Born in Stamford, Robert-John originally trained as a pianist and composer at Middlesex University and had small choral works performed at St Martinís-in-the-Fields church and Lincoln and Winchester Cathedrals as well as at some local churches. He trained as a singer in his twenties and attended the Birmingham Conservatoire as a Postgraduate, studying with Henry Herford, scoring a distinction and winning the PGDip course prize in 2007.
Whilst at music college, he performed the roles of Dr. Katafelto in Williamsonís English Eccentrics, Scarpia in Pucciniís Tosca, Antonio in Mozartís Marriage of Figaro and had 4 separate roles in Matthew Lockeís rarely performed Psyche.
His professional roles include Benoit/Alcindoro in Pucciniís La BohŤme for Co-Opera Co, Priest/Cadmus/Somnus in Handelís Semele for Operamus , Ashmodeus in Jonathon Doveís Tobias and the Angel and The Alcade in Mendelssohnís Die Hochzeit der Camacho (both for Buxton Opera Festival) whilst being in the professional chorus of several productions for the Buxton Opera Festival, Carl Rosa Opera and Stanley Hall Opera. As a professional understudy, Robert-John has covered the roles of Shadbolt in The Yeomen of the Guard, the Colonel in Patience (both Carl Rosa Opera), Harapha in Samson, Pancratius in Der WildschŁtz, Father Phillippe in The Wandering Scholar, Gubetta in Lucrezia Borgia and Don Quixote in Die Hochzeit der Camacho at the Buxton Opera Festival.
Robert-John is extremely active as a teacher in his native Rutland and still performs with the church choir in Stamford that started him on the road to a singing career. He is also very active as a soloist both as a recitalist and with choral societies, performing many Messiahs and Creations over the past few years.