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Capital Xtra’s 27 year old broadcaster Robert Bruce has shaken up the airwaves both UK & internationally and is fast becoming one of the most sought out presenters & interviewers in the UK.

Robert’s laid back yet insightful approach has seen him interview an array of talent from the U.K. and beyond. Names include Stormzy, Dave, Jorja Smith, Wizkid, Daniel Kaluyaa, Ashley Walters, Michael Ward, Ghetts, Fredo, Stonebwoy, Tinie Tempah, Kano, Mo The Comedian, Rapman, Wretch 32, Davido, Aitch and Headie One. 

Born and raised in Dagenham, London; he started his presenting career hosting local shows during school days, before joining the student radio station at the University of Leeds, graduating with a Broadcast Journalism degree.

Robert continued to thrive during this time; flying the flag for young black presenters in the city. Alongside DJ’ing and working for BBC Introducing, Robert won numerous National Student Radio awards for his show SpiceUK. At age 22 and while still at university Robert made his debut on the UK’s biggest radio stations for Hip-Hop & RnB, Capital XTRA. After working through the ranks Robert is now the host of the Capital Xtra evening show, on air Monday to Thursday evenings 7-10pm, as well as Saturday drive time 4-7pm.

Incorporating his love for UK music, Robert leader Capital Xtra’s HOMEGROWN brand dedicating one hour every evening to playing strictly UK music where he champions the best of British, amplifies and champions new records, projects & guest interviews. 

Robert has also bought the Homegrown show to life with sold out shows at London’s Koko, Shepard’s Bush Empire and Boxpark Croydon since 2018. With performances from AJ Tracey to NSG, Aitch and Tion Wayne.

Robert has become synonymous with the UK scene as being one of the few presenters in the UK that gets priority interviews for some of the biggest acts, projects & exclusive releases in the UK. Robert is able to create compelling conversation and achieve a level of trust and transparency in his interviews, leading to viral moments as seen with the likes of D Block Europe and Stormzy. 

Robert’s collaborations with notable brands such as the MOBO Awards has seen him hosting on the red carpet at their 2021 ceremony and their IG Live (‘Lowdown In Lockdown’ series interview names like Angela Yee, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Kranium and Eve Apio)

Lowdown In Lockdown Season 1

Robert has also presented an array of movie campaigns including, Shiro’s Story (red carpet host and premier host), Blue Story (IG live watch along with actors), Black Panther red carpet and many more.

As Robert continues to become a revered broadcaster, presenter and interviewer, he is constantly diversifying his ventures and interest. He has created platforms like 5 Artists Under 5K, showing his ability to spot the most exciting upcoming talent, artists like Serena Isioma and Bellah who’s stars are steadily on the ascent. Robert displays love of sport through his Tracks and Tactics podcast which launched during lockdown, bringing together football fanatic friends from the music industry to discuss news from both industries. 2022 will see Robert continue to branch out into his other areas of interests, combining music with gaming, tech and UFC. 

Robert Bruce is well on his way to becoming the go-to conduit for the voices of our generation across music, culture and sport in the U.K. and beyond. 

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