You Don't Have to Leave Here the Same
Bio: Over 30 years experience as a Singer, Entertainer, Performer and Choir Director. SFC Retired, U.S. Army, 22 years of service from: 04/01/77-04/30/1999 Currently employed with the Social Security Administration, Kansas City, MO. Performer, singer, director, writer and recording artist. Born April 6, 1957 to James and Shirley Gant-Reeder, of Aliquippa, PA. Music interest began as early as age 12 as a way to cope with the tough streets of Aliquippa, a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. Performed with numerous bands, choirs and male vocal groups from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Germany, Texas, Korea, Kansas City, Mo and Kansas City, KS. A current member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Leavenworth, KS. Co-director and member of the Adult Choir, director of the Youth Choir, director and member of The Gospelairs. Currently the director of the Social Security Administration Chorus, Kansas City, MO. Performed in several musicals plays such as, 'Big River, the Adventures of Huckleberry Flinn', in Abilene, TX. Played the role as James The Lesser for several years in the play, "The Living Last Supper", Bethel A.M.E Church, Leavenworth, KS. Played the role of Deacon Thompson in the hit play 'The Church Meeting', put on by Arts In Motion, Leavenworth, KS, June 2005. Co-wrote and recorded the self titled album "The Song Bird, Robin E. Gant, "Mind Blowing Superstar", words by John Baynham, music by Steven Jackson. Music interests includes: Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Classics, Old Standards, Originals, and Country. Favorite Artist includes. Luther Vandross, Lou Rawls, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Gregory Hines, Gerald Levert, John P. Kee and Fred Hammond, just to name a few. My Story: My name is Robin E. Gant, hometown Aliquippa, PA, Recording Artist, Vocalist, Song Writer, Choir Director, Producer and Retired Army Sergeant Veteran of 22 years. Currently resides and a member of Bethel A.M.E Church in Leavenworth, Kansas. Currently employed by The Social Security Administration, Federal Building, Kansas City, MO. My recently released CD on July 22, 2007, entitled "You Don't Have To Leave Here The Same" is a collaboration talent, musical expertise, experience, God's love and faith between, Music Producer, Writer and Engineer; Mr. Ronald Coaxum and myself. The hard work, effort and passion put into this project by Ron and I produced a quality and professional sound. TAXI, a world leading independent A&R Music company, reviewed and screen this CD stating: A Great Tradition Gospel sound, truly a pleasure to be able to not only witness your ministry but also be affected by it. Your ministry is sure to minister to and encourage the souls of the saint as well as sinner. The CD also received laudatory remarks from pastors, musicians, friends and worshippers. This was a year long project produced with one purpose in mine, to lift up the name of the Jesus our Christ the Lord, in music and in song. The CD is currently receiving airplay on several radio stations in the Kansas City, MO area, particularly KMJK, MAGIC 107.3. During the production of the CD, I faced several trails and dealt with several life changing events. In September of 2006, with faith in God and help from my Aunt Janet Sligh, I overcame some financial difficulties that enabled me to move my mother Shirley Reeder from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania to Leavenworth, Kansas, to live a quieter and more peaceful life. My Big Brother Victor J. Gant (Dap), to whom this CD was dedicated to, pass away suddenly on November 17, 2006, 5 days before his 51st birthday. Victor was preparing to move from Pittsburgh, PA to join my mother and me in December 2006. The 13th song on the CD "He Keeps On Blessing Me" was sung by my Big Brother on November 12, 2006, with The Christian Travelers, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, McKeesport, PA, Rev Earlene Coleman, Pastor. I am very proud that many are being blessed by the message and music of this project; It is great to be a blessing to other and to be able to use my talents to serve God. I'm also especially proud of the back cover pictures of Victor and me, in tribute to him. The Songbird Robin E. Gant.