Robert Childs wrote his first song when he was about 10 years of age. He continued writing songs over many years and made a couple of demo albums before he founded SCALA (Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association) in 1987.
Subsequently, Robert played his songs solo for a few years before other musicians joined him and encouraged him to record. He released his debut album Revenge (with the Robert Childs Elastic Band) in 1994 then a solo album of political songs, called Contagion, in 2007.
Robert was SCALA President from 22 November 1987 until his retirement from the position on the Ides of March 2013. In that time he coordinated the recording, design and/or release of all of SCALA’s albums since the first in 1990, edited all of SCALA’s newsletters and he maintained SCALA’s website.
He was awarded an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) for his services to music through SCALA in 2004.
He has now resumed his songwriting and recording of his songs which largely took a back seat for 25 years.