|From their CD "On the Soul Side"||
Continental Robert Susz first came to prominence as the lead singer, harmonica player and chief songwriter of the very successful 80's Australian soul band The Dynamic Heptotics. After establishing a large and very loyal following around the country with their wild and now legendary live show they raced to the top of the charts with the Susz-penned "Soul Kinda Feeling". The song became the biggest selling Australian-produced single of the year, also winning the gold APRA Award of 1985 for most played record of that year.
In 1988 Robert formed The Mighty Reapers, a blues and soul band that spanned the 90's with their funky brand of rhythm & blues. The group were the natural choice to both support and provide the backing for a host of visiting US artists including Big Jay McNeely, Margie Evans, Lucky Peterson, Louisiana Red, Robert Sumlin and Mojo Buford. They also opened for such notables as B.B. King, Albert King, Buddy Guy and Screaming Jay Hawkins. During this time they released a series of critically acclaimed CDs for Rufus Records in Australia and Terra Nova in the US.
In 1999 Robert formed the Continental Blues Party, with members formed from both The Mighty Reapers and another of his musical creations, the Teenage Organ Party. Specialising in soul, blues and down-home funk, the group was also an opportunity to explore the song-writing skills of its talented lineup.