Robert Gould taught history and wrote history textbooks before beginning to write librettos and lyrics for musical theatre. With Christopher J. Orton, he has co-written the musicals “Based On A True Story” (a workshop production of which was presented at the Jermyn Street Theatre in 2010), “My Land's Shore” (which received a workshop production at RADA Studios in 2013) and was a finalist for the Stiles And Drewe Mentorship Award in 2016), and “Grace Notes” (a finalist in the Leicester Square Theatre New Musical project in 2014).
With Joe Sterling, he has co-written the musical "Roundabout" as well as some songs for the album "Somewhere In My Mind - the Songs of Joe Sterling". He also writes songs with Alex James Ellison, including songs for their EP, “Favourite Sins”. With composer Rob Eyles, he has written the musical “A Pebble For Aaron” (a finalist for the 2016 Stiles And Drewe Mentorship Award), and a musical based on the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, “The Wonderful Musician”. Eyles and Gould staged a sell-out concert – “I Wasn’t Thinking At All” – at The Pheasantry in 2015 and their debut album “As Long As I Have Music” was released in June 2016.
An album of songs with Robert Gould’s lyrics, “Words Shared With Friends”, was nominated for a 2014 BroadwayWorld Album Award as Best Compilation Album.