair out
I'm sitting down
Step over the anger
Step over the pain
What am i doing here?
What am I doing here?

I never thought we'd end up like this
With everything that use to fit
All I want to do is quit... quit
But I can't do it

I'm always tired
I've had just about all I can take
Are we having fun yet?
Who's turn is it anyway?

I never thought we'd end up like this
With everything that use to fit
All I want to do is quit... quit
But I can't do it

Discography

"the other side of nowhere"
release date June 09

Set List

TBA