Robyn G Shiels

Robyn G Shiels

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Chaos and Whiskey! Country tinged greatness. At the heart of it all a melody and tenderness. Songs of death, lost hope and the weakness of man.

Recently featured in several movie soundtracks (inc Cherrybomb feat Rupert Grint). Supported Cat Power, The Goodlife, Van Morrison, Snow Patrol...

Biography

Robyn G Shiels.

C&W…Chaos and Whiskey.

Robyn is without doubt one the most respected musician’s on the N.Irish Scene.
His debut album a ‘Lifetime of Midnight’s’ received wide critical acclaim (Drowned in Sound, Comes With A Smile, Hot Press etc) as well as various radio including a live Maida Vale Session for Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1 and Indie 103.1 in LA.

Robyn has shared a stage with the leading peers in his genre. Cat Power, Devendra Banhart, Richard Hawley, Two Gallants, The Good Life and Van Morrison. Gary Lightbody asked him to play at Snow Patrol's home coming show in Bangor, NI - the biggest gig ever in N.Ireland at the time.

In Oct 2010 Robyn was asked to support a new band featuring members of Guided By Voices, Nada Surf and Cat Power in the Bowery Electric in New York, USA.

A recent track (‘Hello Death’) was hand picked by David Holmes (Oceans 11, 12 etc) to appear on the late 2009 movie Cherry Bomb starring Rupert Grint (Harry Potter). While another of Robyn's tracks appears in the film Cupcake. This was followed with two tracks from his new E.P to feature on the movie Made In Belfast, which opened the 2013 Belfast Film Festival. .

‘The Great Depression’ E.P came in 2011, with more kind words and ‘Best Solo Artist‘ at the N.Irish Music Awards.

2013 saw Robyn release his 'Underneath the Night of Stars' E.P., supported by Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 2 Robyn launched the E.P with a sold out show on the Belfast Barge.

Already complete, Robyn's 2nd long player is set for release in March 2014. Produced by Ben McCauley (Girls Names, Sea Pinks, Arborist) it will be released on 12" vinyl and CD, as well as digitally.

Originally from Kilrea in the heart of N.Ireland Robyn now permanently resides in Belfast. His live sets come in two flavours. Dark, insular, moody with piano, accordian, guitar and vocals and then with full band… Loud, aggressive and direct. At the heart of both is a melody and tenderness. Songs of death, lost hope and the weakness of man.

Robyn is managed and released through No Dancing Records and Management (Formerly home to General Fiasco, previously signed to Infectious records, Dirty Hit Records and Imagem Publishing and now home to Wonder Villains)

No Dancing records is one of the most prolific labels in Ireland with releases from America, Canada, UK and Ireland.

Discography

Discography

2 Nights in June - 7”
A Lifetime of Midnights - CD
We Are Of Evil - 7”
Hello Death - Cherry Bomb Soundtrack & digital single
Two Nights in June - Cupcake Sound Track
The Great Depression - E.P - CD & Digital
Underneath the Night of Stars E.P - CD & Digital
Blood of the Innocents CD Album. (March 2014)

Set List

40 minutes as solo or with band.

1. a man to your wife
2. if i were thy demon
3. courage to hold
4. 2 nights in june
5. this deathly charm
6. black moon
7. hell is..
8.underneath the night of stars
9.hello death..