Robert is a well known English writer and broadcaster. He was a writer for The Face magazine in the 1980s and is currently known for his long-running daily radio show on BBC Radio London where he shares his thoughts and feelings on what makes London tick.
He championed the band Spandau Ballet, having suggested their name and used to introduce the group at early concerts, performing poetry readings.
Robert also worked as a DJ at clubs including Palladium in New York. He was a chronicler of the New Romantic movement of the early 1980s, which saw him become a popular interview choice for the broadcast media.
Robert then developed a broadcasting career of his own, working in both radio and television. He was a contributor to Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4) and presented the Channel 4 travel series Travelog during the 1990s. In 1989 his first novel was published, In Search Of The Crack by Penguin Books.
His book The Way We Wore, charts the changing fashions of his own youth, linking them with the social history of the times.