“Robby Romero and his band Red Thunder are changing the world — and the world of music.” - Los Angeles Times Magazine
Founder and leader of the innovative Native Rock band Red Thunder, 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 Indigenous Peoples, human rights, and the environment through his non-profit organization, Native Children’s Survival (NCS). “Red Thunder has commanded the largest audience of any contemporary Indian music group.” - Encyclopedia of North American Indians.
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 Enterprises (ETE), an artist-owned and operated independent Indigenous company consisting of four divisions: 1) Film, 2) Music, 3) Production, and 4) Publishing. ETE has reached millions of listeners and viewers from all walks of life through global releases, broadcasts, and live musical tours.
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 mother 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. “In the spirit of Tom Joad Robby Romero is there wherever Native Peoples are fighting for their rights. He is an articulate artist and advocate for the causes and concerns behind a cultural resistance that is older than this country.” – Danny Schechter, Media Channel