Posted On 20 Oct 2014
Tag: All Access, All Access Music, All Access Music Group, Almost Famous, California Roll Tour, Concert Review, Emma Roberts, Fender, Fender guitar, Gia Coppola, James Franco, Lick the Star, Los Angeles, Nicole DeRosa, Palo Alto, party bus, Robert Coppola Schwartzman, Robert Schwartzman, Rooney, The California Roll Tour, William Miller
This past weekend, All Access Music writer, Nicole DeRosa went off to have an Almost Famous moment, and hop on Robert Schwartzman ‘s TOUR BUS to JOIN HIM on HIS CALIFORNIA ROLL TOUR in Los Angeles!!!
Robert Schwartzman is a singer/songwriter/producer best known as the lead singer/songwriter of the Los Angeles alternative pop band, Rooney. He has written multiple top charting radio hits in the US and internationally and has been a global touring act since 2002.
Robert Coppola Schwartzman is also an actor. You might have heard of his lil’ family dynasty… The Coppolas. Robert has also acted in the short black-and-white film Lick the Star and the cult classic, feature film, The Virgin Suicides both directed and co-written by his cousin Sofia Coppola, as well as The Princess Diaries.
Most recently, Robert created the soundtrack for cousin, Gia Coppola’s break-through feature film Palo Alto, written by and starring James Franco and Emma Roberts.
Earlier last month, I got to catch up with Robert as he was putting the finishing touches on the California Roll Tour.
You can more from the interview about Robert’s music, his family, and everything in between here .
Robert’s fall tour, which he has dubbed, The California Roll Tour, started on September 18th in Boston and wrapped up in Los Angeles on October 18th and I had the pleasure of attending these last couple of intimate shows.
This is a totally different way of touring. Robert’s tour bus rolled into town and played a small, intimate show on a party bus. Yes, you heard me. This is a venue on wheels and it was limited to 30 people every show.
Robert performed solo and unplugged even breaking a couple guitar strings throughout the night (thanks to the ever gracious Hunter for playing guitar tech & beer runner in the process). The singer also asked his fans at each stop on the bus to help him pick the songs for the show. Robert also gave away a copy of his forthcoming EP to a few lucky fans. Everyone at each show was also entered into a contest to win a Fender guitar, which Robert signed and personalize to the winner, along with the setlist of the nights show written on the back.
The LA shows (along with the other stops) lasted about 2 hours, with live music, a Q & A, and a meet & greet with the ever gracious, charming and down to earth and funny singer. The is just the appetizer tour to a larger tour for Robert and I’d like to thank Robert for inviting me to come along and see it first hand! It was a genius idea and a musical experience I will never forget.
Thank you again Robert, for letting me channel my inner William Miller (aka the writer kid) from Almost Famous.
To stay up to date with the latest in Robert Schwartzman‘s world, visit his website here .