June 30, 1975
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
|Occupation||Singer and Actor|
Avellanet, himself, became a teen idol in Puerto Rico and across Latin America after being hired by Edgardo Diaz as a member of Menudo in 1988. He joined the group during the era popularly known as Menudo's Rock era.
Avellanet's CD debut came when Menudo recorded Sombras & Figuras, title of an album that produced major hits for the group. Then came Los Ultimos Heroes, which was released in Portuguese as Os Ultimos Herois, and No Me Corten El Pelo.
During his tenure at Menudo, Avellanet shared the stage with Ricky Martin, Sergio Blass, Ruben Gomez, Angelo Garcia, Rawy Torres, Cesar Abreu (briefly during 1990),and Mexico's Adrian Olivares, the first non-Puerto Rican Menudo, among others.
Almost immediately after becoming a former Menudo, Robert and ex-bandmate and personal friend Rawy Torres formed a group named Euphoria during the early 1990s and recorded two albums.
In 1994 Avellanet went to college in Puerto Rico to study Advertising. In 1996 well known tropical music producer and business executive, Ralph Mercado, signed Robert to record a Salsa album under the RMM label. The album Sentir (1999), produced by master Isidro Infante, had great success in several Latin American countries, and most of all in New York and his native island of Puerto Rico. Having interpreted such genre expanded his musical knowledge and gave him the opportunity to share the stage with legends such as Tito Puente and Celia Cruz among others.
In 2002 he moved to Miami to expand his artistic capabilities and start writing & producing his new album as a solo artist. Throughout his career Avellanet has become extremely active in the acting world as well. He‚Äôs become a well known soap opera actor working for networks such as Univision, Telemundo and Venevision Productions. Avellanet has also been in several theatrical plays such as Descarados (Full Monty), Cuatro XXXX and Quien Mato a Hector Lavoe.
In 2003 Avellanet and his former Menudo bandmates (Sergio, Ruben, Angelo and Rawy) were inspired to make a reunion tour, naming it after the Los Ultimos Heroes album and had great success in some Latin American countries.
His years of experience on stage, his dedication to his passion and his musical talents as a songwriter and composer have brought Avellanet, now going by the name of RoBA, to produce a new album titled JeT PriVado, featuring songs such as Jet Privado, Laberinto, No Te Arrepientas and Miserable. JeT PriVado includes collaborations from producer and composer Frank Santofimio (Gloria Trevi, Servando & Florentino, Rogelio Mart√≠nez), producer/engineer Andres Saavedra (Reyli) and composer Juan Carlos Perez Soto (Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, Menudo) among others.
Jet Privado was released digitally around the globe on January 20 2009 under the independent label Fabilous Entertainment.
For more information visit his oficial website at www.robaonline.net