Robert Sarzo, nicknamed The VuDu Man is a Cuban-American guitarist.
Robert Sarzo started his recording career in NYC at The Record Plant in 1979 on Arista Records with Producer Jimmy Lovine, and went on a National Arena Tour supporting Bob Seger in 1980. After an extensive year-and-a-half of touring and studio work Robert got a call from Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne that they lost Randy Rhoads in a tragic accident and would like for him to fly to L.A.to try out for the band, after a week of rehearsal Robert was hired to replace Randy on the Blizzard of Ozz tour. Robert never went on tour with Ozzy because Jet Records owner' Don Arden, also Sharon's father, had hired a different guitarist, Bernie Torme, without telling anyone.
Early 1980s, during the process of forming a new band Hurricane Robert was introduced to bassist Tony Cavazo by Los Angeles heavy metal band Quiet Riot's lead vocalist Kevin DuBrow, later joined with Cavazo, singer Kelly Hansen and drummer Jay Schellen to complete the line up of Hurricane and went on to have hits such as "Over the Edge" and their Top 40 Billboard hit "I'm Onto You."
Robert has also worked with legendary metal producers, Bob Ezrin, Mike Clink, Robert Stigwood of "Saturday Night Fever" and Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts" fame on numerous soundtracks such as "Times Square", D.L. Byron the writer of Pat Benatar's hit "Shadows of the Night", Reggae artist Garland Jeffreys, and the late Sam Kinison on his "Leader of the Banned" album.
Not just a heavy metal/rock and roll guitarist with a classical background, Robert Sarzo has branched out to become a producer and movie music composer. Include the movies, "The Hiss", written and produced by David Lynch's daughter, Jennifer, and the 2009 wide-release "The Collector" written and produced by Marcus Dunstan writer of Saw 4, 5, & 6.
On January 25, 2013, it was announced that Robert Sarzo had joined Geoff Tate's lineup after he was expelled from Queensryche to form Queensryche GT. This is the first time the Sarzo brothers have played together on a National Tour.
In July 2013, Robert Sarzo released his first solo album, After The Storm, and reached number #1 Best Sellers for a straight three weeks on Amazon mp3 Latin ROCK.
Current projects are, A Salute To Santana, 80 Proof VuDu and Hurricane.