Robin’s journey into music started off as a street dancer age 16 competing in hip hop local talent shows which also included the TV show Britains Got Talent. In 2016, age 23 Robin accomplished himself as a singer/songwriter after an audition in Soho, London. He began with a company called Regent Street Artists but is now an independent artist where he is recording with his producer Chris Hall at a studios in South Acton. Robin is from South Norfolk and lives in Bressingham. He has a passion for songwriting and word play with music ranging from hip hop to indie-pop. He is self-taught in the industry with no musical background and has thrived on learning all aspects. Attention from Both TV/Radio stations locally and internationally has built Robins music up. Ranging from local town Diss Park Radio, West Norfolk Radio to BBC Introducing Norfolk, Watford VIBE FM, London One Radio, as well as reaching Global stations in Barcelona, Helsinki, Canberra and Los Angeles to name a few. His story has been featured in magazines in Mexico Cover Revista, Italy SMS News Official and New Jersey's November 2018 + March 2021 issue 'WeAreJerseyMagazine' in the US. His first music video was released in 2019 by the help of a Film videographer friend Zak Torrance. ‘Fight or Flight’ is his most recent success which features the chart topping rapper Ironik. Robin recently signed his first licensed sync placement for his song ‘Time is Your Own’. ‘Today’s Generation’ is his new single….
Thank you for taking this interview! How has the New Year been for you so far as an artist? It's been great. I've really embraced getting into the routine of recording, making new material and getting back performing. All of these things have taken time to get the ball rolling again after the pandemic but it's certainly getting back to where I want it to be.
Can you tell us how you've transformed from the beginning to now as an artist? I've been making music now for around 6 years so there has been many lessons learnt along the way. I've needed to teach myself a lot with vocal work, writing and understanding the business side of music. I've still got more to learn but I certainly feel more of an accomplished musician. How did you come up with your latest project? My recent song 'Today's Generation' took two years to make and was based on all the cultural, political and revolutionary changes we have witnessed over the last few years. It is inspired by Billy Joel's song 'We Didn't Start The Fire'. Where are you from originally? I am British and live in a village called Bressingham in South Norfolk ( South East of the UK ) Where do you live now? Same area. Do you think where you live impacts how your music is made? I guess we are all influenced by our upbringing and routes as it shapes your character and views in life. I travel to London to record with my producer and certainly going into the city inspires and influences my music. What was the inspiration to make music your career? My original starting point was a street dancer and competing in talent shows as a dancer. I have always felt like I've got things to say and points to prove. I've certainly felt such a connection to music and wordplay so I want to show that in my music. I find it such a rewarding feeling to be able to make music and write my own original songs. How do you want to shape your career? I want to continue to develop in my music and to reach as many audiences across the world as possible. I've got more work to go but I like the path I am currently on. I just wanted to make class tunes and showcase as much storytelling as possible. Do you work on a tight timeline always or do you go with the flow when it comes to your music? I would probably say I go with the flow. I don't think you can put timelines on creativity. How did your latest title of your music come to be? I wanted to group listeners without isolating them, so I liked the idea of the word generation. The word Today next to it just felt right and 'Today's Generation' had some sort of headline link, which is what the song is about. Headlines in the news. Is it hard to let go of the music when it is done? Not at all. It's more of a relief. I find the release quite stressful though as it's difficult to know how to get the social media promotion parts correct. Do you feel an emotional attachment to your music? Most certainly. I try to write as much from the heart as possible. It's important to feel attached to my music and lyrics as it's a creation. Being attached to what I am producing should feel natural. How would you describe your music in one word to someone who hasn't listened to it yet? Imaginative. Where do they go to listen NOW? Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, Google Music, Deezer, Soundcloud, iTunes and any other digital platforms available. What has been the best fan reaction to your music? I think when you get messages from people I've never met and have no connection to it's very striking and humbling to think people have some relation to my music or it's given them some boost in some way. That's very rewarding as a musician. Is there anything exciting coming up for you? Yes, I have recently signed my first sync placement contract with a company for a song of mine called 'Time Is Your Own' which will enable the song to be used for commercial and film use. I have some new material to be released over the coming months and hopefully an exciting second part of 2022
Are you performing the song anywhere LIVE? Yes, I am currently in the middle of a few local gigs where I am performing the new song. Social Links: Robin Shaw | Facebook Robin Shaw (@robinshawmusic) • Instagram photos and videos Robin Shaw (@RGB_Shaw) / Twitter Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1UtDe5ZRRdeuCS7g4LfGmQ?si=LXEcXjmRSWKz3oo69OjY_g Apple Music: