Robert Berry is promising a wicked time for all on Friday the 13th at Night of the Living Prog with 3.2 at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton as part of his first ever national tour.
With his 30 year history of playing side by side with many of Prog and Rock music’s elite, Berry has a deep well of enlightening tales to share and his warm personality, spontaneity and approach allow him to appeal to fans of many musical genres. More than just a concert, these shows will have the songs and the road stories and recollections behind those storied songs.
Berry has managed to survive in the treacherous minefield that is the music business and flourished as a performer, songwriter and producer. He may be best known as the vocalist/bass player in the ELP spinoff, 3, with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer. Their lone 1987 album release, To the Power of 3, features Berry’s lead vocal, guitar and bass work. The single, “Talkin’ Bout”, written and sung by Berry, charted at #9 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart. 3 disbanded in 1989 after a successful tour to support the album.
Berry’s impressive list of credits also includes a stint fronting Ambrosia, a long running affiliation with December People (Christmas music arranged and played in the style of various classic rock artists, with portions of the band’s proceeds from their albums and tour dates given to various charitable projects), and a stint in current Yes member Steve Howe’s former band, GTR (Berry replaced founding GTR member Steve Hackett of Genesis fame).
Berry has also worked with Bay Area stalwarts Hush and performed with his long running project Alliance, with members of Boston, Sammy Hagar and Night Ranger, along with being a much in demand record producer. Berry is also the current bassist in the Greg Kihn Band. Most recently he’s the heart and soul behind the new 3.2 album, the long awaited follow up album to 3‘s ‘The Power of Three”, which features contributions from Keith Emerson.
If all of the above activity isn’t enough, Berry is also the owner of a very successful recording studio in San Jose which keeps him busy producing and recording a variety of artists that constantly seek out his studio services. His set list for this tour will include songs from both the 3 and 3.2 albums, Yes, Ambrosia, GTR, ELP, Jethro Tull, Genesis along with a few of his solo albums.
Tickets for Berry’s September 13th show at the Firehouse Arts Center can be purchased at https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1283238&tck=true.