A classically trained trumpet player, composer and producer, Robert Burbidge is one of those rare talents that blurs the lines between classical and contemporary music.

Having trained as a professional trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn and piano player from the age of seven, Robert made his way into several orchestras and bands including the National Children’s Wind Orchestra.

With classical music in his blood thanks to his parent’s upbringing, he then broadened his musical scope, turning first to jazz, and brass bands and then dance music as a teenager.

Working under the name Rubberlips, Robert became a hit on the dance music scene, working alongside Grammy-award winner Louie Vega, Utah Saints, Damo Suzuki (CAN), Groove Armada’s Tom Finlay and Ashley Beedle, while performing at prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Dublin Castle in London, Trades Club and Beatherder festival.

Robert has now moved on from his Rubberlips alias and launched a solo career as an independent composer, producer and music maker. As well as working on solo projects for a variety of highly-respected labels, he’s also collaborated with a wide range of diverse names including Gregory Thomas (Funkadelic), Robin Lee (Faze Action) and Kevin G Davy (Cymande). And working alongside long-time collaborator Steve Gligorovic and singer/songwriter Winter, he’s released several stunning singles with an upcoming album and range of merchandise to come in 2024.

His work has had repeated global airplay, including on the UK’s BBC Radio 1, Soho Radio, on cult LA station KCRW and via the award-winning Lopsided World of L show.

Equally at home producing with a live band or using cutting-edge software, he’s perfectly positioned once again to blur the boundaries between music genres. And as ever, Robert’s unique sound resonates with depth, texture and that all-important groove that blurs the lines between classical and contemporary music.

To discuss booking Robert for your future studio-based music projects, soundtracks, remixing or collaborations please email mgmt@robertburbidge.co.uk

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