Dr Robert first came to international prominence as singer/ songwriter with eighties Pop band The Blow Monkeys. He was born Bruce Robert Howard on May 2nd 1961 in Haddington, Scotland, and misspent his teenage years in Australia. This was the late 1970s, and Robert's first musical experiences were as a busker at Sydney Harbour's Circular Quay. From there, he decamped to Darwin, enlisting with local Punk Band "Exhibit A".
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