The Robber Who Robbed the Town
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The Robber Who Robbed the Town


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The Robber EP
Soundtrack to the film "Underwater"
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The Robber Who Robbed The Town (a.k.a. The Robber) are a most unique and captivating recording and live act. It was a dirty November night in Toronto, when five musicians met for the first time. They assembled in a small basement studio as hired musicians to record "funky jams." Their first indie release, "Underwater" is an amalgamation of the highlights from those sessions. Canadian indie heroes NO RECORDS reformatted and re-released underwater as the bands self titled label debut in 1999. That was followed up by a cross Canada tour in 2000 that brought THE ROBBER from the Marquee in Halifax, to the Backstage Lounge in Vancouver, turning heads all along the way.

2001 was a great year for THE ROBBER, with countless shows, a growing fan base, and the release of the limited print "The Thief E.P.". This snappy, six-song endeavor won the praise of many respectables, including Noah Shilkin, international guru of pop. He put his best production foot forward with THE ROBBER in the summer of 2002 with a recording at Umbrella Sound in Toronto. This resulted in THE ROBBER signing to his label BRUMBY MUSIC. Ears to the ground kids, ears to the ground.

Ian Caruso the lead singer, bassist and principal songwriter together with two female and two male "partners in crime" has created a sound and industry presence that has been described as The Smashing Pumpkins meets Fleetwood Mac. The Soundtrack to the Motion Picture "Underwater" was The Robber's first release (1996) and the featured single, "Big Fat Head" got extensive college radio play and was a medium rotation video on MuchMusic East. A full-length album is currently in production and The Robber continue to play to sell-out crowds.