Anthony Robustelli is a producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer and author of I Want To Tell You – The Definitive Guide To The Music Of The Beatles Volume 1: 1962/1963. With I Want to Tell You, Robustelli takes the reader on an unparalleled journey behind the scenes of some of the world’s most iconic music by truly the world’s most iconic group, The Beatles. In his in depth, song-by-song analysis, told as only a musician and die-hard fan can, he peels back the layers of The Beatles’ recordings. In doing so, he tells a compelling story of how their music came to be and why it was destined to turn the pop and rock ‘n roll music scene on its ear — not just for the time — but forever.
A noted Beatles expert, Anthony also hosts The Beatles Multi Track Meltdown, a radio show on internet radio station BeatlesARama.com. The weekly show features stripped down, deconstructed mixes of classic Beatles songs highlighting different instruments and vocals in a truly new and eye-opening way. Imagine sitting in the control room at EMI studios and having the opportunity to peel away the layers of a song, discovering new elements that you never knew existed, yet are integral to these iconic songs. The Beatles Multi Track Meltdown is the closest you can get to that experience. Anthony also takes the show on the road for a live show that includes the stripped down mixes together with rare video footage. He is very excited to be bringing the live Multi Track Meltdown to Abbey Road On The River this May.
When not busy with Beatles related activities Anthony, heads his own recording studio, Shady Bear Productions, which has facilities in Brooklyn and The Catskill Mountains. Shady Bear Productions counts a number of high-profile commercial clients among its roster including H & M, Head & Shoulders, 1-800 Flowers and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Known for their “non-jingle jingle,” Shady Bear Productions continues to be in demand for those clients seeking a more edgy tone and feel.
As a musician, Anthony has played and toured with nationally recognized acts including the late, great Bo Diddley, Gloria Gaynor, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Kelly Price, The Jungle Brothers and Brian Jackson. His career highlights include opening for Sir Paul McCartney in front of more than 100,000 fans at the U.K.’s famed Glastonbury Festival. Additionally, Anthony has shared the stage with acts including The Black Eyed Peas, Santana, Wu Tang Clan, Ben Harper, Taj Mahal, Ziggy Marley and Buddy Guy.
Anthony is a prolific writer who has six albums to his credit, Another Fatal Blow, Grown Tired of the Con, Comfort is so Rare, Welcome to… Planet JABR, Brother HijinX and a six-movement straight-ahead jazz suite, entitled Travels of a Lost Soul. His music has been featured in multiple award-winning independent films and documentaries.
Anthony is a graduate of New York University and has a Bachelor’s degree in jazz performance and a Master’s degree in Education. He lives with his wife Sharon and daughter Ella in Brooklyn, NY and the Catskill Mountains.