Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma September 27, 1956, Robert Stemmons began whistling at five. When legendary whistler Fred Lowery, who twice headlined at Carnegie Hall, performed at his school in 1969, he was mesmerized and inspired. It was then he realized whistling is an excellent performing art.
Over the next twenty years, Robert worked hard, perfecting his instrument and teaching himself techniques, which would include vibrato, staccato, tremolo, warbling, harmony warbling, trilling, two-note harmony, and more. He additionally learned to make many realistic bird sounds. These are now trademarks of his concerts.
One afternoon in 1994, Robert was "whistling while he worked" in a school and was overheard by the music teacher. She asked him to perform as a guest in an upcoming show. In his first real performance, he did a blues number. The enthusiastic response received from that flagship performance encouraged him to follow his dream.
Robert would also like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the World's Most Famous Whistler - Ronnie Ronalde - and his wife Rosemarie for their generous and continued encouragement and support.
Robert Stemmons has been featured countless times by newspapers, magazines, radio, and television all over the world. From 2006 to 2013 Robert worked with Cirque du Soleil as "The Loyal Whistler" in their touring show "Corteo". He toured the United States, Canada, Japan, Russia, Belgium, Austria, France, Spain, Switzerland, and Germany doing well over 2,500 shows in 6 years and entertaining nearly 3,000,000 audience members.
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Robert Stemmons has done countless
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"It has been a privilege to have Robert Stemmons perform in our IMAX Mall here in Branson. He is a whistler par excellance."
"The entertainment was one we are still hearing about today with such rave reviews and comments. With over 1,500 members in attendance, not one left without a smile!"
"Thank you for such an enjoyable evening! The entertainment you provided at our recent Mill Managers Meeting received many positive comments. Whistling is truly an art and including the audience as you did was both amusing and certainly enlivened the crowd!"
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