News, Happenings, and other wise interesting Developments


3.2 - the Rules Have ChangedDATE LINE LOS ANGELES – Singer/multi-instrumentalist/producer Robert Berry/’s new album, The Rules Have Changed,” under the name 3.2 will be released on Frontiers Music srl on August 10, 2018.

The full-length album will feature contributions by Keith Emerson. The album is the last musical project in which Emerson was ever involved prior to his untimely passing in 2016. The working relationship between Emerson and Berry began in 1987. Former Yes manager Brian Lane and Carl Palmer arranged a meeting between the two prolific musicians.

The plan was to form a more melodic, song oriented band (compared to the complex symphonic rock compositions for which ELP was known), which would allow Emerson, Berry and Palmer to follow in the footsteps of the success that Asia and GTR were enjoying during that period.

The result of that collaboration between Emerson, Berry and Palmer was the band 3 and the album “... To The Power of Three,” released worldwide by Geffen Records in 1988. The first single, “Talkin' 'Bout” reached #9 on the Billboard charts and the band successfully toured the U.S. to support the album.

With the success of the first release, Geffen urged the band to go back into the studio to begin work
on a second album, but Emerson felt uncomfortable with Geffen’s momentum stifling, inconsistent strategy that ultimately cut the first album's success short, consequently prompting the band to call it quits.

At the time of their breakup, several songs were already written for the band’s second release (the songs were later released on Robert Berry’s solo album, “Pilgrimage to a Point”). In October 2015, conversations about a new 3 album started between Robert Berry and Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino as Robert had been speaking to Keith about releasing the long delayed 3 follow-up album.

Along with renewed fan interest in the band and those conversations, Berry in turn sparked revived enthusiasm from Emerson for pursuing the project. The exchange of musical ideas and song collaborations ultimately paved the groundwork for “The Rules Have Changed.”

After Emerson’s death in 2016, Berry was left with Emerson’s final musical ideas for the project. From old cassette tapes, keyboard parts written over the phone and long discussions between the two friends about style, the framework of the album was set and ready to be produced.

Alliance prepares for their first every U.S. concert dates..

Alliance For the first time, after 15 years as a band, Alliance we be performing at select venues across America. Their debut U.S. shows will take place on March 5th and 6th at Sammy's Beach Bar and Grill in St. Louis Missouri. The band, featuring David Lauser, Gary Pihl, Fitz and Robert Berry , will debut new material from their upcoming CD, and perform songs from each of their 3 studio releases, along with some surprises. More dates for venues across the country are expected to be announced in the comming days.

Special guest for the St. Louis shows will be, the one and only Aaron Hagar (son of the Red Rocker).
Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill is located inside Harrah's St. Louis Casino at 777 Casino Center Drive Maryland Heights.

Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill serves American fare with an island twist featuring a menu that is the result of recipes and advice that Hagar has received from some of his favorite friends and celebrated chefs across America.

Greg Kihn performs with Robert at Food Bank Concert

Greg Kihn with the Robert Berry Band Thanks to Greg Khin and the generous concert goers for supporting the efforts of the Second Harvest Food Bank at Saturday's Santana Row concert. By all accounts it was a smashing success. An impressive amount of much needed food was gathered and a larger then expected amount of cash was donated. Greg surprised crowd by joining the Robert Berry Band on stage for a rousing rendition of the Breakup Song.

Big thanks to show organizers, Firesign Entertainment, and to Santana Row for hosting the event,
and to the surrounding businesses for accommodating the large crowds and elevated sonic intrusion.

If you happened to miss the event you can still donate to Second Harvest or a food bank serving
your part of the planet. You will be able to review the action as photos from the concert are
beginning to arrive and will be posted for your viewing enjoyment.

Robert Berry performs at Second Harvest Food Bank Concert

the Robert Berry Band - with Jack, Tom and Mary EllenFiresign Entertainment is proud to announce the 4th annual Second Harvest Food Bank concert featuring the legendary bay area Grammy nominated recording artist and producer Robert Berry.

