20 Year old singer/songwriter and performer ‘Bluey Robinson’ has been creating quite a name for himself, his recently launched YouTube channel (BlueyRobinsonTV) has over eleven thousand views, whilst his myspace page has just under 200,000 plays, to add to that his new single ‘I Know’ has made it onto Radio 1 playlisting which is adding to the already present buzz surrounding this young South East London talent.
In a bid to get to know more of the man himself, I managed to catch up with the rising star and asked him 10 questions, enjoy.
Q1) HOW DID YOU GET INTO MUSIC?
“I’ve kinda alway’s been involved in music.. I’ve never really not been interested or not sung or wrote songs. It’s always just felt like something I was supposed to do, However, only up until about 5 or 6 years ago did I really start trying to perfect my craft. I took it upon myself to learn about the industry, understand who I really was as an artist and work out how I would best present myself to the world.”
Q2) HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
“I just try to be me.. Wear what I wanna wear.. Sing how I wanna sing.. do the kinda music that feels good to me. I’ve never really been one for scenes and genre’s.. Just makes me feel restricted!”
Q3) WHO ARE YOUR INSPIRATIONS AND INFLUENCES?
“I tend to get inspired by weird and wonderful things that occur in every day life. Anything that stands out and disrupts the monotonous and robotic system of 21st century living is always fun ..and on many occasions is a difficult and brave thing to attempt. I am greatly influenced by Art.. Pop culture.. Human behaviour.. Space travel, the theory of alternate dimensions.. Conspiracy theories, Cult classic films and comic books. Also, I have a great interest in other artists and figures such as; Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee, Muhammed Ali, Andre 3000, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Malcolm X, Kanye West and Freddy Mercury. Just to name a few!”
Q4) WHAT DOES BLUEY ROBINSON OFFER TO THE INDUSTRY?
“I guess I offer myself and my passion. I believe strongly in developing and building your own character. Becoming the biggest and best you you can be! I have a natural want and desire to break barriers, change peoples way of thinking and inspire. So I guess therefore I will offer something I think the world needs. I will be out to make my presence felt and make a difference, an honest difference.. however possible.
Whether it be through Music, Performance, Speech or some other drastic and unconventional means, if I think it will work, I will more than likely do it! ..Be passionate!
Confidence in yourself can take u where you need to be, and you must believe in you, your abilities and your message.”
Q5) WHAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT FROM OTHER ARTISTS?
“Alot of the above, and also the fact that I live in the moment, trying to make the most of any situation.. Enjoying life to the full and experiencing all I can.”
Q6) WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO FROM BLUEY ROBINSON IN THE FUTURE AND WHEN?
“We have decided on the first single to be ‘I know’. Not too sure exactly when it will be released but it’s in preparation. Also I’m still working on my first album, It’s going really well and I’m excited! It’s all independent at the moment so is a bit of an uphill struggle, but I know it will eventually come together. The working title is ‘The Rising Sun'”
Q7) IF YOU COULD WORK WITH ANY ARTIST, WHO WOULD IT BE?
“There’s a few.. But I’d love to work with Andre 3000, when the times right.”
Q8) IF YOU COULD WORK WITH ANY PRODUCER, WHO WOULD IT BE?
“The producer I’ve been working with is seriously soon to become the best producer the industry has.. ‘Labrinth’, but apart from that guy.. I guess I could only say Quincy (Quincy Jones)”
Q9) WHAT DOES BLUEY ROBINSON LIKE TO DO IN HIS SPARE TIME?
Watch anime films.
Research something enlightening on youtube..
Travel (though I have not done too much of that yet)
Talk to new people
Talk to friends
Go to the cinema
Go to Fstreet.
Go and watch some kind of live performance.
Anything that feels new and exciting.”
Q10) IF YOU WERE NOT A SINGER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?
“Going to MI5 to hand in my C.V”
Bluey Robinson does not just have the talent, but the passion to pursue his ambitions, his talent cannot be denied and his style cannot be defied, a truly unique individual with a bright future.