Lynn "Win" Roberts has been performing professionally since the age of 14.
He started out playing with his fathers band and then worked his way through college playing with local and name dance bands. He has his Bachelor of Music Education from the Univ. of Nebraska.
In 1964 Lynn started developing his musical variety act playing over a dozen instruments, and singing. He would hear from time to time that he sounded or looked like certain stars so that led to doing impersonations and leading his own band. Lynn impersonates: Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Red Skelton,Jimmy Durante, W.C. Fields, Frank Fontaine as Crazy Guggenheim and others. He also impersonates band leaders such as Benny Goodman/clarinet,
Jimmy Dorsey/sax, Clyde McCoy/trumpet,Boots Randolph/saxophone.
His features are playing two saxes at the same time, two trumpets at the same time,sax and clarinet at the same time and sounding like bagpipes.
As a bandleader and conductor Lynn has produced a variety of shows for conventions, fairs,community concerts and private parties.
Lynn also performs as a one man show for dinner theaters and private functions.
He has also appeared in the Movie, "The Grissom Gang" as well as many TV and radio commercials and industrial films as an actor.
He is a member of AFM AFTRA, and Entertainment Network.
His appearance on National Television include- PM Magazine, The original Gong Show (twice) John Davidson Show NBCTV (twice) America's Funniest People, 30 Seconds of Fame,Bozo Circus WGNTV Chicago (twice) Good Morning Arizona (7 times)The Wallace and Ladmo Show (twice)and many local radio Talk Shows.
In the 80's and 90's Lynn was part owner of ACES ENTERTAINMENT in Phoenix, AZ. For over 20 years he booked and worked with many name acts and backed them with his band, "The Swinging Saxes".
Lynn won the IGCITA "Cloney Award" for his impersonation of Bob Hope. 2007
In 2008 he was nominated for most professional impersonator at the CIC in Las Vegas. In Sept of 2008 he was entertainer of the month on the Entertainment Network.
**Lynn won the Reel Awards,"LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in May of 2009 for his impersonation of BOB HOPE. Presented at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. AFM Lifetime Achievement award 2012 in Phoenix, AZ
Chuck Carson: Producer, announcer
Peter Salzer: George Burns impersonator
Bob Pasch: Bing Crosby impersonator
Of course I have been a fan of Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante and all of the great classic comedians. I have copied then for years but have finally matured to pull of a very authentic tribute to them.
The musical part of my performance has been influenced by the big bands of the 40's 50's. I lead my own big band which is called, "The Swinging Saxes"
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 90 minutes
Lynn Win Roberts performance can consist of a whole two hour show or only a short appearance as part of a variety show. Lynn may do only one of his characters or Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Jimmy Durante, W.C. Fields and he may also do a comedy routine which would include Frank Fontaine's Crazy Guggenheim from the Jackie Gleason Show. He may also do some of the old Western movie actors like Gabby Hayes or Pat Butram.
If he is doing his musical act you will see him play two saxes at the same time, Sax and Clarinet together sounding like bagpipes, or even two trumpets at the same time. and much more. Lynn has so much material.
Sound,lighting,with stage monitors,CD player and tech. or live band.
The technical needs for my show are stage lighting, sound, cordless mic on stand. If I am flying in to perform I need a sound tech. who can supply a CD player and control the sound as per my script. If I am coming by car I bring my own CD equipment to plug into the existing Sound system. Further rider information can be given once the booking is secured and the venue needs established.
Performance set list depends on what is needed from me. What impersonations I will be doing or If I am playing, what type of audience do we have.
Past Booked Dates:
08-25-2012 — Woodriver, NE
08-22-2012 — Utaica, ILL
08-21-2012 — Utaica, ILL
08-20-2012 — Utaica, ILL
08-17-2012 — Mt. Morris, ILL
08-16-2012 — Mt.Morris ILL
08-15-2012 — Mt.Morris, ILL
08-14-2012 — Mt. Morris, ILL
08-13-2012 — Napperville, ILL
08-12-2012 — Munster, IN
06-22-2012 — Ft. Morgan, CO
06-16-2012 — Waterville, KS
2006: 180 gigs
2007: 120 gigs
2008: 140 gigs
2009: 60 gigs
2010: 78 gigs
2011: 80 gigs
2012: 12 gigs
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Awards Night, Casino, Christmas Party, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Fair, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Private Party, Reunion, Trade Show
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