About Robby Scharf
Robby Scharf has been involved with music since he was a young boy. It’s in his blood, you could say.
His grandfather, Harry Scharf, played live percussion for silent films in Newark, NJ. His father, Eddie Scharf, played drums in The Catskills as a young teenager, and Robby started playing bass in bands starting at 14. One of his first bands was Longfellow, which featured a young Shaun Cassidy on lead vocals. Robby studied music at the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Robby was signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1979 with the Santa Barbara band, D.B. Cooper. He has played bass for Jim Messina, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Harry Shearer, Roy Zimmerman, The Pranks, The Cowsills, and sings and plays with The Wild Honey Orchestra.
Along with Robby’s creative side, is also a passion for the business side too. He has worked with the Artist Management firm, Patrick Rains & Associates. As Manager of A&R at PRA, his clients included Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Aimee Mann, Marcus Miller, Joe Sample, The Crusaders, Wendy & Lisa, Breakfast Club, Gino Vannelli, Vonda Shepard, Charm Farm, & Jon Brion.
As President of Music at Hemdale Communications, Robby re-versioned foreign animation for the American market, which involves stripping the audio track from existing animation and rebuilding it from scratch.
All the while, Robby was composing and supervising music for films, including 14 documentaries for Cancervive, a non-profit organization helping survivors of cancer.
Robby’s in his 36th year of coaching Special Olympics, and is always looking to make a difference in people’s lives.
As a young musician and talent manager, Robby toured and traveled the world, but when he was in his mid-50s, he found Treva, the love of his life, right where he grew up: Beverly Hills, CA. They married in May, 2014, and a few years later, they gave birth to the internet radio show, DONE BEING SINGLE, on the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network’s Empowerment Channel.