Firesign Entertainment presents: the Robert Berry Band - featuring the massive guitar skills of Paul J. Keller and Hush – A concert benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank. Saturday, December 5, 2009 Santana Row We will feature the 'Robert Berry Band' and 'Hush' - a free concert benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank. Join us on Saturday December 5th at Santana Rowon the main stage (in front of Maggiano's restaurant) from 12:30 - 3:00pm.

We will have free giveaways, and there will be collection barrels along with representatives from Second Harvest to accept your donations (canned food items, cash, or check). Please help us help those in need this holiday season. This is a very special concert and a great opportunity for you to get involved in helping your community while attending a great concert free to all ages. We recommend and ask that everyone bring at least 4-5 cans for the collection, but anything you can do will be appreciated.

For more information visit We are privileged to be working with Robert Berry this year and hope to make a huge impact in helping those in need this season and all year long.

A note from Robert Berry Band HQ:
Regarding Non-perishable Food Donations:
Donations of non-perishable food items are always welcome. Most needed items are: meals in a can (stew, chili, soup), tuna/canned meat, peanut butter, canned foods with pop-top lids, low sugar cereals, 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes, canned fruit packed in its own juice, and low salt canned vegetables. Please do not donate items packaged in glass or bulk quantities of rice, flour, or sugar.

New Photos of Robert performing with the Greg Kihn Band coming soon

Robert Berry with the Greg Kihn Band Two Noted photographers have graciously shared some of their recent works with us. Check out these pix of Robert performing with the Greg Kihn Band on the Beach in Santa Cruz, CA., at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. and the new amphitheater at Peppertree Ranch. Check them outhere.

Raised on Radio

KHIP 'the Hippo' 104.3 FMBig thanks to our friendJohn Michael, superb master of the airwaves, and to the entire staff
at KHIP 104.3 FM in the Monterey Bay area of California's central coast.
We had great fun during a recent interviews with John.
We recommend, if you're into rock radio - the way it's supposed to sound - that
you find them, tune them in and support them. You can visit them on the web, too.
And, watch out for John when he climbs behind the drum kit with his band,Vent. These boys
rock! Catch this band when your in the Monterey area or when they visit a venue rear your town.

Robert Berry Nominated for Grammy Awards

Robert Berry nominated for Grammy award in 2 catagories Big news from Grammy Awards head quarters in Hollywood, CA. Along with growing international enthusiasm for his new album "The Dividing Line", on the Frontier label, Robert has been nominated for Grammy awards in two categories.

The Grammy nominations are for:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR - "The Dividing Line"

The recording industry's most prestigious award, the Grammy, is presented annually by The Recording Academy. A Grammy is awarded by The Recording Academy's voting membership to honor excellence in the recording arts and sciences. The Grammys are the only peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position.

Robert works overtime with Greg Kihn at new outdoor venue in Hollister, CA

Paul KellerRobert and his band, featuring the guitar mastery of Paul J. Keller, will perform along with the Greg Kihn Band at a new amphitheater venue in Hollister. This new 3500 seat venue, known as 'The Green at Peppertree Ranch' is located at the Guerra Family Cellars on John Smith Road. Just minutes from downtown Hollister. The Shanks, winners of KFOX's Last Band Standing competition will also appear. Visit for more details.

Sfarzo Guitar Strings set to release Berry premium Studio Series String Sets

Robert Berry Studio Series After nearly 2 decades of chronic formula tweaking and metallurgic refinement between Robert and the manufacturer, Santa Rosa, CA based Sfarzo Strings will finally release to the public what has long been known around company headquarters as simply the 'Studio' sets.

These are the same strings used on virtually all of his recording work, going back before '3'. These strings are blended for preferred studio tonal qualities, and have proven to perform extremely well in live situations as well. Known as the Robert Berry Studio Series, these premium strings will be available in electric, acoustic and bass sets. More details to follow.