Richard Steighner

Richard Steighner

Beatbox

Richard is a modern, mysterious Renaissance Man. As the group’s primary beatboxer, Richard is known to many as “Robot,” named for his superhuman ability to create cyberlice sound effects, using only his mouth. Ironically, this mouth magician doesn’t speak much, but Robot doesn’t need words to captivate a crowd. Before the song starts, Richard has already drawn in his audience with his timeless good looks and his quiet intensity. But the downbeat flips Robot’s switch to on and unleashes his raw, off-the-wall, explosive energy. Not to be limited to “the drums,” Richard impresses with his earthy, honest rockabilly solo voice. The story behind Robot’s intrigue began in the mountains of Colorado, where his creative bent found many outlets. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and Psychology from the University of Colorado, taught himself rock guitar, started his own furniture company, and became a master web designer. How Richard manages to morph all this creativity into one human being will likely remain an unsolvable mystery.