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the Robertsons / Bio

Vocalist Jack Stamps, bassist Mandy Delgado, and guitarist Luis Delgado became friends while all playing saxophone in the East Central High School Marching Band in San Antonio, Texas. They wrote their first song , "LORNA", on a whim in the fall of 1987. Inspired, the three began writing more songs, found a drummer, and soon began to gig. In their first year as a band, they changed drummers and changed their name from The Pugslies to The Robertsons to spite Pat Robertson's bid for the U.S. Presidency. Armed with more original music, The Robertsons got a string of gigs at local bars, dance clubs, political fund-raisers, and school parties. By the end of 1989, The Robertsons was a six-piece band with the addition of a third guitarist and a female backing vocalist. Their popularity continued to grow but, despite their increasing success, the band broke up over personal differences at the year's end. After an idle year, the three original band members re-formed in 1991 with yet another drummer and returned to their four-piece roots. In November of that year, The Robertsons recorded their first EP, "onethatgotaway". Their success over the next year was punctuated by a live interview on KSYM and airplay on KISS and KZEP. The Robertsons received raves from well-known San Antonio DJ/icon Debbie Alcocer. In the fall of 1992, the Robertsons recorded the follow-up to their first EP with new drummer Chuck Fischer. "Beluga" was met with critical acclaim by the S.A. alternative press. The San Antonio Light interviewed the band and called their music , "a breath of fresh air". The S.A. News dubbed them "The prodigal sons of S.A. alternative." In the San Antonio Current, they were described as "a welcome oasis in a desert of dreck" and, "possibly too good for San Antonio." After a few gigs to test the Austin waters, the band moved to the State Capitol in the summer of 1995, where they continued to gig, write, and record. The fun would prove short-lived however, as the band went on hiatus for the next 15 years. The members of the Robertsons would all remain close friends. They attended each other's college recitals, graduations, birthdays, concerts, weddings, and baby celebrations. All the while they would routinely bring up the band, reminisce fondly, and joke about getting the group together. Finally in August of 2010, the Robertsons shook off the rust and played a reunion show at Casbeer's at the Church in San Antonio. The reunion show was successful in many ways, not the least of which is the fact that everyone enjoyed it so much that the Robertsons are now back together, playing live venues and planning on a recording project which will properly document the well-loved and venerable original material the group amassed over the course of years. Individually, the band members are known for their quirky, humorous personalities and their passions for varying types of music. As a band, these traits are reflected in their songs and live performances. Since 1987, The Robertsons have remained true to their musical affections, refusing to submit to current trends.

General Info

Band Members
Jack Stamps - Vocals, Luis Delgado - Guitar, Manuel Delgado - Bass, Chuck Fischer - Drums
Artist Name
the Robertsons
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/therobertsons
Active Since
01/87
Genres
Alternative / Pop / Rock

Contact Info

Location
San Antonio, TX