After leaving Til Tuesday,
his own band called Ultra Blue with his wife Glenda. The band had some
excellent well known local muscians on drums and bass. I saw them play
many times over the years they were around at places like Club 3, Jumbos,
The Channel, and when they played the Rock and Roll Rumble at Avalon in
1989(?). It was here that Robert really showed his chops in a way that
he did not or could not in til tuesday. They had many excellent original
tunes and did an amazing cover of Barry White's "I'm gonna love you just
a litte more baby". To my knowledge Ultra Blue never released a CD and
there was only a 4 song tape that they sold at shows at one point. This
is unfortunate. If this is not correct please let me know.
A Boston area
photographer has a web page with a couple
photos of Robert in Ultra Blue. Dirty Water also has a photo
I'm not sure at what point Ultra
Blue was no more or what he did after that. Then around 2000 I heard that
Robert had moved to Maine or Vermont and was in a wedding band. I have
now found more information on that. Currently Robert is in a wedding/cover
band called "Love
Bomb". This article
here talks about that and gigs they were playing in Amherst area clubs.
Here is an article
from the Valley Advocate about Valley Bands including Love Bomb that was
archived on Google. If that link doesn't work I also put
December 2009 - Robert Holmes has
a new web site
!! Check it out!
More to come!
Content coming soon includes an Ultra Blue interview from the Beat magazine in 1989.