Trouper Robin Carter – Lead and backing vocals, percussion, resident Diva
“Robinator” Carter is the fourth of seven siblings and was born in Brooklyn, NY. She attended the Julliard School of music at age 16 and graduated from the Metropolitan School for the Arts (MSA) in Syracuse, New York. While at MSA, Robin studied with Michael Massner – vocal coach to Diana Ross and Melba Moore.
She has sung for the President of the United States, the Governor of North Carolina, and famed poet-laureate Maya Angelou’s birthday party. Robin toured Paris, London, and Switzerland (including the Montreaux Jazz Festival) with the Ira Wiggins Group, performed with jazz great Tom Brown, and was featured artist (March 2002) in concert with the North Carolina Symphony.
Robin’s infectious stage presence delivers powerful performances equally to soft jazz ballads, Tina Turner or Chaka Khan R&B dance classics, or Journey’s Steve Perry. Need a classical aria? Robin can deliver! In 2011, she released a solo jazz CD – “Return to Paradise”. As manager of The Troupers, “Robinator” walks softly while carrying a big stick.