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Robbie Gennet is a piano player, a songwriter, and an entertainer, amongst other things.[which?]
Gennet has published music that is difficult to categorize. He has released 7 CDs and 6 cassettes but a majority of his song catalog has yet to go on record. He has gone on tour with several well-known bands, such as Saigon Kick, Seven Mary Three, Everclear, and was the front man for The Robbie Gennet Band.
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Robbie Gennet began his professional musical career playing keys, guitar, and backup vocals as he toured with Saigon Kick from 1992 to 1993. Eventually he established his own 'groovyacidboogiepop' band, The Robbie Gennet Band. Active from 1994 to 1996, the Robbie Gennet Band toured mainly the southeast USA. Robbie Gennet (keyboard, vocals), Groovey (guitar), Eric Larriviere (drums), Dave Garbarino (bass), and Lesley Daunt (guitar, vocals) consisted of the band's original members. In 1995, Dave Garbarino amicably departed from the band, and Debbie Duke (bass) continued on in his stead. The band put out a critically acclaimed EP "Harum Scarum" in 1995, after which Acoustic guitarist singer Lesley Daunt left. Than after three years of musical exploration the band parted ways in 1996. The posthumous full-length album "The Dream" was released in 1997. Robbie Gennet formed the band Rudy in 1995 with best friend Howard Goldberg as a side project. Rudy released two studio albums "Booty" (1998) and "Sexy" (2000) plus a double live album "Live at Skydive Sebastian" in 2001. Gennet moved to New York City and lived with his sister Abby Gennet for the first half of 1997, then toured with Seven Mary Three, as their keyboardist, guitarist, and backup vocalist in 1997 and 1998. After that, Gennet lived in South Florida until relocating in the spring of 2001 to Los Angeles, CA where he resides today.
In 2001, Robbie Gennet toured nationwide with Everclear as keyboardist, rhythm guitarist, and backup vocalist. Robbie formed his band Rabbithead in 2002; the band last played in January 2006. For the rest of 2006, Gennet toured internationally as acoustic guitarist and harmony vocalist for recording artist Nick Lachey, touring the US, Canada and Scandinavia.
Robbie Gennet has been a contributing writer for Keyboard Magazine since 1998 and has several music instructional books and DVD's out. He has also been a writer for the popular political website Huffington Post since 2006.
- Harum Scarum- The Robbie Gennet Band (1995)
- The Dream- The Robbie Gennet Band (1997)
- Booty- Rudy (1998)
- Pianarchy- Robbie Gennet (1999)
- Sexy- Rudy (2000)
- Live at Skydive Sebastian- Rudy (2001)
- Because You Need to Rock- Rabbithead (2002)
- Swimming in the Fire (EP)- Robbie Gennet (2005)
- Shadowboy (EP)- Robbie Gennet (2006)
- Best of the Cassettes- Robbie Gennet (2006)
- She's In Love (single)- Rudy (2009)
- Someday After All (Single)- Robbie Gennet (2009)
- Green Tea & Blueberry Pie - robbien Gennet (2015)
- Gennet has played or recorded with Keaton Simons, Will Dailey, Fishbone, Wayne Kramer, Sextus, Marc Ford, Calton Coffee, X-Levitation Cult and dada. Robbie can also be seen performing as hip-hop superstar M.C. G-Nutz. G-Nutz last[when?] performed at Cabo Freak Fest 2009 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
- Gennet was on tour (and TV) in 2006 playing rhythm guitar and singing with Nick Lachey in support of Lachey's album What's Left of Me. While on tour he has been on Good Morning America, Regis & Kelly, CBS Early Show, TRL, The Tonight Show, Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, and the Today Show.
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