Robert Bruce Lehnert
stage name: Robert France
Other Notable Facts:
Original co-founder of The Amboy Dukes with Ted Nugent in 1964
Signed to both CBS Records and RCA 1970-1974 as leader of Acrobat.
Music Director for The Chicago Free Street Theater 1975-76
Entertainment director for The Olympic Village Inn, Squaw Valley, CA. 1984-86
Featured Nevada casino entertainers
(Robert France Band, Robert Bruce and The Baby Boomers, France,
Robert & Mandy France/The Eighties) 1986-89
Manager and performer in Dave Soreff and The Coral Reef Revue 2001-2004
President of Robert France Productions, Inc. since 1996
After re-locating to South Florida in 1989, Robert and his wife Mandy have performed for venues as small as coffee houses to as grand as The Super Bowl.
They've recorded 5 CD's which were primarily marketed through the cruise industry in which they were contracted from 1991-1995 and then again in 2005
on a world cruise event for Regent.
In the 70's Robert shared the stage and/or directly worked with:
Elvis, Little Richard,
The Coasters, BB King,
Ike & Tina Turner,
The Shadows of Knight,
The Beau Brummels,
The Byrds, Liza Minnelli,
Bob Segar, David Bowie,
Alice Cooper, Three Dog Night, Jose Feliciano,
Roy Head, Issac Hayes, Albert King, ZZ Top, Black Oak Arkansas, Spirit, Quicksilver Messsenger Service, The James Gang, Emerson–Lake & Palmer,
Rufus and Marla Thomas, Blood-Sweat & Tears,
The Staple Singers,
Blue Oyster Cult, Poco, Bread, Loggins & Messina, The Marshal Tucker Band, Lou Reed, Joe Cocker, The New York Dolls, Ten Years After, Grand Funk Railroad, The Flock, Joe Cocker, Steve Cropper, Jeff Beck & more.
Robert & Ted re-united for a jam in 1983 in Reno.
with The Coral Reef Revue in Tampa performing at