Robyn Springer

Robyn Springer

 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
BandRockCover Band

Robyn Springer’s voice-a melodic first alto-is like the heartbeat of Charlotte: never rushed and strumming to its own soothing rhythm. Springer, a native New Yorker, has lived in Charlotte since 2003 and performs regularly as a cover artist at The Ritz-Carlton in Uptown. A graduate of Manhattan’s famed High School of Performing Arts, she began her professional career singing jingles for commercials and doing background vocals for singers. At different points Springer was signed to Atlantic and V

Biography

Robyn Springer is a professional vocalist whose richly diverse musical background includes a debut R&B solo album (Makin' Moves, Virgin Records/Cardiac); featured vocal performances on albums by such artists as contemporary jazz saxophonist Najee to Fugees' alternative/rapper John Forte; and various live tours from London to Greece, where she appeared with such legends as George Benson, Herbie Hancock, and Kirk Whalem. A native of New York City, Springer has also recorded on such labels as Atlantic, Transparent and Verve/Forecast . Springer, a first-alto, boasts a versatile and sultry style known to transport audiences from church pews to Delta juke joints to downtown jazz cafes.

BORN TO SING

After hearing a 3-year-old Springer sing, her grandmother taught the toddler a song to perform at church in front of the congregation. “I’ve been singing ever since,” Springer says.

OLD SOUL

Although Springer loves music, she says that rap isn’t her thing . “I grew up on Anita Baker, Luther Vandross, and Stephanie Mills,” she says. “There was a large transition into hip-hop, and that’s when R&B started to die out. But it didn’t die in me.”

THE ROOTS

Although she has crooned her own compositions in the past, she says fans like to hear selections from familiar artists, especially since many of the greats, like Phyllis Hyman, are gone. “I like to dig into that bag of what made me feel good and what made me want to sing,” she says. “I try to bring back the music that we love so much.”

NEW-SCHOOL NOTES

She encourages aspiring singers to look at the music industry in a different light. “You can still be a part of the business and be fulfi lled,” she says. “Of course, our aspirations are to be giant superstar pop artists. That doesn’t mean your gift can’t fi ll people’s souls and inspire them.”

A SONG FOR YOU

She’s currently working on an album of classics that has something for everyone. There will be tunes from The Jacksons, Bette Midler, and maybe even Joni Mitchell. The best part of [my career] is being able to sing what I want,” she says. “It’s very hard for artists. Most of the time they aren’t given that freedom.”

R&B, Motown, Oldies, & Beach
Jazz, Swing, & Big Band

Private Parties
Special Events
Corporate Events
Weddings

Discography

Makin Moves Cardiac Records 1992
Forever and Ever Cardiac Records 1992
Robyn Springer & Greg Cagle- The Acoustic Project 2011

Set List

*Inner City Blues F
*Inseperable Ab
Is It A Crime
*Is It The Way
I Try
It's Too Late Am
*I Wanna Be Where You Are G
*Just The Two Of Us D
Just You & Me
Keep Looking
*Killing Me Softly G
Kind & Generous
*Kiss Of Life A
*Knockin' On Heaven's Door E
Knocks Me Off My Feet
Landslide
Lean On Me
Leather & Lace (duet)
*Let It Be C
*Let's Stay Together F
*L-O-V-E G
*Lovely Day Bb
*Love Need & Want You A
Long Train Runnin
Loverman
*Man In The Mirror G
Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On
Mercy Mercy Me
Midnight At The Oasis
Minute By Minute
*Moon Dance Am
*My Cherie Amore B
*My Funny Valentine C
*Nothing Can Come Between Us Fm
Never Too Much
Never Be The Same
New York State Of Mind
Nick Of Time
On & On
Ooh Baby Baby
O-o-h Child
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Outstanding
Paper Moon
Paradise
*People Get Ready Db
*People Make The World Go Round Em
Poetry Man
Popsicle Toes
*Rapture D
*Ribbon In The Sky C#
Rio de Janeiro Blue
*Route 66 F
Say A Little Praye