Robbie McVean is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter,
who in 1997 was duly elected as Full Writer Member of
The Australasian Performing Right Association, (A.P.R.A).
As a child, he performed lead roles in plays and musicals, and later became a guitarist and lead vocalist supporting some of Australia’s most popular acts and international bands, including The Looney Tunes while still in High School, and later with the rhythm section of globally-acclaimed Australian band, Redgum.
Robbie is currently performing his own songs as and a wide range of original retro classic hits as a soloist, holding down long-term residencies across Melbourne and seasons at other prominent venues including the iconic Portsea Hotel, Mount Hotham Ski Resort's Swindlers, Herbies Bar and Grill, Zirkys and The Snowbird Inn.
Robbie has also toured and performed in Sydney, Brisbane, on the Sunshine Coast and in Far North Queensland, at top venues including Conrad Jupiters Casino, Tree Tops, Ramada, Mirage Resorts, Café Le Monde and Lagoona Bay at The Sheraton in Noosa.
Performing a wide range of original songs, classic hits and acoustic covers, Robbie is also working on the ongoing promotion of his three CDs and latest EP, “Fooling With The Rain”, with disc sales soaring into the thousands.
In 2017 and 2018, Robbie found a niche for his original music in Los Angeles, including performing at The Art’s Distict Co-Op, Shreebs and various venues in the neighboring areas then later made a debut appearance at The Republic of Pie, North Hollywood CA.
In 2019, Robbie had the honour of performing in the backing choir for, “Melanie”, famous for songs such as, 'Look What They Done To My Song Ma, Brand New Key, Ruby Tuesday and Candles In The Rain', for the closing ceremony of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, at the Port Fairy Music Festival.
Robbie’s songs range from environmental and global issues to the recognition of art and beauty. He believes that all cultures have largely come to the same spiritual conclusion, and that this, along with a respect for human rights, holds the key to world peace.