Robert James Smith, famous as Robert Smith, is an English singer and songwriter, as well as a musician famous for being the singer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, lead songwriter and sole consistent member of the rock band The Cure, who co-founded in 1976. He is known for his distinctive voice, guitar style and stage appearance, the last two of which were influential in the Gothic subculture that stood out in the eighties. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Cure in 2019.
Robert Smith talks about the “overwhelming” concert film of the 40th anniversary of The Cure
Robert Smith was not ready for the full 4K experience when he sat down to watch a concert movie of The Cure’s impressive Hyde Park 2018 concert. “The first close-up of a human face that I saw was me,” he says. “It was pretty scary.” The recent member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says that initially he was at the barrier of making the film, which is titled Anniversary 1978-2018 live in Hyde Park London and will have a special screening in theaters around The World on Thursday July 11. People tend to be more timid when they know they are being filmed, but decided that it was ultimately worthwhile, as it was a momentous occasion. The concert took place 40 years until the weekend since The Cure played their first concert in Crawley, and had clogged the list of songs with favorites like “Just Like Heaven”, “Lovesong” and “Boys Don ' t Cry ” The veteran cameraman of the band, Tim Pope, asked him to direct the film “hidden” with 16 cameras and did not tell his bandmates, who had enough to worry about playing for about 65,000 people that day. Despite his initial fear of the foreground, he is happy to have done so. The show came after The Cure gave another concert in London as part of the Meltdown festival, so he worked hard to differentiate the two experiences. For the Meltdown program, called Curation, he played a set that started with the oldest material of the band, advanced to the most recent and returned to the oldest. For the 40th anniversary program, he chose about 30 songs that “an audience would like to hear”.
The early life of Robert Smith
Robert Smith was born on April 21, 1959 in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom. He is the son of Alex Smith (father) and Rita Smith (mother). He has three brothers namely Richard Smith, Margaret Smith and Janet Thompson. His family keeps changing from one place to another, so he was raised in different places. Belongs to British nationality and mixed ethnic origin (English-Irish). His birth sign is Taurus. When speaking about his education, he attended St. Francis Elementary School. Then, he attended the Notre Dame High School. In the same way, he attended the Integral School of St. Wilfrid. He completed his school education in 1977. His religion is Christian. As of 2019, his age is 60 years.
Measurements of the body of Robert Smith
Robert is a very handsome singer with perfect body measurements and long hair. It has a very white face tone. Speaking of his height, Robert has a height of 5 feet and 10 inches. In addition, it weighs 80 kg. Robert’s hair color is black and the color of his eyes is green. Unfortunately, your other body measurements are not available at present. In general, it has a very healthy body.
The career of Robert Smith
- His career began at the age of fourteen with the high school band “The Crawley Goat Band,” which also included his brother Richard, his sister Janet and some of his friends as members.
- Later, he formed the band “Easy Cure” in 1976 together with Laurence Tolhurst, Pearl Thompson and Michael Dempsey with Smith playing the role of one of the composers and singers. During 1978, the band changed its name to “The Cure” with the dismissal of Pearl Thompson from the group.
- From 1978 to 1979, the band released the singles “Killing an Arab” and “10: 15 Saturday Night.”
- In fact, they also released their debut album ' Three Imaginary Boys.
- He also toured the United Kingdom with Steve Severin of “Siouxsie and the Banshees” in 1979 for promoting his second album, “Join Hands”. During 1980, Michael Dempsey left the band and Simon Gallup, a bassist and Matthieu Hartly, a keyboardist joined the group.
- From July 1982 to February 1985, he had to take on the entire recording process of “The Cure”.
- He also released the solo album “The Top” in 1984, where Smith played all instruments by himself, except the drums.
- Throughout the new millennium, he also recorded new albums with The Cure.
- In addition, these include ' Bloodflowers ' (2000), ' The Cure ' (2004) and ' 4: 13 Dream ' (2008).
- In 2010, he contributed a version of “Very Good Advice” from the 1951 film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland to the album Almost Alice; a complementary release of the adaptation of Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton, while “Pirate Ships” of 1989 was also released on CD for the first time.
- In 2015, he contributed vocally to the song “Please” from the album 8:58, a project by Paul Hartnoll.
- On June 15, 2015, Twilight Sad released a single with Smith that covered “There’s a girl in the corner.”
- In 2015, he also contributed voices to “In All Worlds”, a single from the Dead Planet album by Eat Static.
Marital status (married), wife, children
Robert Smith is a married man. He married Mary Poole in 1988, whom he met at St. Wilfrid when he was 14 years old. He has dedicated his song “Love Song” to Mary as a wedding gift. They have mutually agreed not to have children. As of today, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. They are enjoying their life a lot.
Robert Smith’s net worth
Robert is a very successful singer and, since his career, he has also won a lot of money and fame. He has an estimated net worth of $ 25 million as of 2019, but currently there is no information about his salary, but there is no doubt in his follower’s mind that he is earning a considerable amount of salary for his work. He is satisfied with his earnings.