The English counter-tenor, Robert [Bob] Bryan, studied at St Michael's, Tenbury; Woolverstone Hall, Ipswich; Fitzwilliam, Cambridge; Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. . At age of 12 he appeared as Polly Peachum in The Beggars' Opera (BBC Radio for schools), his only opera performance.
At Cambridge University Robert Bryan formed in 1977 the vocal group Cantabile. With Cantabile: he has given over 3,000 performances worldwide, recorded 14 discs, jammed countless tapes, hit silver screen, big smash in West End but despite violent tendencies remain more Punt Rock than Punk.
Robert Bryan took sabbatical from Cantabile - lasted most of 1990's. Did fun stuff like season of tall acting in West End, singing with likes of Ton Koopman, Harry Christophers, Philippe Herreweghe, Paul McCreesh and Litton (with whom have 200th share in Grammy), some musical misdirection for Ken Branagh on Peter's Friends plus Arts Correspondent for BBC Radio Guernsey, and on the side co-founding Channel Island's first Montessori School. Now back in close harmony harness. 2012 Cantabile in: most European countries (including Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Romania), Canada, USA, Russia and Skipton.