An energetic performer and skilled songwriter, Robby's passionate and real vibe is inspiring and infectious. His lyrics are smart and moving and his songs are truly memorable. He speaks of life, love, and everything in between.
Born in East Chicago, IN, this Chicago singer has performed at the White House, throughout the Caribbean, Rome, China, Tahiti and for NATO troops on USO tours around the world. He has opened up for and shared the stage with many famous performers including The Goo Goo Dolls, The Four Tops, Jay Leno, Michael Glabicki (Rusted Root), Art Alexakis (Everclear), Stormy Weather, Survivor, ELO, Tierra, The Little River Band and Chicago legends Jerry Butler and Gene Chandler. He was selected by Midwest Beat Magazine’s readers as favorite male vocalist and his Voiceprints CD was chosen by NWI.com as the number one Chicagoland Independent CD.
Voiceprints has continued to bring forth critical and public acclaim around the globe. It was one of CD Baby's top 10 sellers and was selected to their top 5 editor's picks. The CD is a journey through different styles from Soul to Rock to Latin to R&B and is rounded out with a small serving of jazz. Music runs in the family. Robby's father, Robert "Cuate" Celestin, was a member of the Atlantic soul group the Enchanters and performed with many Motown acts including The Jackson 5.
Robby honed his impromptu style of performing while working as an on air talent on Danny Bonaduce's radio show on the Loop FM. He is currently the bandleader and vocalist for the corporate act Final Say which is part of Chicago’s popular Maggie Speaks family. Final Say performs about 150 shows a year and has built a solid reputation in club and corporate circles. He is also starring in two upcoming motion pictures: Deadly Memories: Lost and Found (Actor, Writer, Producer) and Indie Film (A Love Story). In 2014 Robby launched his popular entertainment podcast A Chatter of Fact. The podcast fan base has grown in popularity and continues to showcase many wonderful and interesting stories about the entertainment business.
Always on the hunt for a new endeavor, Robby gave a TEDx TALK which opened the door for speaking engagements. It's a wonderfully insightful talk on being "Decidedly Undecided."
Robby can be seen performing his original music in The Robby Celestin Band, a powerhouse group filled with amazing musicians from Chicago and beyond. He can also be seen occasionally performing with a small duo or trio. These groups are the ultimate playground for Robby's impromptu style of performing. Crowds are treated to an engaging, humorous show featuring popular cover songs as well as a few originals.
Don’t pass up a chance to hear him sing. Don’t pass up a chance to watch him move. Don’t pass up a chance to experience the power, passion and excitement that is Robby Celestin.