Robert Ortner was born in New Jersey and grew up in New York City and Connecticut.

He’s spent over 40 years gigging and recording in the Tri-State NYC Area, New England, South Florida and the Caribbean.

Primarily a self-taught musician, Robert plays both electric and electric-upright bass, acoustic guitar's, and percussion.

Writes and records music for yoga and meditation and preforms regularly with The Insecurity Guards

Robert has studied music theory with renowned bassist and friend