Roby SeidelBorn: August 16th, 1942, Geneva (Switzerland)
Died: January 3rd, 2014, Geneva (Switzerland)
In 1992, Roby Seidel was asked to arrange and conduct ‘Mister Music Man’, the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. This song, performed by Daisy Auvray, is unique in one way: it is the only song ever in the contest about a conductor; in the lyrics, the singer begs her ‘Mister Music Man’ to play their favourite song over and over again. Aptly, the orchestration contained many references to big band repertoire, which gave the entry a distinct retro feel. Despite the maximum of the points from the Icelandic jury, this highly original Swiss effort only finished fifteenth.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Roby Seidel will be published on this website