“Robby Romero and his band Red Thunder are changing the world — and the world of music.” - Los Angeles Times Magazine
Robby Romero rose to prominence with the global broadcast of his first music video campaign, “Is It Too Late” and designation as a United Nations Ambassador Of Youth For The Environment. Over the past two decades, he has used the international languages of music and film to help shift the paradigm and bridge the gap between east and west, Indigenous Peoples, human rights, and the environment through his non-profit organization, Native Children’s Survival (NCS).
As a musician, Romero’s groundbreaking and award-winning “Native Rock” music has taken him from the heart of Indian Country to the main street of the world sharing the stage with music greats like Cat Stevens, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, and John Lee Hooker. As a filmmaker, the phenomenon of his innovative music videos, music pictures, stereotype-breaking public service announcements, and politicized rockumentary films have catapulted him into an arena of his own making. Romero’s work has premiered on national and international networks from MTV, VH1 and Sundance Channel, to SABC Africa, ZDF Europe, and ORT Channel One Russia.
Robby is the founder of Eagle Thunder Entertainment (ETE), an artist-owned and operated independent Indigenous company consisting of four divisions: 1) Film Production, 2) Music Label, 3) Music Publishing, and 4) Management. ETE has reached millions of listeners and viewers from all walks of life through global releases, broadcasts, and live musical tours.
From the front lines of Climate Change, Robby’s latest project “Who’s Gonna Save You”, is the first in a series of music pictures and music singles to be released from Eagle Thunder Entertainment in support of Native Children’s Survival’s Project Protect Awareness Campaign. Project Protect is a global awareness campaign fighting for the rights of Mother Earth and all her children.
Given the fallout from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear disaster in Japan, the devastating record breaking heat waves, droughts, fires and floods this past summer, to the cataclysmic Superstorm, Hurricane Sandy, “Who’s Gonna Save You” is more than music and more than timely.
“Who’s Gonna Save You” had its African broadcast premiere on South Africa’s hit program YoTV and number one network SABC Africa on 2 December 2011. The broadcast took place during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17) in Durban, South Africa. In conjunction with the broadcast, Robby gave several national TV, radio, and print interviews, including a live performance on South Africa’s popular e.TV “Sunrise” show in Johannesburg with an Indigenous African youth choir.
In December 2012, the music picture had its southwest premiere at the Santa Fe Film Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The “Who’s Gonna Save You” music single and music video impacted radio and music television in November during Native American Heritage Month, and droped globally 20 November 2012.
Robby’s DELUXE EDITION of “Who’s Gonna Save You” dropped globally 21 December 2012 on iTunes. The DELUXE EDITION includes the music single and special edited music video for iTunes.
100% of profits from the single and video sales support NATIVE CHILDREN’S SURVIVAL’S Project Protect Climate Change Awareness Campaign.
“December 21, 2012 marked a celebration of the end of an ancient mystic cycle and the recommencement of an Indigenous call to consciousness for the restoration of life in balance”, says Romero. ”Now through the power of music and film we set on a journey to motivate, inspire and engage the world’s communities into positive action.”
Romero’s rare performances outside of Indian Country have spanned such notable venues as the historic National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and the renowned Komische Opera in Berlin. Robby Romero has used his voice and presence to stand up internationally for the preservation of the earth and the celebration of all of her children. His efforts, dedication and passion have led Romero to be honored and supported around the world by an array of people, including Indigenous leaders and politicians, fellow artists and activists, celebrities, friends and fans of all walks. Romero offers a profound voice of appreciation and action, weaving the timeless wisdom of Indigenous peoples into the unfolding fabric of the future.