Robert's father played the trumpet and loved Latin music. His dad always kept the Latin stations on the radio when they were in the car. SoRobert grew up in NYC infused with Latin beats and rhythms. When Robert re-formed PGS in 2015 many of the new players he added were Latin, so it was a no-brainer that Robert would begin to move the band into this genre. The song he wrote,"The Queen's Carnival", is a joyous Latin whirlwind, made even better by the playing and authenticity of his band mates. This song solidifiedPGS's fusion of Jazz Rock and Latin! Just watch theOfficial Videoand you'll get it in a second!
The Queen's Carnival album is a massive accomplishment for the band. 10 new, smashing original songs by Robert, plus another of his signature reimagings of an iconic Classic/British rock song, this time The Kinks' "You Really Got Me". PGS's version even got Dave Davies of the Kinks to give it two thumbs up! Check out theOfficial Videofeaturing the terrific Lucy Woodward.
The critics called the album "A uniquely affecting work…impossibly memorable!”