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Robert Greenidge

Robert Greenidge - Starlift, Desperadoes, D'Radoes, Pan Knights, Moods Pan Groove (NY)
Panorama Championships
Trinidad & Tobago - 1991, 1994

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Robert Greenidge was born in Trinidad, West Indies on 28 April 1950.

He has been playing the steel drums since he was 8 years old. With an artistic ear for playing various types of compositions, he was recruited at the age of 15 by Trinidad’s leading steel orchestra “Desperadoes,” nine-time Panorama winners.

In 1970 Robert was chosen to represent Trinidad and Tobago, both as a soloist and a member of the Trinidad National Steel Orchestra.

In 1971 Greenidge moved to New York City, and soon after to Los Angeles where he mastered the art of composing and arranging at the Third Street Musical Conservatory.

His recording contracts began to mount in 1975 with various artists such as, Maurice White, Earth Wind and Fire, Harry Neilson, RCA, and John Lennon and Ringo Star of the Beatles - just to name a few.

Ever since the Trinidad Carnival of 1979, he has returned to Trinidad every year to play.

Prior to 1985 Robert had the opportunity to record an album with Jimmy Buffett. He began touring shortly after to promote the album and ever since then he's been performing and recording with the Jimmy Buffett and the “Coral Reefers Band.”

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