23 October 2012

Robert Vincent, Liverpool Music Awards 2012 nominee - Male Artist of the Year

Robert Vincent

Robert Vincent, Liverpool Music Awards 2012 nominee - Male Artist of the Year

If there’s a lot of half-finished, semi-fulfilled, vaguely unsatisfying music around these days – songs that say nothing to you about your life – then maybe it’s because the people who make it haven’t lived much of a life themselves.

Not so in the case of Robert Vincent, the searingly honest Liverpool singer-songwriter whose mix of folk, rock and country is like a Mersey Van Morrison or a Scouse Springsteen. 

Born in 1981, in Crosby, North Liverpool, into a house that rang to the sounds of Johnny Cash, The Beatles and Pink Floyd, Robert knew before he was five years old that he wanted to be a musician. When he became a father at 17 he had to balance the hard graft of life in a working band with the responsibility of providing for a family. He’s seen setbacks and false dawns, he’s come near to success only to have it snatched away, but he’s never lost his faith in his music. And now that faith is coming good.

“I’ve done the whole thing of trying to be what people want me to be,” Rob explains in his warm and good-humoured Scouse drawl, “And in the end I just thought I’ve had enough of this. The songs I’ve written now, some of them sound like Johnny Cash and some of them like 50s rock’n’roll – but they’re what *I* wanted to write. And the funny thing is, the more honest I am, the better people like it.”

Results started with the release of his first two EP releases, “The Bomb” and “My Pill”, as well as his raw and righteous current single, “Riot’s Cry”, which has been picking up airplay across the BBC from the likes of Janice Long on Radio 2 and Radcliffe and Maconie on 6Music, as well as sessions and interviews on 5Live and BBC London and on October 10th 2012 it was announced that Robert has been nominated for Male Artist of The Year at the prestigious Liverpool Music Awards - with public voting finishing on November 2nd

Single ‘Riot’s Cry’ will be released October 21st on DB Industries

UK Live Dates:

Nov 7th – The Elgin – London
Nov 9th – Lincoln – British Legion
Nov 15th- The Brunswick – Hove
Nov 21st – Merchant Hotel - Belfast
Nov 23rd- The Studio- Hartlepool
Nov 27th- The Stables- Stony Stratford
Nov 29th – Leaf – Liverpool
Dec 1st – View Two Gallery – Liverpool
Dec 2nd – Cafe D’Art – Liverpool
Dec 7th – Eric’s – Liverpool
Dec 15th – Zanzibar - Liverpool
Dec 18th- Borderline- London
Dec 19th – Cellars – Portsmouth
Dec 28th – The Ship Inn - Chester

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