Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the hard rock capital of the world, Robert Fleischman has enjoyed tremendous success as a vocalist, songwriter and performer during his career. Robert exploded onto the booming California music scene in the late 1970s when he joined a then-unknown San Francisco band, looking to make the transformation from rock-fusion to a more radio-friendly, commercial rock sound. This band, Journey, would go on to become one of the most successful rock bands in the history of music. Robert wrote and performed with Journey for nine months, but when vocalist Steve Perry was brought in, Journey would never look back, continuing the AOR sound that Fleischman was anyway instrumental in helping the band establish. With the platinum success of Journey's Infinity album on which Robert's songs were prominently featured, the name Robert Fleischman quickly became synonymous with hit songwriting.
Robert signed a deal with Arista Records and recorded a solo album, Perfect Stranger (1979), which included former Journey bandmates Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie. A successful solo tour would follow the release of the album, including shows with Van Halen, Eddie Money, Boston, and Sammy Hagar. In the early 1980s Robert formed the explosive melodic rock band Channel. The band was signed to Epic Records and they released their self-titled debut in 1984 to great critical success. Channel, however, was short lived because of a new opportunity that would soon be calling for Robert. Robert later joined Vinnie Vincent (ex-KISS) and fellow band members Dana Strum and Bobby Rock to record Vinnie Vincent Invasion (Chrysalis) in 1986. The record featured Robert's piercing vocals and Vincent's wicked guitar playing and included the hit single "Boyz Are Gonna Rock".