Robert Alfieri is a singer, songwriter and charismatic performer from the Niagara Region and has been playing and composing songs since he was 8 years old. His love for music comes through in his heartfelt lyrics, energetic on-stage presence and mega-watt smile.
Robert’s authenticity, quiet confidence and witty sense of humour are portrayed in his original music. Catchy, optimistic and well written, Robert’s song lyrics focus on themes such as love, loss, growing up and a variety of life experiences. His crooner-style ballads are perfectly matched with his easy demeanor, and his upbeat songs are comprised of breezy melodies that are reminiscent of warm summer days.
He is at his best when he is performing live. Robert has an old soul and an easy chemistry with his audience, which shows as he captivates and engages his listeners, all while his performances seem effortless.
Robert recorded his first single titled “One Step at a Time” which was written along side his piano teacher Jennifer Walter and produced by Jordan Setacci when he was just 11 years old. Since that time, Robert has recorded several original songs, created multiple music videos, and can be seen performing live at local venues, festivals and events across the Niagara Region and throughout Ontario.
Robert’s reputation as a singer and performer is building momentum. His fan base is growing quickly and his is gaining the respect of his peers and critics alike. His original music can be found on all music outlets and on his social media platforms.
Robert is influenced by a variety of music genres, but his preferences are pop and R&B. Robert has also learned dance (hip hop, tap, ballet and jazz). “I feel that stage presence is an important aspect for my career and dance will help me in the long run,” says Robert.
Music has been in Robert's family for generations, however he is the first to pursue a career in music. When Robert was a child, one of the first bands his parents introduced him to was Led Zeppelin.
But that's not the only way Robert's family has helped him find his sound. He has fond memories of Alfieri family reunions with a stage set up in the backyard and everyone gathering around and playing music – from the fiddle to the accordion –some would perform while others danced. At these reunions, Robert first experienced the feeling of performing on stage for an audience. Since then, his goal has been to do that for the rest of his life.
At nine years old, Robert quit playing sports and picked up the guitar. He had long thought he would be a rock artist like Led Zeppelin. As time progressed, Robert realized he had more of a sultry, smooth voice, like Frank Sinatra or Michael Buble. After this realization, he started taking his voice and songwriting more seriously.
Today, Robert focuses on developing his voice as he pushes himself to improve and expand his boundaries by experimenting with different sounds and ideas, both with voice and instrumentally. Robert admits his most significant realization is that music is a powerful way to express emotion and the best way for him to connect and convey his genuine emotions to others. He looks forward to sharing his with the world as he expands to progressively larger stages.