for the nighthawks and morning birds
The story begins… Once upon a time there was a Lord Burgess who was a very wealthy and respected landowner at the turn of the last century. He had butlers, servants and most importantly maids to wait on him hand and foot. This ‘Lord’ ended up having his wicked way with one of his maids, therefore leaving the mother no other choice but to abandon her bastard child and give him to the orphanage. This bastard of a baby was Robinson’s great grandfather, who turned out to be a coal mining alcoholic. Robinson insists that this family background has been a trigger for his creativity; however, his music is influenced by the likes of Dylan and Waits. Inspirations are endless and ongoing, from the readings of Charles Bukowski and other beatniks to the darker gothic sounds of eastern Europe. Whether it be guitar, piano, clarinet or sax, Robinson’s melodies are pulled from many lovers. Where does the story go from here? Will Robinson echo the life of his great grandfather or is there something much better waiting around the corner? To be continued
Unsolicited Reviews about Robinson's debut album, posted on ITunes Store U.K., now signed to www.palawanproductions.com
How the hell hasn't the whole world heard of this kid? Decent music for once
He's not much to look at but the songs ring true ****
A couple of truly sublime tracks here, an artist with true potential
This is FRESH!*****
Conjuring up The Beat Poets, Down and Outs, urban landscapes and our mundane lives, while containing messages of Love, Peace and Hope for all, this album really affects the Soul. Both dark and light in nearly equal measures Andy Robinson gives a stunning vocal and multi-instrumental performance. From the reality and power of "Happiness" to the up beat brass driven Gypsy groove of "That Girl" into the Cotton Field sing-a-long of "Sunshine When it Rains" I cannot recommend this Album enough!
For real music lovers*****
This boy is putting the "tune" back into music. Every song is worth downloading. If I heard stuff like this more often I would stop being such a music cynic!
This kid has a fantastic future. Download this now, its fresh, clean and clever. You will not be disapointed. One man and his guitar and wow such a voice. "Daughter of the Sky" is cool and "In a Whisper" is haunting. More please.