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Today, Robbie Boyd. Simon Cowell is a fan who compared his music to ‘Crosby, Stills and Nash’ once. Robbie’s sold out headline London shows at venues like Bush Hall, The Garage and The Jazz Café, and has played at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
Boyd is soon to release his fourth album, ‘Brotherhood’. We talk music and spin a couple tracks.
Thank you for tuning in tonight. Enjoy the show!
Enjoy the show!
“Hey Girl” 10:58
“The Mighty Oak” 22:59
From the Artist
Written by Robbie Boyd and Oli Corpe. Pre-production by Rob Brinkmann. Produced, performed and mixed by Michael Benhayon, GM Records. Mastered by Neil Pickles, Reveal Sound. Director, camera and editor: Iris Pohl, InCoCreation. Producer: Candida Scott Knight. With thanks to the cast: Esther Andras, Paula Andras, Elizabeth McCann, Eleanor Cooper, Lucy Duffy (also on backing vocals), Monica Gillooly, Lorraine Harris, Vanessa and Abi-Mae McHardy, Natalie Hawthorn, Bryony Inge, Rosalie Nicholson, Anna, Nick and Charlie Probert, Rachael Rogerson, Amina Tumi, Conor Turley, Meg Valentine, Susie Williams, Thaïs Yoshioka, Candida Scott Knight, and Sega the dog! And special thanks to: Hair and Beauty by Design, Sunshine and Raviolli Cafe, Streets Florist and Greengrocer.
Filmed and Edited by Meg Valentine (c) Glorious Music 2019.
Robbie Boyd’s bio and quotes:
Robbie Boyd has recently performed alongside Katie Melua at an intimate industry showcase and has played with Frank Turner too. He’s appeared live on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ twice with his band, and has written a song with Matt Cardle from the X-Factor, and Ray Davies. He’s supported McFly and The Feeling in front of 30,000 people at the Olympic Park and his timeless songs have been regularly aired on BBC Radio 2 by Graham Norton, Paul O’Grady, Patrick Kielty, Sir Tim Rice, and Jeremy Vine, as well as Dave Gormanand Pete Donaldson on Absolute Radio. Tom Robinson and Chris Hawkins from BBC 6 Music as well as Hattie Pearson on Xfm have also shown him love. Robbie’s toured the world from America, Argentina, Australia, Europe, Scandinavia to Japan, and he’s performed alongside the likes of Jack Savoretti, Daughter, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Jack Garrett, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Kooks and Turin Brakes as well as. He’s also co-written songs with Barry Mason, as well as some of Nashville’s finest, such as Rhett Akins, James Otto and Roger Cooke. Oh, and he also sang next to Chris Martin from Coldplay on stage once!
Simon Cowell is a fan who compared his music to ‘Crosby, Stills and Nash’ once. Robbie’s sold out headline London shows at venues like Bush Hall, The Garage and The Jazz Café, and has played at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire too. Robbie was also the first ever Brit to perform on the roof of the O2 Arena. Robbie’s had lots of industry interest ranging from Universal Music, BMG, to Rollover Studios. He’s also recorded in Annie Lennox’s studio, and had interest from Chris Difford of Squeeze too. Robbie’s played at Bestival, Beautiful Days, Great Escape, The Isle of Wight Festival, Somersault, Standon Calling and Wilderness Festival amongst others and his live shows have been raved about in the Evening Standard, The Times (Lisa Verrico), and Time Out, with online support coming from Huffington Post, Music Week, and Record of the Day. He’s performed live on London Live several times and been played on Soho Radio too. His new albums ‘Break The Chain’ and ‘Time Will Tell’ have received great feedback from industry and fans, and bring out Boyd’s lighter side.
Boyd is soon to release his fourth album, Brotherhood, packed with uplifting anthems that will have you singing along in no time at all. There is so much more to this Troubadour, and so much yet to come too. Of all your musical interests, this should be your number one.
Quotes from industry people:
“I really like the style of singing and the tone of Robbie’s voice. It reminds me of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young”. Simon Cowell, Syco
“We’re big fans of his on this show. It’s extraordinary to hear the way his songwriting, performance and sound has developed over the years” – Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2
“Great track, deserves to rub shoulders with the likes of Pulp & Elbow”
Dave Gorman, Absolute Radio
“Brilliant!” Tom Deacon, BBC Radio 1
“Robbie has built up an enviable online following Ed Sheeran-style through his canny use of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter – while the quality of his songwriting has impressed industry heavyweights such as Sir Tim Rice. What’s not to like?” Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“That’s got a great positive feel for a Monday morning. New one from Robbie Boyd, top new-folk, ‘I Want You To Stay’” Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music
“It’s a lovely song!” (Hey Girl), Baylen Leonard, BBC 6 Music
“On The cusp of success two years ago, Oxford’s Stornoway were too tame and twee. Indeed, there was more fun to be had at the tiny Folk Guild Stage, basically a make shift barn, where eight members of The Robbie Boyd Band threw a sax accompanied party and sang about Alaska.” Lisa Verrico, The Times, Live Review
“A Seven-Piece band has a license to perform at Tube stations after winning an annual competition for buskers. Funky folk group The Robbie Boyd Band also won the chance to perform at The Bedford in Balham in the Rhythm of London contest.” Evening Standard
“With a sound that’s influenced by his writing experiences in Nashville, this is the first catchy offering from his upcoming Break The Chain, and it’s an instantly likeable acoustic pop song that’s free from any pretence. In these confused, troubled times we face on a daily basis, great upbeat nuggets of joy like this always find a keen audience. And deservedly so. Online press has been strong, including homepage coverage on MySpace, Muzu Recommends Breaking Artist, and a New & Noteworthy feature on iTunes, with YouTube numbers surpassing 83k, 95 monthly listeners on Spotify, and over 10k followers on Facebook. With this kind of momentum and the songwriting ability of Robbie, he is starting to pick up label, publishing and live agent interest.” (Hey Girl, Review), Record of The Day