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Robert Stemmons - The Whistler

Robert Stemmons The Whistler

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma September 27, 1956, Robert Stemmons began whistling at five. When legendary whistler Fred Lowery, who twice headlined Carnegie Hall, performed at his school in 1969, he was inspired. It was then he recognized whistling as an 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 late Ronnie Ronalde and his wife Rosemarie for their generous encouragement and support.

Robert Stemmons has been featured countless times by newspapers, radio, and television all over the world. His solo concerts have been presented in 35 US states and 3 Canadian provinces. From 2006 to 2013 Robert worked with Cirque du Soleil as "The Loyal Whistler" in their touring show "Corteo" (closed December 2015). He has toured and performed in the United States, Canada, Japan, Russia, Belgium, Austria, France, Spain, Switzerland, and Germany.

Robert Stemmons is now living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. 

Here's a few whistling related links:


Ronnie Ronalde
www.ronnieronalde.com  - The world's most famous whistler.

Bobbejaan Schoepen    
www.bobbejaan.be - The late, great, incredible whistler who wound up with a theme park in Belgium - Bobbejaanland!


Roger Whittaker
www.rogerwhittaker.com - Legendary singer and whistler.

Early 1900's Whistling Music
http://besmark.com/whis.html - Excellent recordings from Victrola (1904 - 1922)

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