You know Robbie Boyd? He's performed live on ITV's 'This Morning' twice, been regularly aired on BBC Radio 2 by the likes of Graham Norton and Jeremy Vine, and is now releasing this year's hotly tipped debut album, 'So Called Man' (26th May), produced and mixed by Tristan Ivemy (Frank Turner, Magic Numbers). Robbie's charming songs and passion for performing have captivated a worldwide audience of over 10,000 Facebook fans and 500,000 YouTube views, and he's supported artists like The Kooks, Johnny Flynn and The Feeling.
'So Called Man' draws on Robbie's broad range of musical influences, and features 12 songs decorated with luscious melodies and wistful lyrics reminiscent of Passenger, with a post-Mumford twang, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
Robbie's lyrical inspiration is an uplifting affirmation of the many hours spent busking on the streets of London, Paris and Buenos Aires (and even on the roof of the 02 Arena!), where he honed his craft. The tight harmonies and instantly memorable tunes reflect Robbie's refreshingly positive outlook, displayed on tracks such as 'Brave', while the catchy chorus on 'I Want You To Stay' is pure feel good factor 10 and immediately addictive.
Set to be the song of the Summer, Robbie's forthcoming single, 'Less Than Friends' (12th May), is a true toe-tapper, demonstrating Robbie's versatile vocals and his band's powerful folk-driven groove. A slightly darker song about unrequited love, that upholds the promise of hope, and has already been given the seal of approval by Graham Norton.
The album also includes debut single 'Under My Skin', a feel-good love song that's received much praise: "The chorus really explodes to life with sing-along qualities and a euphoric sweep. A real crowd-pleaser that deserves to be a massive hit." Indie London. Robbie says "'Under my Skin' was a tune originally sung to me by a blackbird, lyrically I was in inspired by the transient nature of people. Some beautiful people flutter in, bringing colour to our lives for a brief moment and then are lost to time, but never to memory."
Robbie's talented band of like-minded minstrels, add to the festivities whenever they play live, filling each venue with good time vibes. Their performances have been positively reviewed in The Times and Time Out, with online support coming from Huffington Post and Rolling Stone. Robbie's recent headline shows at Bush Hall and the Jazz Caf' were sold out and he's performed at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire and at The Olympic Park to over 30,000 people. Robbie and his band have toured extensively round the UK, as well as Argentina, Europe, and Nashville. Robbie's songs have also been played on Xfm, Absolute Radio and 6 Music, and his songwriting skills have earned him co-writes with legends such as Roger Cook (The Hollies) and none other than Ray Davies.