Robert McCarther is a singer/songwriter whose smooth vocals and ability to “swing” is bound to set anybody’s stage on fire. A native of Detroit, Robert has performed in clubs and private venues throughout Michigan, Florida, Louisiana, Canada and Illinois. This man is no newcomer to the stage. His credits include leading roles in Ron Milner’s off Broadway acapella musical, “Seasons Reasons”, Dee Dee McNeil’s 1999 musical play “After Hours: Great Music”, a jazz play, also written by Dee Dee McNeil, and directed by Edward G Smith. “Swinging with the Spirits”, (a tribute to the historic jazz voice of Ed Love) and the 2003 Odellic group production, “Trouble In Paradise Valley”.
Robert’s father, Louis Barnett was a popular saxophonist. For a time, Robert toured as lead vocalist with his father’s sextet throughout Michigan and in Canada. He was also part of the well-respected vocalese group, “The Broadnax Voices”, who sang much of the original music of founder/songwriter Morris Broadnax.
Robert is an active member of his church, choir and praise team and a harmonic studio background vocalist. He has worked with Sonny Stitt and has been a featured vocalist with such greats as Marcus Belgrave, Ken Cox, Teddy Harris, Dwight Adams, Donald Walden, Buddy Budson, Marion Hayden, Dick Sisto, Kamau Kenyetta and a host of other well-known musicians. He also performs as a solo act vocalizing in many Michigan clubs. In August 2018, Robert was the featured vocalist at a Jazz festival honoring Lionel Hampton in Louisville, Kentucky and was also featured on the 2019 40th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival.

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