Cushney Robert’s remarkable voice has taken him from New York’s “21 Club”, to Chicago’s Pump Room, to headlining on the Las Vegas Strip. A versatile singer who’s musical roots and interests have ranged from classical & symphonic music, to pop, R&B and jazz; and he’s had the opportunity to perform them all.
As early as age nine he was earning money as a boy Soprano in a church choir, learning to play the trombone and guitar and booking his own singing group at neighborhood parties. While earning a degree in Engineering and Business Management at Princeton University, Roberts co-fronted and handled the business for “Quiet Fire”, a Pop / R&B group that styled themselves loosely after the Fifth Dimension and performed around university clubs as well as the New York metropolitan area. After graduating, “Cush” worked for ten years, as a corporate engineer while moonlighting full time at night in clubs around Chicago and later Dallas, Texas as a solo act.
Cushney then made the decision to move Las Vegas to pursue his avocation on a full time basis. He first made his mark in Vegas fronting his own group crooning standards and contemporary pop music in the casino lounges. During his years as a solo performer, Cush amassed a resume that includes the featured male vocalist role in major production shows, opening for the likes of Tony Bennett and Doc Severinson, SAG roles in motion pictures and an equity co-starring role in the Broadway drama “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”.
He later joined the show-band Edy Gainer & Dezire and toured the Reno/Tahoe circuit for several years before leaving to form his own group. SPECTRUM was formed specifically to portray Motown’s Four Tops in American Superstars’ & Legends in Concert’s Las Vegas tribute shows, which they did with great success for 6 1/2 years. As is indicative in the name of the group, Cush had his sights set on a much broader “spectrum” of music than that of the great 4 Tops, when the group was conceived. The larger vision for SPECTRUM is presently being pursued and realized with the very popular tribute to Motown and R & B performed in Las Vegas, on Royal Caribbean, Princess and NCL Cruise Ships, with Symphony Orchestras, at private functions and around the globe.