Robert Hart (born 1 November 1958, Bournemouth, Hampshire, now in Dorset) is an English rock vocalist and songwriter. He is the lead singer of Manfred Mann's Earth Band. He has performed as a solo artist, and with The Distance and also with former Whitesnake members in the band called Company of Snakes and with Bad Company. He also fronted The Jones Gang, a rock group formed by Robert, Rick Wills and Kenney Jones. He now performs as a solo artist as well as touring with his own band XBad Company, with Dave "Bucket" Colwell and Garry "Harry" James (all of them being ex-members of Bad Company). He was the first English writer to be signed to Disney owned Hollywood Records. He has also written multiple number 1 hits, and written a number of songs for film soundtracks whilst being signed to Roy Orbison's Still Working Music, Disney's Hollwood Records, and Island records.