Robert ( Robbie) Forbes grew up in Clarendon central Jamaica and recorded his first single (Black Hen Chicken) for Jack Ruby the legendary sound system operator and record producer. He recorded for several producers including at Harry J’s studio where his song (Ghetto Woman) made number two in Canada. Robbie entered the popular festival song competition in 1990 and he won with the song, Island Festival. He then formed a trio with Andra Hollenbeck and Leroy Hall and recorded an album (Sunshine Reggae) comprising of nine original songs produced by Andra and backed solely by Andy Bassford, guitarist formerly of the Lloyd Parkes We the People Band. Soon after Robbie went on as an opening act for Max Romeo and the late great Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, and Barry Llewellyn of the Heptones. He toured Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe extensively and is currently working on some new original materials to be released soon.