• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

davidroberts

Canadian west coast artist…

Born In Boston and grown up in Toronto, Canada. When he was 19 he got signed by WEA in Canada after they have heard one of his demosongs. The album were set to be recorded in Los Angeles supported by Toto members Steve Lukather, Jeff Porcaro and Mike Porcaro.

In 1982 he released “All Dressed Up”, and it was the only album that he released, and today it is one of the masterpieces in the west coast music world. One of his songs “Anywhere You Run To” has later been covered by Diana Ross.

Around 1994 he prepared new demo recordings of songs to a comeback album, but these were never released. Later in 2003 he began to write music with the Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander and this actually got David Roberts back on the track again, since he was featured on Frédéric Slama’s AOR project album “Dreaming of L.A”.

2008 was the year that brought David Roberts back again as solo artist. With an awesome album titled “Better Late Than Never” and followed up soon after with the album “The Missing Years” it actually took David Roberts 26 years to regain his popularity as west coast artists.

Discography

All Dressed Up

Avenue Of Allies 2011

Tracks: All In The Name Of Love, Too Good to Last, Someone Like You, Boys Of Autumn, She’s Still Mine (That’s My Girl), Wrong Side Of The Tracks, Midnight Rendezvous, Anywhere You Run To, Never Gonna Let You Go & Another World.

Musicians on the All Dressed Up album: David Roberts, Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon, Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, Greg Mathieson, Michael Boddicker, David Foster, Gary Herbig, Paulinho Da Costa, Bill Champlin & Tom Kelly.

The Missing Years

Avenue Of Allies 2011

Tracks: Run Back, Misunderstood, Gone But Not Forgotten, Until Your Heart´s Content, Run Away With Me, Forbidden Fruit, Nothing Matters Tonight, I Love You So Much It Hurts, Higher Power, One Soul, No Ordinary Girl, Cry Me A River Tonight, I Still Believe, Love Waits For No-one & The Sun Will Rise Again.

Musicians on the Missing Years album: David Roberts and others.

Better Late Than Never

Avenue Of Allies 2011

Tracks: Best Thing That I Never Had, Better Late Than Never, Someone Else´s Song, Before I Go, Stay With Me Tonight, Be Gentle With My Heart, Eight Wonder, This Is How I Say Goodbye, If I Woulda´Been There & What I´ve Been Missing.

Musicians on the Better Late Than Never album: David Roberts, Shannon Forest, Larry Paxton, Brent Mason, J.T. Corenflos, Fred Mollin, Pat Coil, Tim Buppert, Mike Baird, Abraham Laboriel Sr., Michael Landau, Greg Mathieson, Luis Conte.

The Missing Years

Vivid Sound 2008

Tracks: Run Back, Misunderstood, Gone But Not Forgotten, Until Your Heart´s Content, Run Away With Me, Forbidden Fruit, Nothing Matters Tonight, I Love You So Much It Hurts, Higher Power, One Soul, No Ordinary Girl, Cry Me A River Tonight & I Still Believe.

Musicians on the Missing Years album: David Roberts and others.

Better Late Than Never

Vivid Sound 2008

Tracks: Best Thing That I Never Had, Better Late Than Never, Someone Else´s Song, Before I Go, Stay With Me Tonight, Be Gentle With My Heart, Eight Wonder, This Is How I Say Goodbye, If I Woulda´Been There & What I´ve Been Missing.

Musicians on the Better Late Than Never album: David Roberts, Shannon Forest, Larry Paxton, Brent Mason, J.T. Corenflos, Fred Mollin, Pat Coil, Tim Buppert, Mike Baird, Abraham Laboriel Sr., Michael Landau, Greg Mathieson, Luis Conte.

All Dressed Up

Elektra Records 1982

Tracks: All In The Name Of Love, Too Good to Last, Someone Like You, Boys Of Autumn, She’s Still Mine (That’s My Girl), Wrong Side Of The Tracks, Midnight Rendezvous, Anywhere You Run To, Never Gonna Let You Go & Another World.

Musicians on the All Dressed Up album: David Roberts, Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon, Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, Greg Mathieson, Michael Boddicker, David Foster, Gary Herbig, Paulinho Da Costa, Bill Champlin & Tom Kelly.

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