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About Robbie Boyd
Robbie Boyd has recently performed alongside Katie Melua at an intimate industry showcase. He also appeared live on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ twice, and his timeless songs have been regularly aired on BBC Radio 2 by Graham Norton (10 singles), Paul O’Grady, Sir Tim Rice, and Jeremy Vine as well as Dave Gorman and Pete Donaldson on Absolute Radio, plus Tom Robinson and Chris Hawkins on BBC 6 Music as well as Hattie Pearson on Xfm. He's toured the world from America, Argentina, Australia, Europe, Scandinavia to Japan. He's performed alongside the likes of Charlie Simpson, Daughter, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Frank Turner, Jack Garrett, Jack Savoretti, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Kooks and Turin Brakes as well as supported McFly and The Feeling in front of 30,000 people at the Olympic Park. He's co-written with Barry Mason, Elena Tonra from Daughter, Matt Cardle from the X-factor, and none other than Ray Davies from The Kinks, as well as some of Nashville’s big-hitters such as Rhett Akins and James Otto. He also sang next to Chris Martin from Coldplay on stage!
Robbie’s had lots of interest ranging from Bob Harris, Chris Difford of Squeeze and Simon Cowell of Psycho, as well as sold out headline London shows at venues like Bush Hall, The Garage and The Jazz Café. He's also played twice at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire supporting The Mutton Birds and was the first ever Brit to perform on the roof of the O2 Arena, second only to Bon Jovi. Robbie has also 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. His new albums 'Break The Chain' and 'Time Will Tell' have received great feedback and industry support and bring out Boyd's lighter side of life.
"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
"Putting the 'fun' into fundamentally decent acoustic loveliness"
Pete Donaldson, Absolute Radio
“I can’t express how much I love this band; can’t get enough of them!” Hattie Pearson, Xfm
“Really like this song, very fresh, clean and full of summer promise!!” Neil Fox, Magic FM
“Isn’t that lovely! Very nice indeed!” Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2
"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
“Catchy, emotionally charged folk-pop and Robbie’s creamy voice” Time Out
“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
“Boyd’s new collection of super-chilled songs are streamed straight from the heart”
“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