Chris King Robinson - Tell Me Why You're Scared
Met ' Tell Me Why You're Scared ' geeft Chris King Robinson met zijn debuut EP gelijk zijn visitekaartje af.
Als iets heel snel duidelijk wordt is het wel het onmiskenbare
talent van Chris King Robinson. Op de debuut EP horen we prima catchy blues. Alle vijf de nummers op het album zijn pakkend , maar bovenal kwalitatief ijzersterk. Het enthousiasme spat vanaf de eerste nooit van de muziek van Chris King Robinson af. Het gitaarspel is van uitzonderlijk hoog niveau dit in combinatie met de prima vocalen.
Ik ben ervan overtuigd dat we van Chris King Robinson nog veel gaan horen . Ik voorspel hem een grote muzikale toekomst. De eerste kennismaking is me meer dan goed bevallen. Wat een prima debuut.
CHRIS KING ROBINSON INTERVIEW
If you have to describe your music in there of four words,what would you call it?
Funky, modern, catchy blues
What was the first tune(s) you learned?
'Hey Joe' by the legendary Jimi Hendrix, good times!
When did you start writing about music—and what or who were your early passions and influences?
Only recently has my original music been released & heard by people; some of the musical ideas heard in my latest releases stem back to when I was just a small kid. Ever since I first picked up the guitar; it's been my life & I owe that to Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble.
Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD's?
Unfortunately the majority of my favorite musicians are no longer with us. My favorite two artists & CD's are Stevie Ray Vaughan - In Step & Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland.
Do you get nervous before a performance ?
Funnily enough, I tend to be way more nervous playing right in front of 20 people's faces in a club than when i'm on stage in front of thousands at a festival. My nerves are certainly dulling down with experience, having said that; I believe it's good to be a little nervous because it keeps you on your toes and means you still give a crap!
How do you promote your shows?
We promote each show in a different way, on our last tour we played on a morning TV show in Indianapolis to promote our gigs at the Slippery Noodle & Hard Rock Cafe.
What's your outlook on the record industry today?
You probably don't want to know my outlook on the record industry today haha! I'm in it for the music & always will be.
What's your claim to fame?
Oh, that's a tricky question. I reckon it would have to be that I have more Twitter followers than Joe Bonamassa haha!
What inspires you to do what you do?
Every time I hear Blues I'm reminded of my purpose in life, It's an indescribable feeling!
What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 player?
I'll have to check if my girlfriend has put any of her fav music on my MP3 player........
Do you have any fan comments of how your music or a song affected them?
My first single 'Lipstick On Her Cigar' has been used as a wedding song in the past, that was a very humbling experience for me. I have also been told by many fans that the same song has moved them to tears! Recently I had a very provocative message sent to me from a woman; who very forwardly told me that she likes to make love with her husband whilst listening to the song.........
How would you describe your perfect day?
Receiving a new guitar, playing that new guitar.
Best song you ever written and why?
I would have to choose the title track from my bands debut EP, 'Tell Me Why You're Scared'. My reasoning being that the majority of fans that have heard the song, tell me how they can't get it out of their heads.
How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
It's not a mistake if you do it twice.
Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally?
Robert Randolph playing his song 'Pressing My Way' will make me cry like a baby every time.
If you weren't singing, what would you be doing?
I would probably be living in a cave trying to design guitar pedals.
Is there something you would like to do more of in the future?
I would like to do more touring over in the States and Europe, those places look after us better and appreciate Blues more you know.
Where would you like to find yourself in ten years?
I would like to bring Blues to the mainstream & teach kids that there's more to music than Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran.